People Power

Why White Men May Be the Biggest Winners When a City Snags Amazon’s HQ2
by Amy Bhatt, Dillon Mahmoudi
A close look at how a new headquarters would affect local quality of life and who would fill the jobs.
His Traveling Museum Is Bringing Black History to a Town Near You
by Zenobia Jeffries
After nearly 30 years of collecting rare artifacts, this Detroit teacher launched a mobile museum that travels the country educating people on African American history all year round.
First U.S. City to Ban Fossil Fuel Expansion Offers Roadmap for Others
by Kevon Paynter
Portland, Ore., climate activists celebrate a win against Big Oil as city- and state-level initiatives gain momentum across the country.
How the Wonder of Nature Can Inspire Social Justice Activism
by Adrienne Maree Brown
The complex systems of the natural world can open our eyes to a new way of being.
One College’s Shift to Training Social Justice Activists
by Lornet Turnbull
At a time when many young Americans are seeking avenues for change in their communities, more schools are offering degrees in social justice.
Inside the Move to End Gerrymandering
by Fran Korten
As partisan redistricting increasingly biases election results, people are mobilizing through the courts and the ballot box to make elections fairer.
Do Protests Matter? What the Tea Party Movement Can Teach the Trump Resistance
by Kaya Axelsson
This is how rallies grow into movements and create social change.
A Letter to Ursula Le Guin After Her Departure
by Adrienne Maree Brown
When I lost hope in this world, you offered me a plethora of fully formed universes to learn from.
No Price Tags: These Neighbors Built Their Own Economy Without Money
by Araz Hachadourian
Time-banking is a model for trading skills, goods, and labor instead of money. There are close to 500 such banks across the country.
The Sassiest Signs From the Seattle Women’s March
by Lori Panico
PHOTO ESSAY: Everywhere, walking shoes, water bottles, and thousands of people with a lot to say.
With Marijuana Now Legal, L.A. Goes Further to Make Amends for the War on Drugs
by Kevon Paynter
The city creates a “social equity” tier of applications who will receive priority for marijuana business permits.
Farming Brings Refugees Closer to Home Through Food and Community
by Sammi-Jo Lee
They were forced out of their homes by Burmese military violence. Now they’re rebuilding their lives in North Carolina.
I Stood Up to ICE, and Now They’re Trying to Deport Me
by Maru Mora Villalpando
With the letter delivered to my house, ICE has officially made the leap from a law enforcement agency to a political repression agency.
A Populism of Hope Begins When People Feel Their Own Power
by Nathan Schneider
At work behind almost any great social movement is an engine of counter-economy.
Love Letters to the Resistance
by Aura Bogado
More than 30 writers send messages of hope to loved ones in the time of Trump.