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  • Valerie Owens

    Dorothy Day (1897– 1980) American journalist, social activist, & devout Catholic convert; advocated the economic theory of distributism. Seen her displaying prison uniform worn when she arrested in 1917 for protesting women's exclusion from the electorate. Was partner in establishment of "Catholic Workers Movement" a nonviolent, pacifist movement that continues to combine direct aid for the poor and homeless. She is currently being considered for sainthood by the Roman Catholic Church.

  • Gina Synnott-Mullins

    The fight for women's right to vote -- Catholic Worker crusader Dorothy Day with her prison dress [covered with autographs!] On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate. Arriving at a rural workhouse, the women were roughly handled. The women responded with a hunger strike. Finally they were freed by presidential order.

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