Cities give birth to social movements not only because of the kinds of people who live in them, but also because of the public spaces available and essential to their configuration.
- Ginia Bellefante, "So Many Protests, So Little Space," The New York Times
Any big political march is both a test of a city's spatial limitations and an exercise in seeing and using that city in a new way.
- Christopher Hawthorne, on the performance of L.A.'s public spaces during the Women's March, Los Angeles Times
Joy doesn't betray but sustains activism. And when you face a politics that aspires to make you fearful, alienated and isolated, joy is a fine act of insurrection.