Dorothy Day (November 8, 1897 - November 29, 1980) was a journalist turned social activist (she was an Industrial Workers of the World member) and devout member of the Roman Catholic Church. She became known for her social justice campaigns in defence of the poor, forsaken, hungry and homeless. Alongside Peter Maurin, she founded the Catholic Worker Movement in 1933, espousing nonviolence, and hospitality for the impoverished and downtrodden.

The movement started with The Catholic Worker newspaper that she and Peter Maurin founded to stake out a neutral, pacifist position in the increasingly war-torn 1930s.

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