Dorothy Day (født 8. november 1897 i New York City i USA, død 29. november 1980 samme sted) var en journalist, politisk aktivist og hengiven katolsk konvertitt. Hun gikk inn for den katolske økonomiske teorien om distributisme, ble kalt anarkist og nølte ikke med selv å benytte denne merkelappen om deg selv. I 1930-årene startet hun sammen med aktivisten Peter Maurin Catholic Worker-bevegelsen, en pasifistisk bevegelse som kombinerer direkte støttet til fattige, hjemløse og andre utsatte grupper ved ikke-voldsmetoder som for eksempel sivil ulydighet.
I 2001 ble hun innvotert i Kvinnenes æresgalleri i USA.
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- ^ Day, Dorothy. On Pilgrimage. (1974). "There was no time to answer the one great disagreement which was in their minds--how can you reconcile your Faith in the monolithic, authoritarian Church which seems so far from Jesus who "had no place to lay his head," and who said "sell what you have and give to the poor,"--with your anarchism? Because I have been behind bars in police stations, houses of detention, jails and prison farms, whatsoever they are called, eleven times, and have refused to pay Federal income taxes and have never voted, they accept me as an anarchist. And I in turn, can see Christ in them even though they deny Him, because they are giving themselves to working for a better social order for the wretched of the earth."
- ^ Day, Dorothy. On Pilgrimage. (1974). "The blurb on the back of the book Small Is Beautiful lists fellow spokesmen for the ideas expressed, including "Alex Comfort, Paul Goodman and Murray Bookchin. It is the tradition we might call anarchism." We ourselves have never hesitated to use the word."