BRYAN FARRELL – Where do you look for hope in dark times? Longtime organizer and author L.A. Kauffman looks to a chart she keeps on her wall that tracks how many people have participated in protests since January 2017. Right now that number is upwards of 21.5 million. â€œItâ€™s part of my organizing geekdom,â€ she says. But itâ€™s also the best visual reminder of a fact thatâ€™s easily overlooked: We are living in a time of unprecedented protest.