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POOR Magazine is a poor people led/indigenous people led, grassroots non-profit,arts organization dedicated to providing revolutionary media access, art, education and advocacy to silenced youth, adults and elders in poverty across the globe.

All of POOR's programs are focused on providing non-colonizing, community-based and community-led media, art and education with the goals of creating access for silenced voices, preserving and degentrifying rooted communities of color and re-framing the debate on poverty, landlessness, indigenous resistance, disability and race locally and globally.

POOR Magazine


POOR Magazine Revolutionary Journalism, poetry, & prose on issues of poverty, racism, disability, in/migration, border fascism, incarceration, welfare (de)form, profiling, indigenous resistance, art, media, and more by the folks who experience these struggles first-hand.

(POOR Magazine -The print edition- Is currently out of print due to lack of funding. Some copies of Volume #4: MOTHERS still available by mail order. Contact deeandtiny@poormagazine.org)

Blogs and Journalizm by Poverty Skolaz locally and globally linked below:

From East Oakland to North Yemen- A Youth Poverty Skolaz Investigation

The war on Yemeni people is a horrifying and disgusting thing. But, what we have to remember is that even though the Saudi government are the ones shooting the missiles, this war was started by the United States. This war is fully backed and funded by the Trump Administration. The reason for the last couple of wars that have been going on in the Middle East is because of the oil content there. The United States Government will stop at nothing to get that oil. They have started wars to start our cars.

Reflections on SF BayView Newspaper

Youth Poverty Skolaz at Deecolonize Academy/POOR Magazine Summer Media Camp reflect on articles from the SF BayView Newspaper

 

Suicides inside of Lane Murray by Seven

July is ADA Month However When It Comes to Police ADA Means?

Back in the 90's a group of us in the Bay Area, Idriss Stelley Foundation (ISF), POOR Magazine, Disability Advocates of Minorities Org, DAMO, Caduceus, Coalition on Homelessness and the San Francisco Bay View Newspaper got tired of seeing  more and more police shooting of Black & Brown disabled people.  We held rallies, open forums and talked to our political leaders but it kept on going on.   We realized back then that nobody were  collecting data on this issue except a very few activists.  
 

From Trump Tower to the Tenderloin - The Hoarding Cluttering of the 1%

Mr A, Mr A, this is your case-mangler, we are here for your daily,weekly hourly room inspection ,” Covered in face mask, latex gloves and waving a mock pesticide spray bottle, I, playing a character i created called The Case-mangler in POOR Magazine’s 2017 production of Theatre of the POOR  yelled through the “door” on the stage at poverty , disability, elder Skola Bruce.

Movmiento Sin Teirra: Oppressed Peoples Herstory Final

The landless people's movement is located in Brazil the idea of the project is to grow their own food instead of killing off their people and also to get the farmers back their land so they can have collective living and live in harmony.

MOVE Africa: Oppressed Peoples Herstory Final

Just to start off, Philadelphia is one of the most racist states in the U.S now. Imagine how racist it was in the middle of the Civil Rights movement.

Shack Dwellers Movement in South Africa: Oppressed People Herstory Final

UN-Habitat, The UN’s human settlements program, states that the number of people living in slum conditions is now estimated at 863 million, which was only a couple hundred million less in the 1990’s.

 

Homeless to Yale

Homeless to Yale

 

And Then Back Again.

On purpose.

By Choice.

Because it Makes More Sense.

 

 

Read one woman’s story of why we all should be paying attention to Lisa Tiny Gray-Garcia and POOR Magazine.

 

Valerie Klokow

May 12, 2017

 

 

   I used to think that the worst thing

ROOFLess Radio Tent Encampment WeSearch Findings Oakland- (Poor People-led Research)

RoofLESS Radio WeSearch (Poor People-led Research) Study Findings of Unhoused Encampments in Oakland (Huchuin)

Summary Overview: Us unhoused folks have become unhoused due to a variety of causes, including race and class based profiling and criminalization of poor folks of color, extreme rise in evictions, foreclosures and land grabs of our neighborhoods and the trauma of poverty, capitalism and racism, causing us to hurt, lose, or disconnect from our own selves, families and communities. (See below for details)

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