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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.
|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.|
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Blogs and Journalizm by Poverty Skolaz locally and globally linked below:
Wednesday, February 13, 2008;
Who gets access to decent jobs and how are folks intentionally excluded from opportunity ? I am constantly asking myself these questions as I work in my capacity as employment counselor for a non-profit organization based in San Francisco. The organization prides itself on uplifting people from homelessness and ending joblessness. I have been working since the age of 16.
Hundreds of tenants, advocates and community members rally against the pro-landlord Proposition 98 which will be on the June ballot
Tuesday, May 27, 2008;
"Save our city, save our state, vote no on 98!"
Tony Robles/Special to PNN
Wednesday, December 19, 2007;
"When I die, bury me facedown so that anybody that comes to visit me can kiss my ass."
Friday, July 24, 2009;
Friday, November 14, 2008;
He wears a white
T shirt with a
Gold chain dangling
From his neck
Homey, even the
Carries a mini
He’s 44 years old
And has never
Held a job
He had a bad
Car accident that
Left him disabled
He now works in a
Warehouse heat sealing
Tony Robles/National Poverty Racism and Resistance Report (NPRRR)
Thursday, October 2, 2008;
Julius Domantay is released from prison on a pardon and within minutes is seized
Tuesday, August 19, 2008;
An ancestral voice draws me closer. Thick syllables weave through the air like brown leaves steeped with the wisdom of winter rain; proudly displaying its beauty like a butterfly coming into bloom--wings beyond reach.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008;
Saturday, September 5, 2009;
It’s one of the most beautiful sounds, maybe the most beautiful sound I’ve ever heard. You go through life working jobs and navigating through the nonsense and the real and sometimes the lines separating them are so blurred that you can’t tell one from the other. A great writer once said, “Men have ways of showing their petty biases and prejudices”. One doesn’t have to be a great writer to draw that conclusion.
Friday, July 24, 2009;
“Rights don’t protect themselves…it’s up to people to protect them”
--San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi