POOR Magazine


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)

No Liberal Costume On The East Coast:Stolen Land/Hoarded Resources Tour

I travel for gigs, Krip-Hop Nation and other projects however at this time facing a lawsuit against my landlord and helping another Black disabled friend who is facing illegal eviction. So being deeply involved in POOR magàzine's East Coast Stolen Land/Hoarded Resources Tour was more than just a project.

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