Houseless, Indigenous, Black/Brown people create their own solution to homelessness, release a "How to" book and go on Tour


admin_general - Posted on 27 October 2021

Press Contacts: Muteado Silencio- & Tiny Gray-Garcia- (510) 435-7500 

For Immediate Release:

 

Homefulness Handbook-A Homeless Peoples Solution to Homelessness shared, taught and launched across the Pacific Northwest ...

Poor, Homeless, Indigenous, Black/Brown peoples go on tour to share an innovative model to solving homelessness called Homefulness, lead a tour of "stolen land" and hoarded resources and share the template of Homefulness with fellow houseless and housed residents of so-called Bellingham, Wa. Bend and Eugene, Or. 

 

What: Stolen Land/Hoarded Resources UnTour/ Book Tour and Teach-in 

Draft Itinerary:

 

Friday, November 12th-

10am - RoofLess Radio Writing and Visioning Workshops in the streets of Bellingham with houseless residents 

7pm- Po Poets Project  performance and reading of Homefulness Handbook, The Sidewalk Motel, Making of Aunti and other new books from poorpress.net at Flow Shala 203 west chestnut st Bellingham, Washington 

 

Saturday, November 13th-

10am - Breakfast Teach-in on the Homefulness Handbook-with housed and houseless residents- Location TBA

3pm- Stolen Land/Hoarded Resources Tour thru Occupied Lummi  Nation and Nooksack Tribal lands aka so-called Bellingham, Washington- launched with prayer, Herstory of colonial and racist genocide sharing medicine of radical redistribution with wealth hoarders and land “owners” 

5pm November 14th -PovertyScholarship /Homefulness Handbook Workshop for organizers working with Houseless communities in so-called Bend,Oregon (Location TBA)

630pm November 14th: Po Poets Poetry Slam with houseless and indigenous poets in so-called Bend (Location TBA)

 

Monday, November 15th-

10:00am & 11:30am - 2 RoofLESS radio/Homefulness writing, poetry and visioning workshops in encampments with houseless residents of so-called Eugene, Oregon 

 

"Where are we going to go after we have been evicted,?" said Aunti Frances Moore, a formerly houseless member of the Po Poets project,  poverty skola, co-leader of the Stolen land Tour, author of the Making of Aunti Vol #1 & 2  one of the Co-authors of the Homefulness Handbook

 

"Us poor and homeless people in the US are in a state of emergency- between the demolitions of thousands of units of public housing,the extreme rise in gentrification and post-pandemic evictions of low-income and working class elders and families and the concurrent rise in the criminalization of unhoused encampments and our bodies, which is why it is so urgent for people to listen to our own innovative solutions to poverty and homelessness- solutions like Poverty Scholarship and the Homefulness Project so they can build their own solutions, said Lisa Gray-Garcia,formerly homeless single parent, co-author of Poverty Scholarship - Poor People-led Theory Art, Words and Tears Across Mama Earth and Criminal of Poverty - Growing Up Homeless in America and the most recent release the Homefulness Handbook and The SideWalk Motel- Poems and PoShunary from a poverty skola- 

 

This innovative book and curriculum release will be accompanied by a series of writing/poetry workshops in encampments, community centers, schools and jails with other homeless and formerly homeless communities to help share the extremely innovative poor people-led solution to homelessness known as Homefulness as well as with people with race and class privilege, access to resources and /or land who can learn  to activate to liberate a different solution to poverty, homelessness and wealth-hoarding, rooted in indigenous and poverty scholarship. Please contact poormag@gmail.com to inquire about bookings or schedule a reading or performance- All of the Tours will also include a poverty skola "Stolen Land Tour" of wealth-hoarding enclaves across Turtle Island.

 

In addition to the release of this powerful How to Book- Homefulness Handbook, which details how to do the powerful work POOR Magazine poverty skolaz are doing in Oakland right now. 7 of the core youth, mama and elder leaders of this work will be leading one of their herstoric StolenLand/Hoarded Resources Tour- a prayer walk thru some of the most wealth-hoarding neighborhoods in the US with the medicine of radical redistribution and ComeUnity Reparations- the innovative models that fund Homefulness - guided and informed by the innovative theory Poverty Scholarship-The Stolen Land/Hoarded Resources Tours were launched on MamaEarth Day in 2016 by indigenous, Houseless, Disabled Black, Brown and Poor Youth, adults and Elders who "Toured" through gated, poLiced, Guarded and protected neighborhoods of extreme wealth from Park Avenue to SillyCon Valley. The tours are loosely based on the Bhoodan Movement of India launched by Vinoba Bhave, who walked through India asking wealthy "land-owners" to gift their land back to landless peoples.

 

POOR Magazine is a very grassroots, poor and indigenous people led movement creating media, art, culture, education and solutions since 1996  POOR press is the poor people-led publishing arm of POOR Magazine dedicated to publishing the books and art of very low, no-income, homeless and incarcerated youth, adults and elders. 

 

2021 POOR Press/Prensa POBRE releases

- The Homefulness Handbook: How to build a homeless peoples solution to homelessness by POOR Magazine Family

- Crip Lyrics: The Unapologetic Poetry of Disability by Val Vera

- The Sidewalk Motel: Poems from a Poverty Skola & PoShunary by Tiny Gray-Garcia

- Kai Talks about the Missions by Angel Heart

- What's My Address? by Lisa Ganser

- Chimalli by Muteado Silencio

- Las palabras tienen poder para construir y destruir/Words have power to construct and destruct by Ingrid DeLeon

- Oakland to Iraq by Audrey CandyCorn

Books are available/will be available on www.poorpress.net - writers available for readings and events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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