Sweeping us Like we are Trash - Press Conference
Berkeley Police and Public Works Removes Hundreds of Unhoused People and Throws Away Belongings
What: Emergency Press Conference Demanding the Return of Belongings and Access to Liberated Ohlone Land to safely sleep on
"We have nowhere to go, " Max C , an unhoused person who was removed today at 7:00am from his encampment at Gilman street in Berkeley, "They threw away all of our stuff, " he concluded.
POOR Magazine , a poor and indigenous people-led grassroots movement , who has done extensive 1st person documentation of unhoused peoples struggles is demanding the release of liberated Ohlone Land for unhoused people to peacefully dwell on and build our own housing like we have done at Homefulness" said Vivian Thorp , POOR Magazine leader and co-founder of Homefulness
"Give unhoused people in Berkeley liberated Ohlone land or stop removing us, " concluded Lisa tiny Gray-Garcia