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Our Movement

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.

Main Schedule

PPE will be provided at all in-person events

Roofless Radio

Reporting and supporting with hot healthy meals, supplies, tents, jackets, and revolutionary media

3 times a week in encampments across the so-called Bay Area

Watch on YouTube

Listen on PNN–KEXU Po' People's Newz Hour

Broadcasting local and global news of struggles with poverty, racism, disability, incarceration, (im)migration, and more

Every Tuesday (6–8 PM) and Thursday (4–6 PM) on 96.1 FM

Listen to livestream

Listen to past broadcasts

Non-hierarchical circle for decisions about all of our broadcast, written, televised, photographed, and spoken news

First Thursday of every month at 1 PM

8032 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland

Poverty skolaz learn to write, publish, and sell books through POOR Press

Once a year

Contact for more info

Free library of revolutionary and liberatory poetry, fiction, and more

Available year-round by appointment

Contact to schedule a visit

Poor People's Radio Workshop

Teaching poverty skolaz how to share our powerful stories on the radio

2–3 times per year

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Launched by Tiny (@povertySkola) on Mama Earth Day 2016. We will come to your part of settler stolen/occupied, Po'Lice predated Turtle Island (or anywhere on Mama Earth) to pray, vision, dream teach, and share Radical Redistribution, ComeUnity Reparations, and Homefulness with wealth-hoarders, inheritors of stolen Mama Earth, and/or protected/occupied wealth neighborhoods.

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Radical redistribution of fresh foods, healthy meals, supplies, and resources to our community, rain or shine

Thursdays at 12 pm

8032 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland

Poverty Journalism Workshop

For poverty skolaz learning to write our own news

Tuesdays at 9:30 AM

Education designed for our Black and Brown youth poverty skolaz and leaders of the future

Monday – Friday, August – June

Hybrid online/in-person

Revolutionary education for both poverty skolaz and folks with race, class, and formal education privilege

Begins January and August every year, total of 5 day-long sessions over 2 months

Danza Azteca Practica (Aztec Dance Practice)

A form of prayer and ceremony offered through our feet and bodies in dance

Year-round

Contact to join

Houseless and formerly houseless youth and elder poverty skolaz at POOR Magazine will come to your encampment, university, church, or town and share the medicine (template) of Homefulness—a homeless, landless, self-determined movement/solution to homelessness

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HERstory

POOR Magazine the publication arts and education project was started in 1996 by an indigenous, landless mother and daughter who struggled with extreme poverty, incarceration and criminalization in the US. POOR Magazine, the organization, is a poor people led/indigenous people led non-profit, grassroots, arts organization dedicated to providing revolutionary media access, arts, education and solutions from youth, adults and elders in poverty across Pachamama.

POOR Magazine makes u holla

for the true skola

 

Houseless,

Landless,

We are many tribes- walking the earth

 

Cultivando y sembrando semillas de resistencia es lo que hacemos en Prensa Pobre trabajando de sol a sol con sudor, angustia, y amor..  y Empuñamos el arma mas fuerte que es el amor a nuestra gente...

 

(Cultivating seeds of resistance is what we do at POOR Magazine.... with sweat, love, and tears...And we pick the biggest weapon   which is the love for our Gente....)

 

 

We a poor people led revolution 

claiming back our turf

like the Shackdwellers union South Africa

Landless peoples movement in Brazil

Mumia's MOVE africa and 

Pam Africa as well 

The Zapatistas in Chiapas 

The United Houma Nation 

Resisting Eradication!

 

We all had our own own land,

Our own roof

 

Til the po'lice/the government gangstaz

Corrupted the truth

 

Journalism coming back to the streets

Where it all began

No more running for degrees

scholarship defined by the man

 

Like Christopher Columbus- 

Leland Stanford

and all eugeni-cists

 

Some weren't fooled

By the Philanthro-pimps

and Institutional SkoolZ

Last Poets,

Po'Poets,

and PeopleSkool

 

(chorus)

POOR Magazine makes u holla 

for the true skola

 

Change wont come from a savior, a pimp or an institution

Change will only come 

from our own poor peoples led revolution

........Po'Poets/Poetas POBRE's of POOR Magazine 2010