Deecolonize Academy is a multi-generational skool 4 the people, by the people.
As poor people of color in a society that was built off of us but not for us, we feel that it is essential to provide quality, relevant and realistic education to our Black, Brown, Indigenous & disabled youth in poverty, age 0-18, that will develop them into leaders, enhance their unique gifts, and uplift them to greatness to ultimately decolonize. This is a no-tuition school run by low income families. We teach relevant, conscious, arts- and science-based education, including subjects like: poverty journalism, math, reading, cooking, animal care, revolutionary art, and danza azteca. Our teachers are poverty skolaz, Deecolonize Academy graduates, Homefulness residents, POOR Magazine family, our ancestors and mama earth.
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It is focused on teaching non-colonizing, community-based and community-led media, art and organizing with the goals of creating access for silenced voices, preserving and de-gentrifying rooted communities of color and re-framing the debate on poverty, homelessness, disability, migration, incarceration and race locally and globally. POOR Press poverty skola authors wrote all required readings for PeopleSkool.
PeopleSkool is held twice a year, in January and August
PeopleSkool is a DegentriFUKation and Decolonization seminar by POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE
Weekend seminar Day 1 is for poverty skolaz AND people with race, class and/or formal education privilege. It will center Poverty Scholarship & the medicine of poor, houseless and indigenous people-led movements & media.
Weekend seminar Day 2 is for people with race, class and/or formal education privilege, aimed at service providers, media creators, educators, organizers, researchers, artists, legislators, policy-makers, donors & philanthropists, students, community members, and anyone who wants to learn about following Black, Indigenous, POC, and poor leadership and aligning your work with poor people-led self determination movements.
We continue learning about poverty scholarship. All sessions occur 2–6 weeks after the PeopleSkool weekend seminar.