Herstoric Book Release: Poverty Scholarship - Poor People-led Theory, Art, Words and Tears Across Mama Earth & Six More Books From POOR Press

Tiny - Posted on 03 January 2019

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

We are excited to announce the upcoming release of Poverty Scholarship - Poor People-led Theory, Art, Words and Tears Across Mama Earth - a revolutionary poor people-ledtheory and solutions-based text book that also comes with a downloadable curriculum for poverty skolaz/community and folks enmeshed in academia (college students). 

As part of the book and curriculum tour Tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia and other poverty skolaz are offering a series of presentations/workshops sharing the radical and original theory and solutions that are created, enacted and manifested by the people themselves most impacted by the issues of poverty, homelessness, criminalization racism/classism and displacement, etc. 
The exciting  2019 POOR Press book release dates will also include six other beautiful books including the Krip Hop Graphic Novel series Vol #1 by Leroy Moore, Skeletal Black by Dee Allen, the Making of Aunti Part 2 by Black Panther, poverty skola and author Frances Moore, Dear Godd by poverty skola and author Queennandi XSheba, Ishy-my Stranger Danger and Mass Driver 
If you can't make any of the Book Release Events you can also order the books on www.poorpress.net

The Following Release dates are confirmed: ( Others still to Come

Feb 22nd -  1pm Skid Row Museum -Theatre workshop & Performance of the play “Poverty Skolaz”
Feb 22nd @ 8pm Tia Chuchas Cultural Center & Book store
Feb 24th @1pm  SF Main Branch Library - Koret Room

March 12-13th Reading & theatre Workshop in Tallahasee and St Petersberg
(More Dates Across the US TBA )

Reviews & More on the Book:

“From the depths of growing poverty in the US, arises the richness of ideas, poetry, song, dance, and ‘skolaship’—the richness of spirit, resistance, and regeneration. This book is a compendium of street knowledge and stories only those who have lived it can tell. It’s about new imaginings: No more poverty. No more displaced. No more colonized. No more voiceless. Read this book—it’ll change your life, it’ll change the world.”—Luis J. Rodriguez, author of “Always Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.” and “It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing.”
This innovative book and curriculum release will be accompanied by a series of theatre/poetry workshops in community centers, schools and jails with other homeless and formerly homeless communities to help share the innovative poor people-led solution to homelessness known as Homefulness and create a national theatre production called “Poverty Skolaz”  while also teaching, sharing and offering workshops in academic institutions and organizations on the equally innovative funding strategies outlined in Poverty Scholarship, seeking to learn how to form, create, support, serve in a different relationship with communities in the deepening crisis of poverty and homelessness across the US and beyond. Please contact poormag@gmail.com to inquire about bookings or schedule a reading or performance.

The notion of poverty scholarship was born in the calles, prisons, street corners, community centers, welfare offices, shelters, kitchen tables, assembly lines, tenements, favelas, projects, and ghettos—all the places people don’t look for educators, experts, leaders, researchers, lecturers, linguists, artists, creative thinkers, writers, and media producers. Poverty skolaz are everywhere. Your mama, your cousin, your elders, your corner-store owner, and your neighborhood recycler may be poverty skolaz. With this book, Tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia and other poverty skolaz from the grassroots, poor and indigenous people-led movement and very grassroots non-profit organization, POOR Magazine insert Poverty Scholarship into its proper place so that this crucial lived knowledge can be recognized and understood.  points to solutions based on povertyskolaz' vast experiential knowledge of what works and what can work. This is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand, and end, poverty and all forms of anti-poor people criminalization, violence and exploitation.excerpt from the introduction to Poverty Scholarship - Poor People-led Theory, Art, Words and Tears Across Mama Earth 

"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 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, said Lisa Gray-Garcia,formerly homeless single parent, author of Poverty Scholarship - Poor People-led Theory Art, Words and Tears Across Mama Earth and Criminal of Poverty - Growing Up Homeless in America

With this powerful book Tiny and other poverty skolaz at POOR Magazine hope to change the discourse on poverty and homelessness, land use, service provision, education, advocacy and philanthropy for communities in poverty and has included original art and words from known and unknown poverty, disability, indigenous skolaz, poets and teachers such as Leroy Moore, Al and Tony Robles, Corrina Gould, Joey Villareal and many more.


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