Poverty Scholarship-Poor People Create their own Theory, Textbook & Solutions to Poverty & Homelessness

Tiny - Posted on 31 January 2019

What:POOR Press Book, Curriculum Release and Theatre Workshop Tour 

Bay Area Readings & workshops
Feb 3rd 1pm Theatre of the POOR Workshop at Homefulness- 8032 MacArthur Bl East Oakland
Feb 10th @ 5pm City Lights Books featuring Luis J Rodriguez, Tiny, Leroy Moore & all the POOR press authors 
Feb 16th @1pm Oakland Public Library- Cesar Chavez Branch in Fruitvale
Feb 22nd -  1pm Skid Row Museum -Theatre workshop & Performance of the play “Poverty Skolaz” 
Feb 22nd @ 7pm Tia Chuchas Cultural Center & Book store 
Feb 24th @1pm  SF Main Branch Library - Koret Room
March 18th Reading & theatre Workshop in Tennessee 
(More Dates Across the US TBA )

"Us poor and homeless people in the US are in a state of emergency- between the demolitions of tho
usands 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

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 extremely innovative poor people-led solution to homelessness known as Homefulness and create a national theatre production called “Poverty Skolaz”  while also teaching, sharing and offerng 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  

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.

In addition to Poverty Scholarship the 2019 POOR Press book release dates will also include five other beautiful books including the Krip Hop Comic Books series 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, Ishi-my Stranger Danger and Mass Driver  

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. 

Reviews from Poverty, Indigenous, disability Skolaz about Poverty Scholarship- Poor People-led Theory, Art, Words & Tears Across Mama Earth...

“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 is the book that you didn't know you were waiting for.  "Poverty Scholarship", places the power in its rightful place, giving "the People" voice to issues directly affecting their own lives and putting theory into practice.  Allow yourself to be immersed in real world knowledge being taught by experts in their fields.  This is a must have book on every organizer, academic, ally and accomplices book shelf. ..Corrina Gould (Chochenyo/Karkin Ohlone) 1st Nations Land Warrior and Co-Founder of Sogorea Te Land Trust

From Jesus to Hip-Hop, most subjects college students study comes from the roots of poverty however poor people are never the ones writing and teaching their realities, scholarship, art and activism this book, PovertyScholarship, finally changes that and puts poor people as professors, theorists, authors, writers and artists with chalk in hand in front of the class on the first day of school from high school to college….Leroy Moore Jr Author of Black Disabled Art History 101 and Founder of Krip-Hop Nation

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