POOR's Mission

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.

POOR Magazine


POOR Magazine Revolutionary Journalism, poetry, & prose on issues of poverty, racism, disability, in/migration, border fascism, incarceration, welfare (de)form, profiling, indigenous resistance, art, media, and more by the folks who experience these struggles first-hand.

(POOR Magazine -The print edition- Is currently out of print due to lack of funding. Some copies of Volume #4: MOTHERS still available by mail order. Contact deeandtiny@poormagazine.org)

Blogs and Journalizm by Poverty Skolaz locally and globally linked below:

Al Robles Living Library Launch @ POOR Magazine Pt 1 & 2

Pt. 1- The Blessing Ceremony

Pt 2; The Poets read for Uncle Al Robles

LaborFest--Tribute to Al Robles at Manilatown Center Thursday July 28th

July 28 (Thursday) 5:00 PM (Donation) Manilatown Center - 868 Kearny St., SF  

California Prison Hunger Strike

Prisoners in a third of California prisons have been on a hunger strike to protest solitary confinement rules and other inhumane treatment.  The protest began on July 1 when prisoners in the Pelican Bay Secured Housing Unit (SHU) began refusing meals.

The protesting prisoners grew in number to include other institutions, apparently becoming most active in Pelican Bay, Corcoran State Prison, and the California Correctional Institute at Tehachapi.

Poison on Our Plate-The Introduction- A Public Education Project of POOR Magazine

From several hundred pesticides and toxic levels of radiation in our air and water, to poisons and frog genes in our milk and tomatoes, the youth and adult skolaz in the Revolutionary Youth Media Education (RYME) & PeopleSkool Summer Session of 2011 uncovered frightening facts about the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink every day in the US.

Poison on Our Plate- A RYME/PeopleSkool Report for POOR Magazine

The Following RYME Youth Skolar Reports were written by the Youth Skolaz for the Poison on Our Plate Project after their extensive research, We-Search (as we call it at POOR Magazine) and interviews with Eric Mar who proposed a legislation to prevent San Francisco restaurants from including a toy in their meals.

 

Brother, Can You Spare a Crumb?- RYME Youth Skolaz Report on Budget Genocide

Brother can you spare me a crumb?
The Following reports on budget genocide were written by the Revolutionary Youth Media Education (RYME) Skolaz at POOR Magazine who attended the Bake Sale for Critical Services at City Hall in San Francisco and interviewed David Campos, SF Board Supervisor.

Too Dangerous to Ride

Riding the bus in our Community is Getting Dangerous
By Dell’Trianna Davis/PoorNewsNetwork Youth Media Skolar

Death of a Poverty Hero- Mikey Chapman

Born to rough Texas parents with a disciplinary attitude, Mikey left Texas under mutual agreement between himself and the state. He worked as a roustabout, and on one occasion he taped his own broken ribs with duct tape after falling off a ride he was setting up.

Shelter Beds Are NOT Housing- the Fair Shelter Act - a PNN report

Trying to get Government Assistance ( welfare) wasn’t what I had in mind waiting to be released from prison. Sitting in that cell I pictured myself setting tile, building homes, or maybe even washing dishes, to get my life on track, make some money, and start being a part of my daughters’ life . Yes, I thought that I would do most any job, so long as it wasn’t illegal, to be there like a father should.

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