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:

Roofless Radio Nashville- Susan

Hi, I'm Susan, and I'm from Nashville. I've been in housing for almost two years now. I had let some houseless people stay with me, that were living in their car. And it was 100 degrees plus outside.

Roofless Radio Nashville- Q&A with Clarissa Hayes and Open Table

Q: So tell us, how does the po'lice interact with us folks on the street here?

 

Roofless Radio Nashville- Brian Jones

My name is Brian Jones. I'm with Open Table. Supporting this event today, and I'm glad to share back. Homeless was hard for me. I didn't have nowhere to go, no feelings. I was going place to place to lay my head. Cried many nights, praying to God for a way out.

Roofless Radio Nashville- Denzel Caldwell

I want to make known some of the work that we're doing here to fight poverty. My name is Denzel Caldwell, I'm one of the co-founders of Nashville Economic Justice Alliance, along with Howard Allen. We're here to reclaim this land.

People Skool for Poverty Skolaz- A Day in My Life

A day they will mark my life.

When people, when they come to hte United States, they right away identify as Americans. They forget about their own culture, they forget about their own families. And some of our family members need support from the family.

And some can actually fit in these USA society. They happen to be people who humiliate anyone. Without knowing that they themselves can also be facing difficult times.

People Skool for Poverty Skolaz- Ingrid

My name is Ingrid De Leon. Mother of a princess and three beautiful children. This is a story about power. Of leaders of organizations.
 
I feel like garbage. I was seeking help from my adoptive family. I didn't ask for money. I made tamales, so I could sell them, and they would buy them, and to feel that I wasn't begging for money. But for a moment I felt like I was in the clouds, because there were people buying my tamales, and I needed the money. 
 

People Skool for Poverty Skolaz- Tacuma

Everything is a Waiting List

 

I was on my way home from middle school one day. WHAT! A sheriff deputy is at my house with a pink lockout notice on the door and my mom's in tears. What to do, another homeless family in SF. My mother has been on the Section 8 waiting list for years.

People Skool for Poverty Skolaz- Joe

A Payee
 
In 2017 mid-November, in crisis, my fear grips me vice-tight. Already missed two housing dates, a third postponed.
 
At last! I visit a Mr. Olive.
 
He's a real estate person who says, "A tenant moved out wants to move back in, but I think you'd fit better and honor and enjoy this place more."
 

PNN RADIO

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