For Service Providers,
INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS WE HAVE PRESENTED AT/ WORKED WITH:
University of Berkeley Boalt Hall
Ida B. Wells Media Justice Center (US Social Forum)
University of Arizona
University of San Francisco
San Francisco State University
City College of San Francisco
California Institute for Integral Studies
Tenderloin Housing Clinic
Living Wage Coalition
People of Color Caucus of the Green Party
Los Angeles Community Action Network
Senior Action Network
Western Regional Advocacy Project
Coalition on Homelessness
Making Money Making Change Conference
Homeless Action Center
The San Francisco Bayview Newspaper
The Oakland Tribune
Paper Tiger TV
Free Speech TV
Race, Poverty and the Environment
San Francisco Bay Guardian
How do you work with, write with, provide service to, fund, legislate, facilitate, educate, and heal youth, adults, elders, children, and families in poverty? The trauma of poverty, racism, disability, violence, and/or immigration on a family system, a community, and a person, has a devastating impact on an individuals', families' and communities' ability to survive, work, be educated and progress.
How does one come up and out of poverty, to not only survive, but thrive, and work on change for themselves and their families?
The Race, Poverty and Media Justice Institute at POOR Magazine has a revolutionary way of addressing the impact of poverty that up–ends the traditional US models of service provision, mental health treatment, media production, education, policy creation and philanthropy. Each training seminar or workshop is led by Poverty Scholars who have survived poverty, homelessness, violence, profiling, immigration, disability, incarceration, police harassment, domestic violence, etc. The seminars are led by poverty scholar and institute director Tiny aka Lisa Gray–Garcia in collaboration with Race, Poverty, Youth, Elder, Migrant and Indigenous Scholars on staff at POOR Magazine.
POOR magazine is a grassroots, non-profit, arts organization that is dedicated to providing extreme media access, education and art to communities of color struggling with poverty, racism, disability, immigration/migration, and criminalization in the bay area and beyond.
All of POOR's education and advocacy programs are focused on teaching non–colonizing, community–based and community–led media and art with the goals of creating access for silenced voices, preserving and degentrifying rooted communities of color and re-framing the debate on poverty, homelessness, disability and race locally and globally, as well as creating short and long–term social change and racial justice.
To accomplish these goals, POOR offers several revolutionary educational and art programs, as well as, projects in print, online, radio journalism, multi–media skills and book publishing classes.