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Announcing the return of our Homeless Organizing Academy's Political Education Classes!!

Dear PTH members,

We're excited to announce the return of our Homeless Organizing Academy's Political Education Classes!!

These are free for all currently and formerly homeless people, and they're intended to help people experiencing homelessness develop the skills and experience they need to become effective agents of social change. They're every Tuesday night, 5-7PM, in our office: 104 East 126th Street [storefront], New York NY 10035.

The March schedule of classes is as follows:

The NYPD just admitted that 90% of the work they do is unnecessary. Homeless people have been saying that for decades!

The "Broken Windows" theory of policing has shaped New York City since the 1990's, with police under tons of pressure to make arrests and issue summonses for nonviolent offenses that aren't even against the law - anything to get poor people and people of color out of public view, and make the city safe for business and real estate to jack up the rents and make middle- and upper-class N

Homeless Lives Matter: Come to our Annual Homeless Memorial Service!

Jerome Murdough just wanted somewhere warm to sleep. The homeless vet was arrested by cops for sleeping on the steps of a public housing development, and instead of ticketing him they put him through the system, where he died - 'baked to death,' in the words of a Rikers employee, in his cell.

WHY ARE WE PROTESTING THE MANHATTAN INSTITUTE? - Perspectives from Homeless Activists



"I'm protesting because I'm a person of color, and I don't appreciate the way people behind the scenes get to pick and choose when and how I have rights" - Darlene Bryant, Picture the Homeless

Who pulls the strings of racist policing? Protest the far-right pro-police Manhattan Institute!

The Manhattan Institute is a right-wing think tank that’s spent years advocating for the “broken windows” theory of policing—cracking down on minor offenses like selling loose cigarettes on the theory that doing so can preempt serious crime… except that in practice, that’s meant cracking down on low-income people and communities of color. 81% of people hit with “broken windows” summonses between 2001 & 2013 were African-American or Latino.

An Open Statement: from GKM


Ask a Homeless Person: What if the Grand Jury Doesn't Indict the Officers in the Eric Garner Case?

Homeless New Yorkers were outraged by the murder of Eric Garner by a New York City police officer with a choke hold (forbidden by the NYPD's own internal regulations) for selling loose cigarettes. 

On September 29th, the case went to a Grand Jury, to determine whether there will be criminal charges against the officers. And even though it was captured on video, we know from bitter experience that racist cops don't always get held accountable for murdering people of color.

"PTH has come to carry the mantle" - an interview with Javier Valdes of Make the Road New York

A propos of our Fifteenth Anniversary Party, this Thursday October 23rd at 6PM, we interviewed one of our Movement BFFs: Javier Valdes, co-executive director of Make the Road New York, about who we are and why people should support us....

Celebrating 15 Years of Picture the Homeless!


Why will homeless New Yorkers be part of the People's Climate March on September 21st?

"Homeless people feel the brunt of bad weather first. Natural disasters hit the homeless hardest." - Jeff Korn

"Homeless people are affected because health problems affect homeless people at greater rates. Also, because sheltered homeless do not control their residency, they can be moved to flood area when they had not been previously, for example, a move from the heights of the Bronx to the Lower East Side, which had flooding and power issues after Sandy that did not impact many parts of the city." - Scott Hutchins

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