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Picture the homeless seeks a full-time Lead Organizer who will supervise campaign organizers and other program staff, provide leadership around integrating new organizing practice with existing methodologies, create more effective systems for base-building and member retention in collaboration with our organizing team, coordinate leadership development – all with an eye towards building power for homeless people and a sustainable organization.
PTH members Kendall Jackman, Alease Lowe and Maria T. Walles attend joint meeting of the NYC Council's Housing & Buildings and Transportation Committees in the hopes of presenting testimony about Intro 48, but are escorted from the public speakers table.
Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) is launching a week-long campaign of Political Education and Know-Your-Rights Training events around New York City, taking our message to City Hall, and to the communities most intensely targeted by these profoundly unfair policing practices.
Organizing for Occupation and Union Theological Seminary are hosting a weekend forum that will explore the moral imperative of loving your neighbor within the context of mass (and growing) homelessness through the practice of acquiring a home through direct action, or squatting.
Erik Dilan Wants To Go to Congress... But After 10 Years in the City Council, He Still Doesn't Know How a Bill Become a Law!
For two years now, Intro 48 has been sitting on his desk. Even though it has a majority of Council Members as co-sponsors. Even though 2/3 OF his committee's members are already sponsors.
“I have been stopped, questioned and frisked four times,” said Joseph Midgley, a Picture the Homeless civil rights leader. “Each time I was standing in a public place, committing no crime. Each time, I was asked for an ID, my pockets were searched and I was asked if I had anything illegal on me, which I did not. Each time, the police found nothing illegal, and I was not charged, nor given a ticket. It made me feel profiled, pre-judged and judged. Now that I am homeless, the police harassment has only gotten worse. This form of discriminatory policing is an outrage and should be stopped now.”
To commemorate two full years that City Council Member Erik Dilan has been refusing to grant a hearing to an important housing bill, homeless New Yorkers visited Mr. Dilan’s house and delivered an invoice for doing a city-wide count of vacant buildings and lots. Intro 48, a bill that would empower the City to annually count vacant properties and is currently supported by 29 City Council representatives, has been sitting on Erik Dilan's desk since February 11th, 2010.
The NYPD destroyed our beloved banners when they illegally evicted Occupy Wall Street. We need new ones. We need your help.
Picture the Homeless is excited to offer FREE WRITING CLASSES to all homeless and formerly-homeless people. Topics include: Cover Letters and Job Applications, Telling Your Story, Poetry, Letters to the Editor, Resumes, Journalism … and LOTS MORE!
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