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It's finally happening.
I'm part of PTH because they believe in the same thing I believe in. I find a lot of commonality between myself and the members, and it gives me a sense of support, like I'm not alone in the struggle. We understand the importance of rolling up our sleeves and fighting - I dont' mean physically, I mean strategically, standing up in the face of adversity and saying I will not be gotten.
On September 27th, Picture the Homeless will join its partners in Communities united for Police Reform in a rally and day of lobbying around the Community Safety Act - a groundbreaking piece of legislation that will protect New York communities from discriminatory policing and unlawful searches - among other things.
How do you know when you're winning?
Because the right-wing corporate-owned media starts trying to take you down.
Coalition Work, Writing Resistance, and a Graduation Celebration: THIS WEEK at the Homeless Organizing Academy!
This Week At The Homeless Organizing Academy!
The Homeless Organizing Academy is a weekly series of FREE trainings, open to all homeless and formerly-homeless people, designed for them to get the skills and experience they'll need to fight for justice—and pursue employment as community organizers! Classes are taught by PTH staff, PTH members, and guest instructors with expertise and experience in each topic.
Everyone is welcomed regardless of experience!
Tribute to Ramarley: Gone but not forgotten
Jean Rice, Civil Rights Campaign Leader/PTH Board Member
Early last month, The People’sJustice Coalition honored Picture the Homeless with request that our tactical team help coordinate and manage the flow of people mobilized to demandjustice for the late Ramarley Graham. As many of you know, Ramarley Graham was an unarmed black teen killed by the NYPD. What happened to him has happened
Bloomberg Says Shelters are "More Pleasurable." Here's a response from someone who's actually lived in one.
Ed. note: a number of press outlets are reporting Michael Bloomberg's recent comments about how "pleasurable" the shelter system is... a statement so absurd and out-of-touch and insulting that only a billionaire politician could make it. Here's a response from one of our members.
Anti-Violence Workshop - an interview with Arvernetta Henry
Report Back from “Ending The New Jim Crow “ Town Hall meeting, held at 348 Convent Ave. ,Harlem U.S. A. August 11th,2012
On the morning after an intensive three day internal leadership development conference/retreat, Brother Andres Perez and I attended this event as representatives of Picture The Homeless.
I continue to find certain aspects of our Anti-Stop and Frisk campaign troublesome, to wit; Have we framed this social/legal debate in our collective best interest?
We have 2 spots available on our next trip to Potters Field- join us! Every two months, Picture the Homeless and Interfaith Friends of Potters Field hold a memorial service for those buried on Potters Field, the city cemetery for the indigent and unclaimed. These trips are the result of one of Picture the Homeless's oldest campaigns; to expand access to Potters Field so that people who could not provide documentation of a direct familial relationship could still pay respects to those buried there.