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Maybe we're just a little giddy about the impending regime change here at home, but Picture the Homeless has been so excited to be part of the conversations taking place in the Talking Transition tent down on Canal Street at 6th Avenue.
Bronx Community Dinner & Discussion: what do the Community Safety Act and the Floyd Stop & Frisk ruling really mean for us?
WED 11/13, 6pm - Bronx Community Safety Dinner.
A presentation and discussion on what the Community Safety Act and the Floyd Stop and Frisk ruling really mean for Bronx residents. Program will include performances and films.
After twelve years, the Bloomberg Era is coming to an end. And while many progressives think Mayor Mike did some good things for the city, when it comes to housing & homelessness & policing his reign has been an unmitigated disaster. Housing costs have skyrocketed - and, as a direct result, so has homelessness. We're now spending nearly a billion dollars a year on a broken and exploitative shelter-industrial complex (nearly doubling, from $514M the year Bloomberg took office).
In the twelve years that Bloomberg's been mayor, Picture the Homeless has probably made hundreds of trips to the steps of City Hall to raise hell and demand change.
And even though New Yorkers are heading to the polls to hire his replacement this week, there's still plenty to be mad at Bloomberg about.
Last week, the 2nd Circuit Court granted the Bloomberg Administration’s request for a stay on stop-and-frisk reforms mandated by federal Judge Shira Scheindlin this August, and removed her from the case.
Solidarity with South Africa: Jean Rice's Speech from Riverside Church "Dear Mandela" Screening & Panel Discussion
I am here today, because since the historic transition to a participatory democracy based upon the concept of one person one vote which was declared in South Africa in 1994, my Abhalali brothers and sisters are still being treated as second class citizens and in far too many cases being hunted as if they were targets of a "Fugitive Slave Act."
We're excited to announce that we've launched a website for the New York City Community Land Initiative!
18th Annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation
Once again, Picture the Homeless is proud to support our brothers and sisters in the annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation!
Tomorrow is the march - see below for all the details. Hope to see you there!
Press Release: For Circulation Immediately
On Wednesday of October 9th, Picture the Homeless was privileged to meet with folks from the East London Community Land Trust. We first learned about this incredible organization last year, at the National Community Land Trust Network's annual convention, where dynamic organizer Dave Smith led a great workshop detailing the long hard victorious struggle to create a community land trust in an expensive urban landscape where people said the model simply could not be done.
The mission statement of Picture the Homeless has remained unchanged since it was created early on in our history. In its very first sentence, our team made clear that all homeless people were welcome, by stating "Picture the Homeless was founded on the principle that homeless people have civil and human rights regardless of our race, creed, color or economic status."
NYC friends and family -