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Join us for a Bronx Housing Forum, October 12th!

Picture the Homeless is excited to join Congressman José E. Serrano and NYS Senator Gustavo Rivera at a Bronx Housing Forum, Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 10:00AM to 3:00 PM

PTH Board Chair Ryan Gibbs will speak on a panel about "alternative housing models," highlighting our work around Community Land Trusts.

But there will also be break-out sessions and trainings on “Do It Yourself” Legal Forms, Knowing Your Housing Rights, and Homeowners’ Foreclosure Prevention

ALL ARE WELCOME - Please join us for this exciting and informative event.

Thanks, Tish!

For the recent dedication of the Jean Rice Homeless Liberation Reference Library, City Council Member Letitia "Tish" James was wonderful enough to secure an official proclamation commemorating the event.

On the occasion of her primary victory in the race for Public Advocate, we thought it would be appropriate to share the heartfelt thank-you letter that PTH Board Member Jean Rice sent Ms. James.

 

 

Why is the Homeless Library important to you?

 
On September 18th, Picture the Homeless opened the Jean Rice Liberation Reference Library.

New Video: Stop and Frisk in River Park Towers

The fight to fix the NYPD's racist and unconstitutional "stop and frisk" policy wasn't just fought by lawyers in federal court, and elected officials at City Hall, and big organizations mobilizing millions. It was also fought by countless everyday New Yorkers, who worked together with their neighbors to push back against police bent on violating their rights.

 

Why do homeless people need their own library?

On September 18th, Picture the Homeless will celebrate the grand opening of the Jean Rice Homeless Liberation Reference Library. Tickets are on sale here. Conceptualized, curated, and run by homeless New Yorkers, where people experiencing homelessness can educate themselves and others, this library will provide homeless New Yorkers with the tools to change their lives, and to change the world.
 
But why do homeless people need their own library?

Another cop gets away with killing a kid. "We're here to demand the restoration of constitutional rights for people of color!"

This week, a Bronx grand jury decided that NYPD officer Richard Haste won't be charged with manslaughter in the February 2012 shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Ramarley Graham.

An Open Letter to President Barack Obama, as he considers NYPD Chief Ray Kelly to be head of the Department of Homeland Security

To: The Most Honorable Barack Obama_The President of These United States of America:
 
Honorable Sir,
 

Responding to Mayor Bloomberg's Veto of the Community Safety Act

Once again this chief executive of our great city has seen fit to oppose the will of the people. Just as he ignored the two occasions in which the citizens of our city had refused to extend term limits. The irony of the current situation is that some people seeking to be our cities next chief "public administrator" were involved with Mr. Bloomberg's extended term_ my bible says "woe to the hypocrite".

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