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For Father's Day 2012, twenty to fifty thousand people marched silently down 5th Avenue to demand an end to Mayor Bloomberg's racially-biased "Stop & Frisk" policing.
Picture the Homeless was honored to be part of that crew, along with so many of our partners in Communities United for Police Reform, faith communities, labor unions, and more.
FIGHT THE NY POST’s SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST ORGANIZING BY POOR NEW YORKERS
On Father's Day, let’s STAND TOGETHER TO SHOW THAT NEW YORKERS REFUSE TO LET OUR CHILDREN BE VICTIMIZED BY RACIAL PROFILING.
[When a federal judge approved a class-action lawsuit against the NYPD's racist "stop and frisk" policy, the New York Post got nervous. They ran two op-ed pieces in a row by the notorious Heather MacDonald, full of lies and misinformation and absolutely ZERO legal grounding for her argument in favor of continuing to stop and frisk people of color. Amateur constitutional scholar Jean Rice, a homeless man and member of the Board of Directors of Picture the Homeless, is challenging Ms. MacDonald to a debate on the subject...]
By Ryan Gibbs, Member of Picture the Homeless and Co-Chair of the Board of Directors
Today Kendall Jackman and I were invited to represent Picture the Homeless at the Mid-Atlantic Community Land Trust convening held at the Ford Foundation to have a discussion with CLT’s in our area. There were four CLT’s represented along with a representative from the National Community Land trust Network and other allies.
In January 2012, we issued a report, "Banking on Vacancy: Homelessness and Real Estate Speculation" documenting the outstanding amount of underutilized housing stock that is available in just a third of New York City!
Announcing PTH Homeless Organizing Academy Expansion!
The Homeless Organizing Academy is a series of FREE weekly trainings, provided at Picture the Homeless, 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!
1. Honor mothers organizing for justice after losing their children to police violence: http://bit.ly/J2RKpw
2. "Like" the new "Communities United for Police Reform" Facebook page