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For Immediate Release:
Poverty Scholarship – Poor People-led Theory, Art, Words and Tears Across Mama Earth – Textbook, Solutions & Theatre comes to LA.

What:             POOR Press Books, Theatre and Workshop Tour Hits LA
When:            Friday, Feb 22, 2019
Where:           1pm – Workshop
4pm – Theater Production with LAPD at Skid Row History Museum & Archive, 250 S. Broadway, LA CA 90012
8pm – Tia Chuchas Featured Reading at 13197 A Gladstone Ave. Sylmar, CA 91342

“From the depths of growing poverty in the US, arises the richness of ideas, poetry, song, dance, and ‘skolaship’—the richness of spirit, resistance, and regeneration. This book is a compendium of street knowledge and stories only those who have lived it can tell. It’s about new imaginings: No more poverty. No more displaced. No more colonized. No more voiceless. Read this book—it’ll change your life, it’ll change the world.”—Luis J. Rodriguez, author of “Always Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.” and “It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing.”

Poverty Scholarship (Textbook)- Poor People-led Theory, Art, Words and Tears Across Mama Earth will hit LA on Feb 22end at two locations Sid Row History Museum & Archive & Tia Chucho’s Centro Cultural all in one day!

LA native, Lisa Gray Garcia, author of, Criminal of Poverty: Growing up Homeless in America and co-founder of Poor Magazine brings Poor Magazine 2019 authors along with twenty plus year of work that publish the new, Poverty Scholarship – Poor People-led Theory, Art, Words and Tears Across Mama Earth Textbook along with practice of what Poo Magazine calls Homfulness, Poverty Scholars and so much more.

This innovative book and curriculum release will be accompanied by a series of workshops in community centers, schools and jails with other homeless and formerly homeless communities to help share the extremely innovative poor people-led solution to homelessness known as Homefulness while also teaching, sharing and offering workshops in academic institutions and organizations on the equally innovative funding strategies outlined in Poverty Scholarship, seeking to learn how to form, create, support, serve in a different relationship with communities in the deepening crisis of poverty and homelessness across the US and beyond.

The notion of poverty scholarship was born in the calles, prisons, street corners, community centers, welfare offices, shelters, kitchen tables, assembly lines, tenements, favelas, projects, and ghettos—all the places people don’t look for educators, experts, leaders, researchers, lecturers, linguists, artists, creative thinkers, writers, and media producers. Poverty skolaz are everywhere. Your mama, your cousin, your elders, your corner-store owner, and your neighborhood recycler may be poverty skolaz. With this book, Tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia and other poverty skolaz from the grassroots, poor and indigenous people-led movement and very grassroots non-profit organization, POOR Magazine insert Poverty Scholarship into its proper place so that this crucial lived knowledge can be recognized and understood, points to solutions based on povertyskolaz’ vast experiential knowledge of what works and what can work. This is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand, and end, poverty and all forms of anti-poor people criminalization, violence and exploitation. – excerpt from the introduction to Poverty Scholarship – Poor People-led Theory, Art, Words and Tears Across Mama Earth.

With this powerful book Tiny and other poverty skolaz at POOR Magazine hope to change the discourse on poverty and homelessness, land use, service provision, education, advocacy and philanthropy for communities in poverty and has included original art and words from known and unknown poverty, disability, indigenous skolaz, poets and teachers such as Leroy Moore, Al and Tony Robles, Corrina Gould, Joey Villareal and many more.

Poor Magazine invites LA to not only show up to this powerful LA book launch but to be part of our theatre workshops and presentations and creating artistic activist pieces.

In addition to Poverty Scholarship the 2019 POOR Press book release dates will also include six other beautiful books including the Krip Hop Comic Books series by Leroy Moore, Skeletal Black by Dee Allen, the Making of Aunti Part 2 by Black Panther, poverty skola and author Frances Moore, Dear Godd by poverty skola and author Queennandi XSheba, Ishi-my Stranger Danger and Mass Driver

POOR press is the poor people-led publishing arm of POOR Magazine dedicated to publishing the books and art of very low, no-income, homeless and incarcerated youth, adults and elders.


Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Skid Row History Museum

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