POOR Magazine is a poor people led/indigenous people led, non-profit, arts organization dedicated to providing revolutionary media access, art, education and advocacy to poor folks across the globe
POOR Magazine was founded in 1995 by Dee and Tiny, a homeless, mixed race mother/daughter team. Out of their personal experience with homelessness, racism and abject poverty in one of the richest countries in the world, they began to build an organization with the goal of creating media, art and direct action on issues of poverty, racism, police brutality, welfare, disability, gentrification, displacement, and homelessness. Begun as a means to give people living in poverty a voice in the mainstream media, POOR Magazine has grown to include an online magazine, monthly radio show, television program, small press publication and numerous cultural and arts projects.
POOR focuses on issues of poverty, homelessness, disability, immigration/migration and race locally and globally, as well as creating short and long-term social change and racial justice. To accomplish these goals, POOR launched The Race, Poverty and Media Justice Institute to teach print, online and radio journalism, as well as television production, multi-media skills and book publishing to youth, adults and elders struggling with poverty. POOR's projects also include an online news magazine, PoorNewsNetwork (PNN), a literary publication, radio show on KPFA, the POOR Press, Voces De Inmigrantes en Resistencia and numerous cultural and art projects such as the welfareQUEENS and Po Poets Project; each of which gives access to those who have directly experience poverty, racism, and homelessness.
Each program at POOR practices mutigenerational learning and serves very low and no income community members struggling with racism, poverty and disability. POOR Magazine’s staff and board match the constituency that it serves. Each facilitator, board member and staff person has had direct, personal experience with poverty, racism, disability and houselessness.
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1. All of POOR’s education and advocacy programs are focused on teaching non-colonizing, community-based and community-led media and art
2. We create access for silenced voices, preserving & de-gentrifying rooted communities of color and re-framing the debate on poverty & homelessness
3. Poor is a grassroots organization and is solely supported by grants, donations, and subscription sales.
4. To learn more about our programs go to: http://www.poormagazine.org/RPMJ/
5. To read POOR magazine online go to: www.poormagazine.org To donate online go to: https://www153.ssldomain.com/poormagazine/index.cfm?L1=poorsub