Lisa Gray Garcia

Co-Founder
Poor Magazine

Tiny (aka Lisa Gray-Garcia) is a formerly unhoused, incarcerated poverty scholar, revolutionary journalist,  poet, and single mama of Tiburcio, daughter of a houseless, disabled mama Dee, and co–founder of POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE/PoorNewsNetwork. She has authored over 200 stories on poverty, incaceration and displacement. She co-founded PeopleSkool- a poor and indigenous people-led school. She co-launched Homefulness - a homeless peoples solution to homelessness, a liberation school for children, Deecolonize Academy and in 2019 is releasing a PeoplesTextbook with Leroy Moore and POOR Magazine poverty skolaz - Poverty Scholarship- Poor People-led Theory, Art, Words and Tears Across Mama Earth

Presentations from Facing Race 2018

How to Not Call the PoLice EVER- Poverty Skolaz Impacted by Racist/Classist Abliest White Supremacist Structures Teach on How to Deconstruct the Notion of "Safety" and Disengage from its Murderous Systems

Race, Class, Ability/Disability and Colonization intersect in the notion of what, who and how to be "safe" in this post-colonial, stolen territory and what more importatly the racist, classist, ableist roots of safety itself are. Everyone from Non-profit workers to academics speak, teach and continue to offer training and "reform" options of ancient settler -colonial wite supremacist structures like poLice, judicial systems and service provision. In this seminar, the impacted peoples - Poverty Scholars a concept created by POOR Magazine - who the poLice are called on to "help" in crisis, whose lives and struggles are the target of non-profit organizing campaigns and academic research projects - will be sharing their scholarship and curriculum on how to disengage from these notions of "safety" and security" and how to work with, walk with and organize with people who have themselves experienced this violence

Speakers: Leroy F Moore Jr., Lisa Gray Garcia