Stop Sweeping Us, We Are Not Trash: Teaching about Homelessness, Gentrification and Disability

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7:00 pm
Photo of Leroy Moore and Lisa "Tiny" Gray-Garcia sitting behind a microphone
In this workshop, "poverty scholars" Leroy Moore and Lisa "Tiny" Gray-Garcia of POOR Magazine present their revolutionary children's books, poetry and prose. They'll share teaching strategies for how to educate children, youth and adults about poverty, homelessness, racism, ableism and displacement from the perspective of those most impacted. Free.
Humanities Building, The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center; Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability; College of Liberal & Creative Arts; departments of History, Africana Studies and Women and Gender Studies
Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
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Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia

Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia is a formerly unhoused, incarcerated poverty scholar, revolutionary journalist, lecturer, poet, visionary teacher and single mama of Tiburcio, daughter of a houseless and disabled Mama Dee and the co–founder of POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE. She is the author of Criminal of Poverty: Growing Up Homeless in America (City Lights), The Hardworker/El Trabajador (POOR Press) and the forthcoming Poverty Scholarship: Poor People-led Theory, Art, Words and Tears Across Mama Earth. With her Mama Dee and fellow poverty skolaz, she founded PeopleSkool, Homefulness, a homeless people’s solution to homelessness, and Deecolonize Academy.

Leroy F. Moore Jr.

Leroy F. Moore Jr., founder of the Krip-Hop Nation, has written the “Illin-N-Chillin” column for POOR Magazine since the 1990s. Moore is a founding member of National Black Disability and an activist around police brutality against people with disabilities. His cultural work includes the documentary Where Is Hope: Police Brutality Against People with Disabilities, along with spoken-word CDs, poetry books and the children’s book Black Disabled Art History 101 (Xochitl Justice Press). His book Krip-Hop Komic, Graphic Novel Vol. 1: Brown Disabled Young Woman Super Shereo Brings Disability Justice to Hip-Hop, is due in February from POOR Press.


Photo: Leroy Moore (left) and Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia. Photo courtesy of Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia.