Stop Sweeping Us, We Are Not Trash: Teaching about Homelessness, Gentrification and Disability
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.
- POOR Magazine
- Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
- The Poetry Center
- History Department
- Women and Gender Studies Department
- Africana Studies Department
Photo: Leroy Moore (left) and Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia. Photo courtesy of Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia.