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MEDIA ADVISORY: Homeless Rally at Pan Am Hotel Against Hate, and For Housing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Homeless People Rally at Pan Am Hotel To Demand "Housing, Not Shelters!"

Ally communities stand in solidarity with shelter residents targeted by hate speech

Victory Against Shelter Expulsions

Yesterday, we helped break the news that shelter residents in the Bronx were being given "24 hours and two plastic bags" to pack up their entire lives and await transfer to an undisclosed location. At least one resident wasn't even able to get the plastic bags! 

Shelter Abandons Homeless Folks; Homeless Folks Fight Back!

On Tuesday, we got a call from a Picture the Homeless member who lives in a "cluster site" shelter. Cluster site shelters are privately owned residential buildings where the NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) pays up to $3,565-a-month to temporarily house homeless families in apartments, often alongside lease-holding renters.

"No More Rope, Now the Choke Hold" - A Poem On the Death of Eric Garner, by Jean Rice

"No More Rope, Now the Choke Hold" - A Poem On the Death of Eric Garner

by Jean Rice - member, board of directors, Picture the Homeless

 

"No rights worthy of respect," that's what 'Dred Scott' said

Homeless People Respond to the Murder of Eric Garner by the NYPD

Like everyone else, homeless New Yorkers were outraged by the recent video in which a New York City police officer murdered man in cold blood with a choke hold (forbidden by the NYPD's own internal regulations) for selling loose cigarettes.

We spoke to a handful of our members to capture their responses, as well as what they think New York City needs to learn from this horrific incident.

SAVE THE DATE! October 23rd We'll Celebrate FIFTEEN YEARS OF HOMELESS REVOLUTION

Hard to believe, but it's been fifteen years since two men living in Bellevue Men's Shelter held their first meeting for homeless folks who were mad as hell at how this city was mistreating them, and ready to fight back!

Municipal ID Campaign Heralds Passage of New York City Council Legislation, Pledges to Make Program a Success

Picture the Homeless is a proud member of the Municipal ID Campaign, fighting to create a safe and accessible city ID card that homeless folks and others can use to access government services, enter some buildings, and avoid unnecessary arrest when police don't wanna accept their EBT cards or other forms of ID. Today, RIGHT THIS MINUTE, the City Council is voting on it!!! See below for perspectives from lots of rad groups, including PTH....

 

VICTORY: NYPD Commissioner Cancels Upper West Side Homeless Shelter Raids!

Last month, police from the 24th Precinct raided a homeless shelter on the Upper West Side at 4AM, running residents for warrants and arresting 22 people.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Homeless People, UWS Residents Rally to Stop NYPD Raids on Shelters

Media Advisory

 

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2014

Contact: Shaun Lin

Civil Rights, Picture the Homeless

Office- 646-314-6423

 

Action to Stop UWS Shelter Raids

Picture The Homeless and Freedom House residents rally in front of Freedom House shelter and march to the 24th Precinct Community Council meeting

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