Wednesday: Emergency Rally at City Hall. Tell Bloomberg to #DroptheAppeal

In the twelve years that Bloomberg's been mayor, Picture the Homeless has probably made hundreds of trips to the steps of City Hall to raise hell and demand change. 

And even though New Yorkers are heading to the polls to hire his replacement this week, there's still plenty to be mad at Bloomberg about.

Last week, the 2nd Circuit Court granted the Bloomberg Administration’s request for a stay on stop-and-frisk reforms mandated by federal Judge Shira Scheindlin this August, and removed her from the case.

Solidarity with South Africa: Jean Rice's Speech from Riverside Church "Dear Mandela" Screening & Panel Discussion

 

I am here today, because since the historic transition to a participatory democracy based upon the concept of one person one vote which was declared in South Africa in 1994, my Abhalali brothers and sisters are still being treated as second class citizens and in far too many cases being hunted as if they were targets of a "Fugitive Slave Act."

18th Annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation

Once again, Picture the Homeless is proud to support our brothers and sisters in the annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation!

Tomorrow is the march - see below for all the details. Hope to see you there!

 

 

Press Release: For Circulation Immediately

Learning from the East London Community Land Trust!

On Wednesday of October 9th, Picture the Homeless was privileged to meet with folks from the East London Community Land Trust. We first learned about this incredible organization last year, at the National Community Land Trust Network's annual convention, where dynamic organizer Dave Smith led a great workshop detailing the long hard victorious struggle to create a community land trust in an expensive urban landscape where people said the model simply could not be done.

Expanding Our Mission!

The mission statement of Picture the Homeless has remained unchanged since it was created early on in our history. In its very first sentence, our team made clear that all homeless people were welcome, by stating "Picture the Homeless was founded on the principle that homeless people have civil and human rights regardless of our race, creed, color or economic status."

Join us for a Bronx Housing Forum, October 12th!

Picture the Homeless is excited to join Congressman José E. Serrano and NYS Senator Gustavo Rivera at a Bronx Housing Forum, Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 10:00AM to 3:00 PM

PTH Board Chair Ryan Gibbs will speak on a panel about "alternative housing models," highlighting our work around Community Land Trusts.

But there will also be break-out sessions and trainings on “Do It Yourself” Legal Forms, Knowing Your Housing Rights, and Homeowners’ Foreclosure Prevention

ALL ARE WELCOME - Please join us for this exciting and informative event.

Thanks, Tish!

For the recent dedication of the Jean Rice Homeless Liberation Reference Library, City Council Member Letitia "Tish" James was wonderful enough to secure an official proclamation commemorating the event.

On the occasion of her primary victory in the race for Public Advocate, we thought it would be appropriate to share the heartfelt thank-you letter that PTH Board Member Jean Rice sent Ms. James.

 

 

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