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This summer, we counted vacant property in all five boroughs. On January 26th, we hope you'll join us as we release our SHOCKING FINDINGS.
Picture the Homeless Joins Occupy Wall Street to highlight the issue of vacant buildings and homelessness
East New York, Brooklyn.- In solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, Picture the Homeless will be joining OWS and other community groups for the National Day of Action Around Housing. Across the country, people are making eviction defense at foreclosed properties, doing takeovers of vacant properties by homeless families, and taking foreclosure action disruptions. Today, actions will take place in more than 25 cities across the country.
Join us on Tuesday, December 6 for a national day of action to fight back against the housing crisis
TOMORROW, December 6 will be a big day of action for the Occupy Wall Street movement... and for Picture the Homeless and our allies in the housing justice movement. Meet us at the corner of Pennsylvania and Livonia, in Brooklyn, at 1PM (2/3/4/5 to Pennsylvania Avenue)!
PTH's Homeless Organizing Academy is a weekly series of FREE trainings, open to all homeless and formerly-homeless people, designed for them to get the skills and experience they'll need to fight for justice—and pursue employment as community organizers! Classes are taught by Picture the Homeless staff and PTH members, and guest instructors with expertise and experience in each topic. Everyone is welcomed regardless of experience! Download a copy of the November schedule or call 646-314-6423 for more details.
Read up on our latest accomplishments and learn about upcoming events. Download/print your copy now!
"I am a native New Yorker. The neighborhood that I grew up in, Bed-Stuy, looks like a wasteland now. You used to know your next door neighbors and there was such a sense of community, but we don’t have that anymore. Now we have more vacant apartments than shelter units. I just want New York back the way it was. I want it the way it was when I was a kid growing up. I want my city back." - Kendall Jackman.
Follow this link for full schedule and details.
Over 90% of the Occupy Wall Street arrestees were charged with disorderly conduct. The cops have been using this meaningless charge for years, to arrest homeless people for no reason. We need to take this blunt instrument out of the NYPD's hands. For folks who haven't been dealing with daily bogus arrests and ticketing for "disorderly conduct," here's a breakdown of the issue - and the work that homeless people are doing to change it.
Please help spread the word about this FREE workshop on Creating an Email Account. Open to Picture the Homeless members and all homeless people! WHEN: Tonight from 5-7 PM! WHERE: at 2427 Morris Avenue [very near 4 and D trains to Fordham Road] in da Bronx. Call (646) 314-6423 for more information. Follow this link for full schedule and details.
Emotional footage of Picture the Homeless Occupy Wall Street detainees released from NYC Criminal Court,