Poverty Scholarship: Poor People-Led Theory, Art, Words, and Tears Across Mama Earth
Authors: Lisa Tiny Gray-Garcia, Dee Garcia, POOR Magazine
Publisher: Poor Press
Publish Date: January 6, 2019
The notion of poverty scholarship was born in the calles, prisons, street corners, community centers, welfare offices, shelters, tenements, kitchen tables, assembly lines, favelas, projects, and ghettos - all the places people don’t look for educators, experts, leaders, researchers, lecturers, linguists, artists, creative thinkers, writers, and media producers. Poverty skolaz are everywhere. Your mama, your cousin, your elders, your corner-store owner, and your neighborhood recycler may be poverty skolaz. With this book, Tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia and other poverty skolaz from the POOR Magazine family insert poverty scholarship into its proper place so that this crucial lived knowledge can be recognized and understood. Poverty Scolarship points to solutions based on poverty skolaz’ vast experiential knowledge of what works and what can work. This is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand, and end, poverty and all forms of anti-poor people criminalization, violence and exploitation.