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HELP WANTED: poor, unemployed, in debt, and organizing for social change

lovepeaceandutaia:

covert-rebel:

HELP WANTED: poor, unemployed, in debt, and organizing for social change

revolutionary-afrolatino:

hey all, so i’ve been really struggling financially as every poor and working class person of color is in this world. i’m really in a tight position because i help my mother take care of my autistic brother at home. that means i can only work part-time (more details here)

in the meantime i am an unpaid full time community organizer for the People Power Movement-Movimiento Poder Popular and we’re currently in a campaign to fight gentrification, specifically rent hikes for tenants and businesses, and CUNY tuition hikes for students.

the reason why i don’t get paid to organize is because we are dedicated to a long term struggle for fundamental social change. that means completely changing our society and liberate ourselves by fighting racist, sexist, and capitalist oppression. we don’t believe in non-profits because we are organizing to change our society at the root, not like nonprofits pretend to do by only doing shallow band aid fixes. to paraphrase what Assata Shakur said about education, "No one is going to give you the [money] you need to overthrow them." however our organization gets funding from donations and fundraisers, which we use to subsidize our membership with basic needs, such as food, housing, healthcare, education, legal fees, and transportation. this work i’m doing is not something i put on my resume for some fake career in politics. this is struggle with the people, and with struggle comes sacrifices.

if you can help me out in anyway you can, please lemme know if  you have info on a part time job from 9am - 2pm in NYC, if someone needs a photographer for an event or photoshoot, or if you can donate a little something for me ( here).

thank you!

I will never not reblog this. Wish I could do more right now

Posted 1 day ago.
If every single individual on this planet had just one ounce of love for this world, there would be………(finish the sentence below)

peoplepowermovement:

For Immediate Release - July 29, 2014

Contact: Alvaro Franco

Phone:646-542-9538

Email: agfranco89@gmail.com

People Power Movement joins fight for real affordable housing as tenants organize to stop rent hikes in Kingsbridge Heights, the Bronx.

New York City - In Kingsbridge Heights, where Wall Street real estate developers are fighting over what will be the world’s largest ice skating rink center in the Kingsbridge Armory, local residents are fighting their own battles against rent hikes. Tenants in 2800 University Avenue, just a few blocks from the Armory, are taking a stand against rent increases in their building. They have been supported by the Kingsbridge Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association (KHNIA) and the People Power Movement-Movimiento Poder Popular (PPM-MPP) to organize a tenant meeting in the building lobby. Al Chapman, President of the KHNIA, and Jason Javier, Vice Chair of the PPM-MPP, led the discussion with the aid of English to Spanish translation.

Tenants of the building were in disbelief after being notified that their rent would go up $11.69 per room, including kitchens and living rooms. Most tenants could not believe that a landlord who had provided scanty repairs would be requesting them to pay more rent. In addition, the building has a number of code violations, including a missing side entrance gate and broken side door entrance that have yet to be fixed. The meeting allowed for tenants to voice their opinions and opposition to the rent hike proposal, and to meet others who have lived in the building for decades, some of which have never seen a rent increase before.

This rent hike is due to alleged “Major Capital Improvements” (MCI) to the building, which has recently surfaced throughout the city. The MCI request also includes a permanent rent increase, meaning that tenants will continue to pay higher rent even after the “improvement” costs are paid for. According to sources in the area, 2800 University Avenue is not the only building to be hit by an MCI rent increase. Many in the community feel that this phenomenon is closely related to the changes being made to the towering Kingsbridge Armory in the community, which has already caused rents to double for nearby small business on Kingsbridge Road. Tenants in buildings like 2800 University Avenue are preparing to fight MCI’s, as well as future potential annual rent increases by the NYC Rent Guidelines Board.

During the meeting, tenants themselves elected representatives in their building to be President, Vice President, and Secretary, and essentially created their first tenant association in over a decade. More importantly, all of these representatives are women of color! The new Tenant Association is demanding for an extension time for a proper response to the notice, and preparing to compile reasons against the MCI rent increase. A few tenants have already responded by refusing to pay higher rent. However, due to the language barrier, most could not understand the MCI notice, nor the part indicating that English is the only language allowed. What is more, some received the MCI notice later than others.

Given that many of the residents do not speak English and that the demographic of the building is majority Black and Latino and working-class, PPM-MPP says that these are racist transgressions that allow landlords to unjustly push people of color out of the area. These acts add to the ever-present issue of gentrification in our communities. This battle can only be achieved through collective action, and tenants in 2800 University Avenue are demonstrating the potential for a movement against gentrification led by the people. Tenants are urged to take action on this injustice!

LANDLORD, LANDLORD, THIS WE SWEAR, WE’RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE!

NO MORE RENT HIKES! ! !

The People Power Movement-Movimiento Poder Popular is a democratic people’s organization dedicated to educating, agitating, and organizing for Popular Control of our schools, workplaces, housing, transportation, policing, levels of government, and all areas that affect our lives, to achieve Fundamental Social Change. We identify with the interests and aspirations of poor and working people and consider the anti-racist struggle central in our efforts to obtain a humane society.

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+ fogo-av:

revolutionary-afrolatino:

subconsciouscelebrity:

It’s that time again!! The POC (people of color) meet up crew is having another gathering this summer! Same location as last year!
Hosted by @subconsciouscelebrity
When:  Saturday August 2nd @12:00 until ( If severe rain/bad weather we will postpone and meet 8/3/14
Where: 118th st and morningside Ave in west Harlem. @Morningside Park  Trains: A,C,B, & D to 125th st. or  C&B to 116th st.
What to expect: fun in the sun discussing a multitude of topics and sharing knowledge to raise consciosness with young, positive, vibrant, melanated ppls.
Come hang out and build with many of the faces behind the people you follow on tumblr & Instagram!  Afterwards we will be walking to uptown juice bar (vegan restaurant) for food. Feel free to Byob (food, drinks, snacks, blanket in case we sit in the grass, whatever u like.
To see past meetups and info Follow our tumblr @ www.pocmeetup.tumblr.com  or email me @ Jbillz124@gmail.com

be there!

This could be fun but is this open to non-black POCs cause I can’t tell… Is this LGBTQIA friendly? Cause I can’t tell. I need things to be explicit on who is welcomed.

yes Black and Brown are welcome, Latin@s, Asians, Natives, and Blacks. and it is open to LGBTQIA! last year we had several LGBTQIA folks.

fogo-av:

revolutionary-afrolatino:

subconsciouscelebrity:

It’s that time again!! The POC (people of color) meet up crew is having another gathering this summer! Same location as last year!

Hosted by @subconsciouscelebrity

When:
Saturday August 2nd @12:00 until
( If severe rain/bad weather we will postpone and meet 8/3/14

Where:
118th st and morningside Ave in west Harlem. @Morningside Park
Trains: A,C,B, & D to 125th st. or
C&B to 116th st.

What to expect: fun in the sun discussing a multitude of topics and sharing knowledge to raise consciosness with young, positive, vibrant, melanated ppls.

Come hang out and build with many of the faces behind the people you follow on tumblr & Instagram!
Afterwards we will be walking to uptown juice bar (vegan restaurant) for food. Feel free to Byob (food, drinks, snacks, blanket in case we sit in the grass, whatever u like.

To see past meetups and info Follow our tumblr @ www.pocmeetup.tumblr.com
or email me @
Jbillz124@gmail.com

be there!

This could be fun but is this open to non-black POCs cause I can’t tell…
Is this LGBTQIA friendly? Cause I can’t tell.
I need things to be explicit on who is welcomed.

yes Black and Brown are welcome, Latin@s, Asians, Natives, and Blacks. and it is open to LGBTQIA! last year we had several LGBTQIA folks.

Posted 2 days ago.
+ subconsciouscelebrity:

It’s that time again!! The POC (people of color) meet up crew is having another gathering this summer! Same location as last year!
Hosted by @subconsciouscelebrity
When:  Saturday August 2nd @12:00 until ( If severe rain/bad weather we will postpone and meet 8/3/14
Where: 118th st and morningside Ave in west Harlem. @Morningside Park  Trains: A,C,B, & D to 125th st. or  C&B to 116th st.
What to expect: fun in the sun discussing a multitude of topics and sharing knowledge to raise consciosness with young, positive, vibrant, melanated ppls.
Come hang out and build with many of the faces behind the people you follow on tumblr & Instagram!  Afterwards we will be walking to uptown juice bar (vegan restaurant) for food. Feel free to Byob (food, drinks, snacks, blanket in case we sit in the grass, whatever u like.
To see past meetups and info Follow our tumblr @ www.pocmeetup.tumblr.com  or email me @ Jbillz124@gmail.com

be there!

subconsciouscelebrity:

It’s that time again!! The POC (people of color) meet up crew is having another gathering this summer! Same location as last year!

Hosted by @subconsciouscelebrity

When:
Saturday August 2nd @12:00 until
( If severe rain/bad weather we will postpone and meet 8/3/14

Where:
118th st and morningside Ave in west Harlem. @Morningside Park
Trains: A,C,B, & D to 125th st. or
C&B to 116th st.

What to expect: fun in the sun discussing a multitude of topics and sharing knowledge to raise consciosness with young, positive, vibrant, melanated ppls.

Come hang out and build with many of the faces behind the people you follow on tumblr & Instagram!
Afterwards we will be walking to uptown juice bar (vegan restaurant) for food. Feel free to Byob (food, drinks, snacks, blanket in case we sit in the grass, whatever u like.

To see past meetups and info Follow our tumblr @ www.pocmeetup.tumblr.com
or email me @
Jbillz124@gmail.com

be there!

this is the most bizarre bullshit ive ever seen in the MTA since the existence of the 1 line. not only do u have to pay to get in to the Staten Island Railroad, u also have to PAY to get out the Staten Island Railroad. and if u wana jump, there’s 10 cameras and 3 cop cars outside waiting for u to do it. and we waited for that dumbass train for mad long just for one stop to the ferry. n we had unlimiteds but we couldnt swipe to leave cuz of the fuckin 15 min grace period b/w swipes. we ended up waiting for 15 mins to be up and walked to the ferry in under 10 mins. >=[ #rantover #freeMTA #fucktheMTA

this is the most bizarre bullshit ive ever seen in the MTA since the existence of the 1 line. not only do u have to pay to get in to the Staten Island Railroad, u also have to PAY to get out the Staten Island Railroad. and if u wana jump, there’s 10 cameras and 3 cop cars outside waiting for u to do it. and we waited for that dumbass train for mad long just for one stop to the ferry. n we had unlimiteds but we couldnt swipe to leave cuz of the fuckin 15 min grace period b/w swipes. we ended up waiting for 15 mins to be up and walked to the ferry in under 10 mins. >=[ #rantover #freeMTA #fucktheMTA

+ peoplepowermovement:

yomallory:

I lived on 111th and Lex from the time I was a baby until I was 10 when my family moved to Franklin Plaza— Learning that street will have the honor of being named ‘Young Lords Way’ brought about so much pride within me. I hope to see everyone who keeps El Barrio close to their hearts on Saturday, July 26th, for the unveiling! If you’re interested in joining me, check out the Facebook event page for more information! 

Sat. July 26 @ 1pm @ 111 St and Lexington Ave.

i’m going to this then heading to staten island for Eric Garner

peoplepowermovement:

yomallory:

I lived on 111th and Lex from the time I was a baby until I was 10 when my family moved to Franklin Plaza— Learning that street will have the honor of being named ‘Young Lords Way’ brought about so much pride within me. I hope to see everyone who keeps El Barrio close to their hearts on Saturday, July 26th, for the unveiling! If you’re interested in joining me, check out the Facebook event page for more information! 

Sat. July 26 @ 1pm @ 111 St and Lexington Ave.

i’m going to this then heading to staten island for Eric Garner

+ peoplepowermovement:

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Staten Island, NYC: Justice for Eric Garner — the latest victim of the racist NYPD
Saturday, July 26 
Gather 1pm at Port Richmond Projects and Stapleton Projects for march
Rally 2pm at the murder scene, 204 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY

be there!

come thru!

peoplepowermovement:

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Staten Island, NYC: Justice for Eric Garner — the latest victim of the racist NYPD

Saturday, July 26 

Gather 1pm at Port Richmond Projects and Stapleton Projects for march

Rally 2pm at the murder scene, 204 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY

be there!

come thru!

covert-rebel:

HELP WANTED: poor, unemployed, in debt, and organizing for social change

revolutionary-afrolatino:

hey all, so i’ve been really struggling financially as every poor and working class person of color is in this world. i’m really in a tight position because i help my mother take care of my autistic brother at home. that means i can only work part-time (more details here)

in the meantime i am an unpaid full time community organizer for the People Power Movement-Movimiento Poder Popular and we’re currently in a campaign to fight gentrification, specifically rent hikes for tenants and businesses, and CUNY tuition hikes for students.

the reason why i don’t get paid to organize is because we are dedicated to a long term struggle for fundamental social change. that means completely changing our society and liberate ourselves by fighting racist, sexist, and capitalist oppression. we don’t believe in non-profits because we are organizing to change our society at the root, not like nonprofits pretend to do by only doing shallow band aid fixes. to paraphrase what Assata Shakur said about education, "No one is going to give you the [money] you need to overthrow them." however our organization gets funding from donations and fundraisers, which we use to subsidize our membership with basic needs, such as food, housing, healthcare, education, legal fees, and transportation. this work i’m doing is not something i put on my resume for some fake career in politics. this is struggle with the people, and with struggle comes sacrifices.

if you can help me out in anyway you can, please lemme know if  you have info on a part time job from 9am - 2pm in NYC, if someone needs a photographer for an event or photoshoot, or if you can donate a little something for me ( here).

thank you!

I can’t afford to donate anything myself…but BOOOOOOOST

thaaanks :)

Posted 6 days ago.

covert-rebel:

revolutionary-afrolatino:

hey all, so i’ve been really struggling financially as every poor and working class person of color is in this world. i’m really in a tight position because i help my mother take care of my autistic brother at home. that means i can only work part-time (more details here)

in the meantime i am…

I can’t afford to donate anything myself…but BOOOOOOOST

thaaankss

Posted 6 days ago.
HELP WANTED: poor, unemployed, in debt, and organizing for social change

hey all, so i’ve been really struggling financially as every poor and working class person of color is in this world. i’m really in a tight position because i help my mother take care of my autistic brother at home. that means i can only work part-time (more details here)

in the meantime i am an unpaid full time community organizer for the People Power Movement-Movimiento Poder Popular and we’re currently in a campaign to fight gentrification, specifically rent hikes for tenants and businesses, and CUNY tuition hikes for students.

the reason why i don’t get paid to organize is because we are dedicated to a long term struggle for fundamental social change. that means completely changing our society and liberate ourselves by fighting racist, sexist, and capitalist oppression. we don’t believe in non-profits because we are organizing to change our society at the root, not like nonprofits pretend to do by only doing shallow band aid fixes. to paraphrase what Assata Shakur said about education, "No one is going to give you the [money] you need to overthrow them." however our organization gets funding from donations and fundraisers, which we use to subsidize our membership with basic needs, such as food, housing, healthcare, education, legal fees, and transportation. this work i’m doing is not something i put on my resume for some fake career in politics. this is struggle with the people, and with struggle comes sacrifices.

if you can help me out in anyway you can, please lemme know if  you have info on a part time job from 9am - 2pm in NYC, if someone needs a photographer for an event or photoshoot, or if you can donate a little something for me ( here).

thank you!

self-love-getsyoufurther:

my name is Jenni, I am 20 years old and living in Berlin

on the 22nd of june I had to flee my apartment because my roommate’s abusive boyfriend attacked both of us. I reported him but he and my roommate denied everything and she still lets her boyfriend live with her.

I am currently living with friends and already have a new flat I can move into on the 1st of august but I am completely out of money. I don’t get money until the 26th of september, until then I have close to nothing.

not only do I have to pay rent and buy food, I also have a cat, Leo.

I just hope some of you might donate a little sum or just reblog this to signal boost. my paypal is jennidoku@web.de

thank you so much

if anyone in NYC has info on a part time job from 9am - 2pm , needs a photographer for an event or photoshoot, or knows about 2 bedroom apartments available in Upper Manhattan or South Bronx plz lemme know
Posted 1 week ago.

peoplepowermovement:

Here is some recent news coverage on the beginnings of gentrification coming to the northwest Bronx:

Mom-and-pop stores across from the Kingsbridge Armory are getting iced out of biz (NY Daily News)

“That type of letter is not a renewed-lease-letter; it’s a put-people-out letter,” said Christian Ramos, the vice president of the Kingsbridge Road Merchants Association.

EXCLUSIVE: Amid Re-development of Kingsbridge Armory, Rents To Double For Some In August (Norwood News)

“It’s frustrating. You don’t know if you’re coming or going,” said Bass, who feels as though it’s a type of legal eviction. “That’s just giving us three weeks to increase our rent, make a decision, get out, stay. This is really horrible. And these are families trying to stay.”

BREAKING: Rent hikes near Kingsbridge Armory threaten local businesses (BX Times)

The world’s largest ice rink complex is coming — but many local businesses likely won’t be there to see it.

WATCH: Kingsbridge Road shops face increased rent, possible closure amid building of ice skating center (News 12 The Bronx)

Tenants say a new landlord is starting to double their rents because the Kingsbridge Armory is reopening as a huge ice skating center in a few years, and property values are already starting to skyrocket.

This is what we’re doing to stop it: People Power Movement Fighting Gentrification in the Bronx