We were joined in this edition by Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia, author and editor of Poverty Scholarship: Poor People-Led Theory, Art, Words, & Tears Across Mama Earth. We talked about what it means to be a “poverty scholar,” struggles within the non-profit system of philanthropy-for-change and much more!
The “poverty scholar” concept is inspirational. Her artistry is demonstrated in the usage of words like instascam, stealing fathers, prison plantation nation and non-profit profiteers, Good to hear a voice from the first people of this stolen land. She communicated the issues of homelessness and her enunciation of the data on state laws prohibiting homeless was extremely useful.