Detention Pandemic

I have been in I.C.E. detention for 32 months now, and let me tell you it does not get any easier. In the 32 months I have been in 3 detention facilities in California, and Yuba County Jail is by far the worst! When I think about it, it makes sense why it remains in business. 6.5 million dollars a year for the I.C.E. contract, yet we can’t get adequate hygiene, decent clothes, a clean housing area,

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(UC) PoLice Terror in a Pandemic- UC Hastings Demands Sweeps of Houseless San Franciscans

barricades around the Tenderloin community garden

by Tiny of POOR Magazine

“They came by and took our tents,  said we had to go and not come back or we would be arrested, you know a sweep” said Johnell, 48 , a black disabled, houseless elder and RoofLESS Radio reporter who lived in a tent at Larkin and Mcallisters streets since April when Covid19 struck. Johnell and his wife both got a tent from POOR Magazine’s radical redistribution /RoofLEss radio cru who distributes masks,

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Tenderloin Rises Up Against UC Hastings Lawsuit

For Immediate Release

June 23, 2020

Press Contact: 

Jennifer Friedenbach 1(415)577-9799 jfriedenbach@cohsf.org 

**PRESS RELEASE*** 

Tenderloin Rises Up Against UC Hastings Lawsuit

Community members, students, and  organizations protest the offensive move by UC Hastings to clear black and brown residents from tent encampments in middle of the pandemic

When:     3:00 pm Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Where:   

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In the Time of COVID-19: Generating Awareness for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

“I was afraid when I was diagnosed. Now I encourage others to get tested for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). With daily antiretroviral therapy (ART), I maintain a healthy lifestyle. I haven’t had many side effects and am very thankful that I got tested,” said the woman when talking to her at my former job at Saint Boniface Hospital in Haiti. I still remember her face, beautiful and bright-eyed with a smile so big you would think she owned the world.  

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Outreach Diary — Our system isn’t ‘trauma-informed’… it’s causing trauma

I’ve been out on the street and with folks in encampments a bunch lately, but I haven’t really been writing about it. Part of the reason I haven’t been writing is because by the end of the day I’m usually still trying to get through a ton of work or my brain is just complete mush. I’m really behind on emails and returning phone calls, so sorry if you’ve reached out and I haven’t gotten back to you.

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