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Sunday, December 12 – 10am
SF Lives Live Talk:
Tiny Gray-Garcia in conversation
with SF Examiner columnist
Denise Sullivan
live-streamed from the bookshop

San Francisco columnist Denise Sullivan conducts a monthly series of conversations (the second Sunday of each month from 10-11 a.m.) with The City’s activists, educators, arts and cultural leaders, as well as lesser-known workers, the everyday people who help make this place we call home, live streamed from Bird & Beckett Books in Glen Park.

Find the stream on Bird & Beckett’s YouTube channel or Facebook page.

Tiny (aka Lisa Gray-Garcia) is a formerly unhoused, incarcerated poverty scholar, journalist, poet, visionary, teacher and mama of Tiburcio, daughter of a houseless, disabled, indigenous mama Dee, and the co–founder of POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE/PoorNewsNetwork. She is also the author of Criminal of Poverty: Growing Up Homeless in America, When Mama and Me Lived Outside, El Trabajador and her new anthology and glossary, The Sidewalk Motel: Poetry from a Poverty Skola and PoShunary. She is also co-author of Poverty Scholarship, Covid 19 & Virus of Poverty and How to Not Call the poLice Ever, as well as the just released Homefulness Handbook, which is a how to book on the already launched Homefulness Project , a landless peoples, self-determined land liberation movement in the Ohlone/Lisjan/Huchuin territory known as Deep East Oakland.

Read Denise Sullivan’s piece with Tiny here.


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