People of Origin Rightfully Loved and Wanted (P.O.O.R.L.A.W.) looks to encourage community, leadership, ownership, friendship, invested interest in the future of our children and support Hazelwood ‘s growth into a thriving, safe and enjoyable, place to live and raise families. Background In 2004, POORLAW, People of Origin Rightfully Loved and Wanted, was formed growing out… Continue reading
The Abolitionist Law Center is a public interest law firm inspired by the struggle of political and politicized prisoners, and organized for the purpose of abolishing class and race based mass incarceration in the United States. – http://abolitionistlawcenter.org/ Bret Grote who is an advisor of POORLAW founded the ALC after working with the Justice for… Continue reading POORLAW participates in Abolitionist Visions: Fundraising For the ALC
Last Friday, about 50 people of all ages gathered at the Hazelwood YMCA for POORLAW’s first volunteer meeting. The intention was to recruit volunteers, build relationships, provide an update on what POORLAW has been up too, and eat dinner! Participants filled out volunteer applications and also brief surveys on transportation issues in Hazelwood. POORLAW introduced… Continue reading Volunteer Recruitment Dinner – March 2013
The Sister Circle went to the Neighborhood Print Shop at the Braddock Carnegie Library on January 19, 2013 gearing up for One Billion Rising Pittsburgh. On this day we made Hankies and Flags. One Billion Rising is a global movement to end violence against women and girls. 200 countries across the world participated. The hankies… Continue reading Sister Circle In Action January 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013 The Summit Against Racism honors and acknowledges Terrell and Saundra for their AMAZING perseverance in enduring oppression and persistance in the fight for justice and freedom for Terrell. Terrell and Saundra also spoke on the Racism in PA prisons and the Fight to Change it. Check out… Continue reading POORLAW Represents at Summit Against Racism!