Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

Our Mission

Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

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COMMENTARY | Oregon legislators are considering a bill that reflects these preferences

Crime survivors have a seat at the public safety table, but to ensure that criminal justice policy solutions reflect victims’ needs, advocates should always seek more ways to elevate those voices. So at this public safety crossroads, while Oregon lawmakers debate whether to...

BOOK REVIEW | 'How to Make White People Laugh' uses comedy to tackle social justice issues

It may be possible to change the world one joke at a time.

At least, that’s the thrust of Iranian-American comic Negin Farsad's May 24 release, a book titled, "How to Make White People Laugh."

Half comic autobiography, half serious examination of the ways...

Irene loves nature. She says her dogs and Street Roots get her out of the house when she's down

Irene says she is keeping it simple and keeping the faith.

She began selling newspapers with Street Roots “to simplify my life and not be aggressive about it. It puts a little money in my pocket. In the future, maybe I’ll get another job and have enough money...

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