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.

Latest News

Feb
23
'The Resiliency of Cambodia'; Doug Benz at the Energy Bar

In Portland, a city teeming with artists, there remains a dearth of art galleries able to accommodate all the varied and often gutsy art work. Unique spaces such as cafés, churches, theaters and pot shops have stepped up to fill this gap. I have shown my work and curated printmaking exhibitions at a few...

Feb
23
Street Roots is ‘a lifeline’ for Tanetta as she works toward financial stability

When Tanetta moved to Portland in November, it didn’t take her long to spot someone selling Street Roots. As she tells it, “I stood there, and I watched him, and I’m going, ‘I can do this!’” By the time she had been in town for three weeks, Tanetta had attended an orientation and...

Feb
23
Street Roots visits the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education to pose this question

President Donald Trump exhibits the characteristics of a demagogue. 

His attacks on the media, fear mongering, overt lying and the way he plays on people’s prejudices and emotions all fit the mold. As such, more than a few memes...

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