Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

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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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TriMet LIFT drivers plan event to address work conditions

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:00
Sarah Hansell Employees, passengers of the ride service for people with disabilities say contractor brushes off complaints

Four Street Roots vendors chosen for Portland Art Museum's exhibit

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 04:00
Helen Hill Being "One Step Way" from homelessness the focus of next month's Object Stories series

Jessica Bruder reveals a subculture in America spawned by the drive to survive

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 03:00
Joe Martin BOOK REVIEW | 'Nomadland' looks at RV- and van-dwelling travelers in search for a place to park their lives

Director's Desk: Street-level lessons on the urgency to end trauma

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand 'People need to know that people are on their side'

Feds put ideology before evidence in family planning grant criteria

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:00
Jimmy Radosta COMMENTARY | Abstinence-only agenda ignores progress made with sex education

Political journalist Sarah Kendzior on what middle America can teach the rest of the country

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 06:00
Joanne Zuhl Her new book, 'Flyover Country,' is a collection of writings on systemic problems endemic in the Midwest

Evictions have doubled in the United States since 2000

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 05:00
Ashley Archibald Given the current economic climate, it is unlikely that these rates will fall anytime soon

Street Roots vendors lend artistic hand to pottery project

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 04:00
Helen Hill Finished clay bowls will be auctioned off in the fall to help people experiencing homelessness

Coos Bay teachers get schooled on living with poverty and homelessness

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 03:00
Emily Green Simulation allows educators to experience what many of their students face every day

SR editorial: Separating children from asylum seekers unconscionable

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 02:00
SR editorial board Americans shouldn't be kept in the dark about the human toll extracted by our immigration policies

Author Mark Lilla reflects on how identity politics fractures the Left

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 07:00
Megan Wildhood BOOK REVIEW | The writer of 'The Once and Future Liberal' provides an elegantly concise how-we-got-here history

Restoring pride: Coos County residents want to make a better first impression

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 06:00
Emily Green An aging population, economic decline and generational poverty have contributed to Coos Bay-area housing issues

Portland's homeless villages use restorative justice to inform self-governance

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 05:00
Gabriele Ross COMMENTARY | Resolutions Northwest teaches tiny-home residents communication, mediation skills and accountability

Street Roots vendor profile: Say hello to Nathaniel

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 04:00
Helen Hill Portland native enjoys vendor community

An ugly truth persists under the Hawthorne Bridge

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 03:30
David Samson Street Roots vendor David Samson shares his perspective on Portland's failure to end homelessness

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Patrick Melrose ‘cuts to the heart of a rotten class system’

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 03:00
Adrian Lobb The actor's role explores issues around class, addiction, abuse and survival

An economic trauma: Capitalism says food waste is OK

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 02:00
Srijan Chakraborty COMMENTARY | Making a profit by design, while 40 percent of food goes uneaten in the U.S. supply chain

Director's Desk: Every day at Street Roots, strangers become kin

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 01:00
Kaia Sand We need to muster the political power of love

Journalist Travis Lupick tells Vancouver, B.C.’s, story in his new book, ‘Fighting for Space’

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 07:00
Joanne Zuhl The grassroots movement changed how people look at addiction and saved countless lives in the process

African rats are sniffing out landmines for safe detonation in Cambodia

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 06:00
Amy Hetherington After decades of conflict, the specially-trained rodents are helping to clear explosives

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Street Roots helps people reach their individual potential while giving them the sense of belonging and personal self worth.  What a gift this organization is to our community.

- Mary Edmeades, Vice President, Albina Community Bank
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