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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Family planning is a basic human right

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 06:30
Tharanga Yakupitiyage COMMENTARY | This is also 'central to women’s empowerment, reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development'

The El Paso Chronicles: Three essays from the Mexican border

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 06:00
Iñaki Estívaliz Celebrating 'abrazos no muros' ('hugs not walls') to bring families together

Vendor voices: What would you do to improve police relations?

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 05:00
Helen Hill Street Roots vendors are sympathetic to the difficulties of police work, but desire kinder, more compassionate attitudes

Street Roots vendor profile: Gung-ho at selling newspapers and working to improve her life

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 04:00
Leonora Ko Melissa chooses to focus on the positive and is grateful 'just to be here'

Fighting hate with a message for the entire world

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 03:00
Sarah Britz Iranian-born Mina Dennert is leading a movement that challenges racial hatred in Sweden

Director's Desk: A rich story lies behind every bean of Street Roast

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand Buying the coffee helps sustain Street Roots, a local company and farmers around the world

A conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 07:00
Mostapha Lotfi and Jean-Claude Nault and Isabelle Raymond The head of Canada’s Liberal government talks with street papers about ending homelessness, legalizing cannabis, immigration reform and other issues

Streetwise advice for the homelessness novice

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 06:00
Topaz Ryan Dowd’s ‘The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness’ offers guidance to workers whose job puts them in contact with people experiencing homelessness

Street Roots vendor profile: Selling newspaper helps keep things together while son is abroad

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 05:00
Danny Moran Jasmine recently submitted a poem to Street Roots and now feels a stronger connection to the paper

Portland airport workers call for better pay

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 04:00
Sarah Hansell ‘PDX’s greatest assets’ are struggling on minimum wages

Street soccer: More than just a game

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 03:00
Ashley Archibald The World Cup is one for the record books, but a different kind of soccer tournament continues to score big for the men and women who battle poverty and homelessness to take the pitch

Velvet Elvis: A tribute to my matriarchs

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 02:00
Dustin Dandliker COMMENTARY | Four generations of women in my family have sacrificed, struggled, made mistakes and endured. I owe my existence and determination to them.

Director's Desk: Homeless arrest investigation should focus on real solutions

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 01:10
Kaia Sand Portland needs to be all-in as a national leader

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters is making waves

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 07:00
Reginald Black and Olivia Richter The congresswoman has never shied away from controversy or her commitment to ending homelessness, supporting services and community organizing

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters is making waves

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 07:00
Reginald Black and Olivia Richter The congresswoman has never shied away from controversy or her commitment to ending homelessness, supporting services and community organizing

Subversive Americana: a conversation with iconic photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 04:00
Emily Green He'll be at Hollywood Theatre July 18 for a screening of his groundbreaking films ‘Willie’ and ‘Murderers’

Subversive Americana: a conversation with iconic photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 04:00
Emily Green He'll be at Hollywood Theatre July 18 for a screening of his groundbreaking films ‘Willie’ and ‘Murderers’

We asked our vendors: Have you felt profiled?

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 03:00
Helen Hill Street Roots vendors share their experiences with Portland police and private security

We asked our vendors: Have you felt profiled?

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 03:00
Helen Hill Street Roots vendors share their experiences with Portland police and private security

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Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Journalism with a social purpose. That’s been the focus of my entire professional career — and it’s why I read and support Street Roots.

- Richard H. Meeker, founder of Willamette Week’s Give!Guide and president of City of Roses Media Company