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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Facing deportation, immigrant-rights activist Maru Mora-Villalpando won't be silenced

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 03:00
Aaron Burkhalter The Seattle-based activist has been a vocal critic of Tacoma's Northwest Detention Center

Director's Desk: Police sweep of new self-governed camp is opportunity lost

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand Village of Hope wanted to equip homeless campers with tools to care for the land, but now they've been evicted from the public space

Report blasts Measure 11's 'harsh sentences' for Oregon youths

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 01:00
Emily Green The state has the nation’s second-highest rate of sending youths to adult court, according to the report by the Oregon Council on Civil Rights

60 years into his career, David Attenborough still marvels over nature

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 07:00
Meg Mundell The narrator of "Blue Planet II" is using his famous voice to turn attention to a part of the Earth that urgently needs our help: the oceans

Street Roots vendor profile: A rebel with a beat

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 06:00
Leonora Ko As Jason’s music career picks up, selling Street Roots gives him flexibility

Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood: 'Ready for the nightmare to be over' in D.C.

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:00
Jason Cohen The musician talks about the band’s political stripe, losing his artistic heroes and setting down new roots in Portland

Demistyfying Islam, a Portland imam opens his mosque

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 03:00
Emily Green Imam Abdulah Polovina strives to foster understanding among Muslims and non-Muslims alike

Director's Desk: What are your memories of Street Roots' early years?

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand It's been almost two decades since Portland's original street paper, Burnside Cadillac, transformed into Street Roots

No-cause evictions imminent at North Portland apartments; tenants push back

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 01:00
Thacher Schmid Some residents are suing the landlords of The Melrose apartments in St. Johns, claiming their ouster is retaliatory and discriminatory

Reading, writing and rural health: The effect of Oregon's school nurse shortage

Street Roots News Feed - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:29
Sarah Hansell Beaverton’s Nina Fekaris talks about the complicated overlap of housing, health care and education in Oregon’s rural communities

Cory Booker: Justice ‘should be equal for everybody’

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:00
Aida Peery James Marshall The U.S. senator from New Jersey talks with a street paper vendor about housing, the environment and employment for all

Lessons from our own Filipino resistance

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 04:00
Mike Wold BOOK REVIEW | 'A Time to Rise' is a collection of personal reminiscences of the Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP)

The real reason we’re depressed, anxious – and what to do about it

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 03:00
Emily Green Depression isn't rooted in biology but in how we're living our lives, author Johann Hari explains

Director’s Desk: Creatively maladjusting to status quo; make housing a right

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand Let’s reject the cruelties of historical injustices compounded by present-day injustices

Crumbling confidence: Some of America’s favorite snacks now made in Mexico

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:00
Emily Green Bakery workers in Northeast Portland want consumers to make sure the Nabisco products they’re buying were manufactured in the U.S.

Adam Smith is feeding the world with food waste

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:00
Tony Inglis The Real Junk Food Project combats food poverty by taking food deemed inedible and cooking it up into delicious meals

Street Roots vendor profile: ‘I want to help’

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:00
Helen Hill Through the ups and downs of life, Barbra has nurtured her big heart and altruistic spirit

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Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Street Roots advocates for those folks who don’t have a voice and you and your team work diligently, and with great humanity, humility and grace to bring those stories center stage for food, housing, healthcare and social justice. Portland is lucky to have an organization like Street Roots to help us understand the complexities of homelessness, politics and the community.

- Tamara Pedrojetti, Community Relations Manager and SafeLink Program Manager, CareOregon
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