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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Preparing for MAX line, SW Portland tries to get ahead of gentrification

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 06:00
Amanda Waldroupe Neighbors hope to preserve affordable housing and stave off displacement

Director's Desk: It’s not ‘Fake News’; it’s propaganda

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 05:00
Israel Bayer The news media face myriad challenges, but great journalists are still working hard to serve their communities

‘A visual diary’ of Portland’s artists of color

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Emilly Prado Finding it tough to break into the city’s largely white creative scene, Celeste Noche is using her blog, ‘Portland in Color,’ to draw attention to diversity

Eric Liu wants us to build change from the ground up

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:00
Mike Wold The author of ‘You’re More Powerful Than You Think’ explains how

Tom Morello: ‘If you aren’t angry, you aren’t paying attention’

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 08:00
Jason Greenough The Prophets of Rage (and Rage Against the Machine) musician has never been afraid to be politically provocative

Yes, Trump might have a mental illness – but that's irrelevant

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 07:00
Meredith Mathis Jason Renaud COMMENTARY | The stigmatizing language undermines real talk about mental health; Trump's problem is bad judgment

Street Roots vendor profile: Mathematical mind, artistic soul

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 06:00
Helen Hill Peter tries to ‘inspire people to appreciate the natural environment’

My daughter: An essay by a father behind bars

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 05:00
Enrique Bautista She ‘surpasses in importance even the harshest of mistreatments and living conditions in prison,’ Enrique says

Director's Desk: Portland housing bond framework charts course for change

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 03:00
Israel Bayer With the city about to start seeking funding proposals, the real work begins

A measured approach to globalization

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 06:00
Robin Hahnel COMMENTARY | Restoring prudent regulations for U.S. employers is the first step

Portland-area communities address hygiene needs on the streets

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 06:00
Amanda Waldroupe As the homeless figures rise, the need for more toilets, showers and laundry facilities is evident

Street Roots vendor profile: ‘Nothing but good things’ from Portland

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 06:00
Helen Hill On track to get housing, Mark meets his daily needs with money he earns selling Street Roots

Director’s Desk: Persist. Unite. Fight for social justice.

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 06:00
Israel Bayer We must march on. We must hold the line.

Portland stalled on fair and equitable contracting

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 06:00
Emily Green Labor groups demand end to worker exploitation on all publicly funded construction projects

Portland exhibits highlight beauty beneath human tragedy

Street Roots News Feed - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:56
Emily Green Artwork at Gallery 114 in the Pearl District showcases homelessness and the Syrian refugee crisis

Street Roots vendor profile: 'Doing the right things'

Street Roots News Feed - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 07:29
Helen Hill Rick kicked his addictions on his own: If you want help, show you want it, he says

What’s the problem with NORCOR?

Street Roots News Feed - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 07:45
Thacher Schmid Lawsuits, political resistance, immigrant rights and the state’s sanctuary law are forming a perfect storm over the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facilities


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I firmly believe that Street Roots was largely responsible for keeping the fate of inmate moms and their children on the minds of Oregonians. Because of Street Roots' in-depth reporting and tireless advocacy, the Oregon legislature overturned the Dept. of Corrections' decision to de-fund the Family Preservation Project at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville. Thanks to Street Roots, the Family Preservation Project is alive and well today helping inmate moms build healthy bonds with their children

- Brian Lindstrom, Filmmaker
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