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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Street Roots vendor profile: The will to move forward

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 04:00
Leonora Ko Donald, who will soon be moving into housing, is grateful to be alive

Call of the wild: A street paper vendor and his camera

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 03:30
Bridget Mountain Real Change vendor Bryant Carlin captures a rapidly changing landscape

Orcas: Dammed to death?

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 03:00
Stephen Quirke As a Washington state panel calls for studying the breaching of Snake River dams to protect Southern Resident killer whales, pressure builds for swift action

Director's Desk: 5 ways you can support Street Roots

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand From buying extra newspapers to making a donation

Robert De Niro: Role with the punches

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 07:00
Francine White The actor and activist talks about work, family and that guy in the White House

Why we mustn’t look away

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 06:30
Mathieu Thériault COMMENTARY | Zombie Boy and youths who tattoo their faces bring to mind a more pressing issue that stares us in the face

Virgo and Pisces: A bond between father and son

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 06:00
Dustin Dandliker COMMENTARY | As different as water and earth, but we belong together

Gutting workers’ rights with mandatory arbitration

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 05:00
Martin Hart-Landsberg COMMENTARY | Don’t count on the courts to protect you

Street Roots vendor profile: Grateful for his customers

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 04:00
Helen Hill Roger believes in paying it forward

Money matters: Tips from financial literacy gurus

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 03:00
Emily Green Instructors at Financial Beginnings Oregon share advice about building credit, packing away retirement savings and staying on budget this holiday season

Director’s Desk: Solution-minded citizenry deserves city of Portland's support

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand Don't just make it easy for people to complain. Make it easy for people to help.

Shariff Abdullah: No one-size-fits-all solution for garbage and poverty

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 01:30
Jared Paben The Commonway Institute director talks about the intersection between homelessness and waste management

Street Roots zine, 'I Am,' highlights vendors' voices

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 01:00
Cole Merkel This year's publication is printed in color, featuring vibrant artwork and thoughtful writing by Street Roots vendors

Bill Murray discusses his foray into classical music

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 07:00
Doug Wallen Best known for his quirky film roles and eccentric personality, his latest stint as a touring musician has made him a global sensation

Alyssa Milano has advice for her younger self

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 06:00
The Big Issue Australia The actor turned activist has become an everyman in the center of national controversies, from #MeToo to the Kavanaugh hearings

Street Roots vendor profile: An inseparable pair

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 04:00
Alex Gillow-Wiles Scott gives Indica his unconditional love, and the dog helps him navigate his life, as well

Monetary sanctions and vicious circle of poverty they perpetuate

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 03:00
Emily Green Oregon courts are going through the motions of imposing and collecting punitive fines and fees, but when it comes to low-income defendants, nothing about the process adds up

Portland’s story of oppression, through art

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 02:00
Helen Hill Abigail DeVille’s installation at PICA features Street Roots papers, vendor artwork

Director’s Desk: Imagination is a powerful force for justice

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 01:00
Kaia Sand Envision an Oregon where everyone has a right to safe, affordable, stable housing

Oregon disability advocates call for ban on using K-9s on inmates

Street Roots News Feed - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 09:00
Joanne Zuhl The practice of using police dogs to intimidate inmates is dangerous and unnecessary, Disability Rights Oregon says

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Street Roots and its writers and vendors are an invaluable part of our community's fabric. Social justice is only within our grasp only when we all participate in learning about, supporting, and fighting for this mission. Street Roots is a daily reminder, on blocks throughout Portland, that we are all in this together.

- Mara Zepeda, co-founder, Switchboard
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