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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SR editorial: Tomorrow’ s leaders are marching today

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 02:00
SR editorial board We’re seeing an invigorating brand of youth activism, and it should inspire us

Photographer Fazal Sheikh wants you to imagine yourself where they are

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 08:00
Emily Green Fazal Sheikh speaks to Street Roots about his photography, which brings worldwide human rights issues to light. His work is featured in ‘Common Ground’ at Portland Art Museum.

These Buddhist nuns empower girls – with kung fu

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 07:00
Tony Inglis In addition to their humanitarian work, they teach women and girls self-defense and that 'they can be as strong and as powerful as a man'

Leilani Farha's worldly perspective on poverty in the wealthiest nation

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 05:00
Ashley Archibald Witnessing homelessness, discrimination and cruelty in the U.S. weighed heavily on the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing

It’s Oregon’s most environmentally catastrophic project – but PBA backs Jordan Cove

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 03:00
Rick Rappaport COMMENTARY | Portland Business Alliance members should reject the endorsement of this pipeline

Director's Desk: Legislature makes housing gains, but sweeps still plague homeless

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand An emphasis on sweeps is an emphasis on making life more difficult for our neighbors who live outside

It’s Friday morning at Street Roots: ‘Beautiful chaos’

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 01:00
Helen Hill The freshly printed newspapers arrive, and it’s all hands on deck in the vendor office

In rural Oregon, trips to food banks are the new normal

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 07:00
Thacher Schmid In towns such as Junction City, rising housing costs push families to pantries to fill monthly budget gaps

Street Roots vendor profile: 'The skip back in my boots'

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 06:00
Helen Hill Kellye – who sells papers with her dog, Freya – likes to sing while she works

Sloane Leong explores the intergalactic world of indigenous sci-fi

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 05:00
Sarah Hansell 'Prism Stalker,' her first solo long-form comic, boasts all female characters and touches on survival, displacement, identity and race

Anti-sanctuary petition: AG takes over investigation as signature-gathering complaints mount

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 04:00
Emily Green Many who say they were lied to about a petition to repeal Oregon’s sanctuary status have had trouble getting their names removed

Clear-cutting’s still rampant in Oregon, MAX train reminds us

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 03:00
Emily Green Oregon Wild’s Jason Gonzales says the environmental watchdog’s bold new ad campaign is about seeking a more ecologically responsible approach to logging

SR editorial: Contractor changes are essential for rural housing

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 02:00
SR editorial board Legislation that aims to encourage construction in Oregon communities squeezed by a housing shortage is an important step forward

A bird's-eye view of Oregon's clear-cuts

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 01:00
Street Roots Google Earth reveals large swaths of the state wiped clean of forest


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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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