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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Jun
29
Author Lidia Yuknavitch’s experiences with addiction, grief, mental illness and motherhood shape her work

The first time I saw Lidia Yuknavitch speak, it was at Powell’s Books. Of the speakers that night, only Yuknavitch was unknown to me. As the last syllables of the first sentence she spoke filtered through...

Jun
29

This month, a seldom-quoted document called the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness got a bit of a makeover.

Jun
29
If homelessness, housing and wages are any indicator of how much Black Lives Matter in Portland — then we are failing, badly.

The latest 2015 Multnomah County Homeless Count was released in early June.

If homelessness, housing and wages are any indicator of...

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