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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Shawn uses his negative experiences to help others heal

Shawn Knight is smart as a whip and taking steady steps to get off the street.

He was born in Ohio and grew up in Texas. 

“I’ve been an electronics geek since I was a kid,” Shawn said. “When I was 8 years old, I was tearing apart little motorized cars and building robots.”

As an...

Rucker is the Integrated Health and Recovery Treatment case manager. But he used to be on the other side of the patient and case manager relationship.

In a sterile hospital room in the depths of Oregon Health & Science University, Tyrone Rucker sat with one of his patients and shared a big greasy pizza. They had only a few days left, and Rucker knew that he...

We stand with all media in this town that refuse to bend under threats

Within 10 days of President-elect Donald Trump's Nov. 8 victory, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported nearly 900 cases of hate crimes across the country. Oregon topped the list...

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