Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

Our Mission

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.

Newspaper

Street Roots delivers in-depth news and commentary on social and economic justice issues important to the entire community. Street Roots is a platform for people on the streets to have a voice in the political and social dialogue, bridging cultural and class divides with a greater understanding on matters that affect us all.

Street Roots is a proud member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the North American Street Newspaper Association and the International Network of Street Papers. It is also a regular contributor to the Street News Service.

 

Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

 

In a time where civil discourse is all but gone, the Street Roots Vendor Program encourages conversations on a one-to-one basis about much larger issues.  It does so with the specific intention of enhancing understanding among all levels of society by allowing the flow of humanity to connect with individual vendors in an atmosphere that requires respect of all participants.

This exchange, when successful, does not judge the economic, moral worth or good judgment of the vendors, avoids hostility and allows for a better appreciation for all the participants’ experiences.

- Mary Jane Haake, Portland, OR