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.

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Street Roots has been a champion for social justice for 20 years

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 08:00
Israel Bayer ISRAEL BAYER | The organization has successfully stood up for the civil rights of people in our community

Journalism in an unprecedented political climate

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 06:00
SR editorial board Since the 2016 presidential campaign, Street Roots has stood strong in its coverage of the resistance

Street Roots vendor writing: A vital outlet for our creative expression

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 05:00
Eileen Vizenor EILEEN VIZENOR | Why it's important to have a creative writing class at Street Roots – plus vendor poetry celebrating Street Roots' 20th anniversary

Street Roots vendor writing: A sense of community through Street Roots

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 05:00
Dan Newth DAN NEWTH | The best part of my day is seeing people smile as they greet me

At Street Roots, a complex environment demands trust, empathy

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 03:00
Cole Merkel DeVon Pouncey Joanne Zuhl 'When a mental health issue or an addiction are compounded by homelessness, they are exacerbated'

In memoriam: When loss strikes the Street Roots family

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 02:00
DeVon Pouncey When a Street Roots vendor dies, we take the time to honor them

Street Roots is part of a global movement

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 01:00
Street Roots The International Network of Street Papers represents more than 100 street papers in 35 countries

Life on the Streets: Faith and spirituality

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 07:00
Helen Hill Several Street Roots vendors explain how their faith informs their decisions, their relationships, their outlook and more

What climate activism means to these teens

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 06:00
Eric Elmore We talked to five teenagers at the forefront of Portland’s climate movement

With grant to tackle teen homelessness, Clackamas County taps youths for ideas

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 05:00
Libby Dowsett Among young people’s recommendations are better mediation services to prevent homelessness

Street Roots vendor profile: Overcoming fear and healing from abuse

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 04:00
Robin Havenick Alex confronts hardship with humor and courage

New Bill McKibben book: A tough message, but a tougher reality

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 03:30
Joe Martin BOOK REVIEW | ‘Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?’ Bill McKibben

The progressive side of the Catholic Church

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 03:00
Casey Miller National Catholic Reporter correspondent Heidi Schlumpf is coming to Portland to talk about resistance both inside and outside the church

Assault on tent campers among spate of violence against unhoused

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 02:00
John Emshwiller Injured when a truck rammed his tent, a Portland man says he's had to stop working

We stand firm against dangerous White House rhetoric on homelessness

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 01:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | The Council of Economic Advisers is wrong to recommend a police response

PHOTOS: Passion, fear, activism prevail at Portland Climate Strike

Street Roots News Feed - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 02:00
Eric Elmore Thousands of students rally in the city to demand action on the global climate crisis

Margaret Atwood looks back at her teenage self

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 07:00
Jane Graham ‘If I met the 16-year-old me now I’d think, what planet did you come from?’

Stumptown creator Greg Rucka never imagined his comic on TV

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 06:00
Jason Cohen The Portland comic book author talks to Street Roots about the Timbers, social media, white supremacy and the new ABC adaptation of his private-eye series

It was feminism that led her to witchcraft

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 05:00
Casey Miller ‘Waking the Witch’ author Pam Grossman says her activism and her magic are intertwined

Street Roots vendor profile: Reminiscing about an older Portland

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 04:00
Jessica Hamilton A lot has changed since Charles grew up in this city

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I firmly believe that Street Roots was largely responsible for keeping the fate of inmate moms and their children on the minds of Oregonians. Because of Street Roots' in-depth reporting and tireless advocacy, the Oregon legislature overturned the Dept. of Corrections' decision to de-fund the Family Preservation Project at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville. Thanks to Street Roots, the Family Preservation Project is alive and well today helping inmate moms build healthy bonds with their children

- Brian Lindstrom, Filmmaker
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