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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How Trump incites violence: Understanding stochastic terrorism

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 03:00
Joanne Zuhl Turning a blind eye to the risks, the president spreads ideas that are likely to spur someone to act, legal expert David Cohen says

Street Roots is bringing people together to celebrate 20 years

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 02:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR'S DESK | Creating a family where everyone – housed and unhoused – is included has been a priority of Street Roots from the beginning

Forest Service proposes gutting public review

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 01:00
Joanne Zuhl The deadline looms for public comment on changes to the National Environmental Protection Act

For Australian scientist Tim Flannery, the climate crisis feels personal

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 22:58
Katherine Smyrk The author of 2005’s ‘The Weather Maker’ reflects on his teenage years and what’s important to him now

A new side of Amanda Palmer

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 07:00
David James Young The musician’s new album, ‘There Will Be No Intermission,’ contains more than her provocative and flamboyant fare

American heroes: Sikh Captain America is enlisting more champions

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 06:00
Lisa Edge Building on the work of Sikh Captain America, photographer Nate Gowdy has launched a project to broaden people’s minds about who gets to be American, and how much truly unites us

Street Roots vendor profile: An ambassador for the Earth

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 04:00
Pat Zimmer Perhaps Brandon’s most passionate cause is advocating for renewal of the U.S.-Iran nuclear agreement

Ground Score puts homeless Portlanders to work for a fair wage

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 03:00
Helen Hill Workers collect and sort recyclables and trash that would otherwise be left on the ground or shipped to landfills

In Clackamas County, court is a one-stop shop for social services

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 02:00
Emily Green While Clackamas County Community Court rolls out a new program, Multnomah County’s counterpart goes through the motions

SR editorial: Multnomah County homeless numbers remain stable, but so do the causes

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 01:00
SR editorial board 4,015 are experiencing homelessness, according to the 2019 Point In Time count; how are we going to fix this?


Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Street Roots advocates for those folks who don’t have a voice and you and your team work diligently, and with great humanity, humility and grace to bring those stories center stage for food, housing, healthcare and social justice. Portland is lucky to have an organization like Street Roots to help us understand the complexities of homelessness, politics and the community.

- Tamara Pedrojetti, Community Relations Manager and SafeLink Program Manager, CareOregon