Street Roots


Street Roots

"Street Roots" is a biweekly street newspaper published in Portland, Oregon, United States. The paper is sold by members of the local homeless community. The paper is published every two weeks on Fridays. Vendors receive 75 cents for every $1 paper they sell. The paper features alternative news, interviews, and poetry written by local journalists as well as people experiencing homelessness or working with the homeless. "Street Roots" is a member of the North American Street Newspaper Association and the International Network of Street Papers.

Street Roots also publishes the Rose City Resources, an 80-page pocket size guide of services available to people experiencing homelessness and poverty in the Portland region. Forty-thousand of the guides are published annually.

History

"Street Roots" was established in 1998. "Street Roots" has acted as an advocate for homeless rights, supporting the establishment of Dignity Village in 2000. In 2007, "Street Roots" received a $30,000 grant from the Street Access For Everyone (SAFE) committee funded by the City of Portland. The grant will be used to fund the printing of resource guides that list services for the homeless [ [http://wweek.com/editorial/3341/9428/ Willamette Week | “Sit. Lie. Roll Over.” | August 22nd, 2007 ] ] . "Street Roots" is one of many street newspapers in the United States, including "Real Change" in Seattle, Washington and "Spare Change" in Boston, Massachusetts.

References

External links

* [http://www.streetroots.org/index.php Street Roots home page]
* [http://streetroots.wikispaces.com/index.php Street Roots wiki]


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