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Extra! Extra!

It’s the land of plenty in Portland – music, brews and sun for everyone! And nothing goes better with all three than Street Roots, hot off the press. Swing by your favorite neighborhood vendor this weekend and pick up a copy for you and your friends. Your vendor has the lowdown on what’s inside:

Living in gangland:  Former gang member turned educator Luis Rodriguez talks with Jake Thomas about the globalization of a violent culture, and the lessons to be learned for Portland.

Raising lettuce and leaders in North Portland: Stacy Brownhill reports on the rising importance of programs like Food Works to connect disadvantaged youths with the roots of food production.

The eyes of hope: An interview with photographer David Burnett who’s iconic images span 40 years. He’s now participating in Photographers for Hope, which recently launched an exhibit working with street paper vendors in Glasgow Scotland. Plus, a sampling of the photos that are part of the exhibit, “Eyes of the Streets.”

Summer Art Workshops: A collection of writings from the Downtown Chapel writing group that capture the beauty and sadness of the streets.

And much, much more! Including commentary from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Partnership for Safety and Justice, and Veterans for Peace on their upcoming conference in Portland. The summer is packed, and so is this edition of Street Roots – get yours before their gone!