I curated these resources by someone’s request. Perhaps they may be helpful to you.
St. Louis, Ferguson, and North County
How Municipalities in St. Louis County, MO. Profit from Poverty – Radley Balko
The relationship between aggressive policing, race, and poverty.
“I am Darren Wilson”: St. Louis and the Geography of Fear – Sarah Kendzior http://qz.com/284383/i-am-darren-wilson-st-louis-and-the-geography-of-fear/
Why people support Darren Wilson and how fear differs by geography and race in St. Louis
After Ferguson: St. Louis’ Decaying Black Suburbs are about to be Forgotten. Again. – Sarah Kendzior & Umar Lee http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/08/ferguson-st-louis-suburbs-poverty-110363.html#.VLXzOXs2CT9
Ferguson and its relationship to the rest of North County
There’s Another Community Upset in St. Louis over a Senseless Killing – Sarah Kendzior & Umar Lee
The death of a Bosnian immigrant in the context of the Ferguson racial equality movement and the importance of intersectionality.
Ferguson and Theology
A Sad Night for America – Jim Wallis http://sojo.net/blogs/2014/11/25/sad-night-america
The President of Sojourners: Faith in Action for Social Justice magazine responds to the lack of indictment for Michael Brown’s case.
#FergusonTheology: “What about Personal Responsibility?” – Dean Mike Kinman
The importance of context in understanding systemic sin
Observing Yom Kippur in the Shadow of Ferguson – Antonia Blumberg http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/03/ferguson-yom-kippur_n_5921378.html
Repentance and Forgiveness on the Jewish Day of Atonement in the context of anger and distrust
Theology of Ferguson Blog https://medium.com/theology-of-ferguson
First Person Accounts
Dear Mr. President: a Letter from Tef Poe – Tef Poe / Kareem Jackson http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/rftmusic/2014/12/dear_mr_president_a_letter_from_tef_poe.php
What a disillusioned activist who voted for Barack Obama wants from the President.
Welcome to the “gas chamber”: a first-person account of Mokabe’s on the morning of 11/25/14 – Valeria M. Souza https://valeriamsouza.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/welcome-to-the-gas-chamber-a-first-person-account-of-mokabes-on-the-morning-of-112514/
The experience of being tear-gassed at a Safe Sanctuary.
Deacon Kevin McGrane’s Reflections on St. John’s as a Sanctuary http://www.towergrovechurch.org/news/2014/12/13/deacon-kevin-mcgranes-reflections-st-johns-sanctuary
Narrative and theological reflection on what it looks like for the church to be in solidarity with its community.
God is Black ; The Cross and the Lynching Tree – James Cone
A Theology of Liberation – Gustavo Gutierrez
Letter from a Birmingham Jail – Martin Luther King, Jr. http://www.uscrossier.org/pullias/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/king.pdf
Lift Every Voice: Constructing Christian Theologies from the Underside – Mary Potter Engel & Susan B. Thistlethwaite (eds)
A comprehensive reader of subaltern/liberation theologies including God is Black (Cone)
Left Bank Books List
Black Lives Matter Reading List http://www.left-bank.com/black-lives-matter
Community-curated books and online content
Thisisthemovement Mailing List
Don’t Shoot Coalition http://www.dontshootstl.org/
Connected for Justice (formerly Ferguson Beyond Today) http://connectedforjustice.com/
Watch Selma in theaters.
Check out Pruitt-Igoe Myth film from library.
Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 7:00pm: The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
Reading Group Discussion at Left Bank Books at 399 N. Euclid, 63108. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call at 314-367-6731.
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Reform & Updates
St. Louis County Prosecutor McCulloch sued by grand juror “Doe” and NAACP http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/grand-juror-sues-mcculloch-says-he-mischaracterized-wilson-case & http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/morning_call/2015/01/naacp-seeks-investigation-of-grand-jury.html
Civilian Oversight Review Board bill introduced http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bill-would-create-long-awaited-civilian-oversight-board-st-louis-police
St. Louis to Forgive about 220,000 Warrants for Nonviolent Municipal Offenses http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/st-louis-to-forgive-about-warrants-for-nonviolent-municipal-offenses/article_7f9dbef3-7409-5e81-ae28-3c79faa8b147.html