Studying St. Louis

Resources Specific to Racial Equity in the St. Louis Region

Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community, Leah Gunning Francis

Forward Through Ferguson: A Path Toward Racial Equity  // The All-Important Report of the Ferguson Commission http://forwardthroughferguson.org/

A quick overview/cheat sheet for the Ferguson Commission report http://dearstlouis.com/a-citizens-guide-to-forward-through-ferguson

It is legal in Missouri for state residents to carry concealed weapons in public without a state gun permit, criminal background check or firearms training.  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/16/opinion/missouri-the-shoot-me-state.html?_r=0

Horrific news on the School to Prison Pipeline in St. Louis,  http://www.essence.com/news/missouri-students-felonies-school-fights

“Suspended” poem by a young student in St. Louis, https://youtu.be/Iebuih5HpRo

Helpful information on the School to Prison Pipeline in STL and Missouri  http://www.stlamerican.com/news/local_news/mcu-launches-break-the-pipeline-campaign/article_d45a101e-1d4d-11e6-9878-f3aac29c0446.html

St. Louis needs a new paradigm for public safety http://www.stlamerican.com/news/columnists/jamala/needed-a-new-crime-fighting-paradigm/article_0b34d960-1228-11e6-b479-db7aa9b1d99a.html

Documents and data reports on a variety of community issues that we often take too little time to research http://stlpositivechange.org/document-list/category/resources

The Delmar Divide http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-17361995

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKgZM8y3hso

Spanish Lake: Race, Class, and White Flight in Missouri https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjcCwQfXTx4

 

Organizations and Initiatives

Metropolitan Congregations United https://www.facebook.com/Metropolitan-Congregations-United-332152582118/

Freedom Arts and Education http://www.faecstl.org/

ArchCity Defenders www.archcitydefenders.org/

Deaconess Foundation http://deaconess.org/

For the Sake of All https://forthesakeofall.org/

Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression http://capcr-stl.org/

Hands Up United www.handsupunited.org/

Missouri Jobs with Justice www.mojwj.org/

Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates http://www.mira-mo.org/wordpress/

Decarcerate St. Louis http://www.decarceratestl.com/

The Organization for Black Struggle  http://obs-stl.org/

Justice for Reggie Clemons http://www.justiceforreggie.com/

The St. Louis American – Newspaper www.stlamerican.com/