As people of faith we are called to engage, support, and witness to unity and justice for all people. As ongoing events reveal a continual need to justice around issues of race and civil rights, here are some resources to learn, engage, and participate in public witness. If you have other resources to suggest and add, please email Associate Pastor Matt Nickel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Reading List for America – Offered by New York City Public Library.
Black Lives Matter (Louisville) – The local chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement hosts vigils and Stand Up Sundays, which are events held every Sunday at 3:00 pm to talk, plan, and Turn Pain into Power about the current movement surrounding #BlackLivesMatter and police repression.
Showing Up for Racial Justice (Louisville) – SURJ organizes local rallies and opportunities for public witness to organize white people for racial justice. Find the Louisville chapter’s events on Facebook or the national organization at their website: http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org.
The Root – This is a sources for news, opinion and culture site from African-American influencers. Founded in 2008, under the leadership of Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., The Root provides smart, timely coverage of breaking news, thought-provoking commentary and gives voice to a changing, more diverse America. Visit us at www.theroot.com, on Twitter @theroot and on Facebook.
Forward Radio – A Louisville community radio station that used radio media for the transformation of society. Listen online or at 106.5FM in the city.