Where Do We Go From Here?
Here are is list of resources and articles that have helped me make more sense of the events in Ferguson and how we can move forward. This was mostly found via the #MacroSW twitter chat on the social work response to Ferguson.
Articles that offer a fresh perspective…
1) 12 Things White People can do now because of Ferguson via @ on twitter.
2) Great article in Social Work Helper about opening the dialogue on college campuses.
3) Also for my academic followers, Sociologists for Justice has developed a syllabus to delve deeper into the discussion about Ferguson and racial inequalities.
Rules for Radicals By Saul Alinsky
Roots To Power: A Manual for Grassroots Organizing by Lee Staples
Personally I started to think about community/police partnerships and found the following resources..
A brief article on what a model community/police partnership might look like.
A great model of community policing addressing mental health issues in Texas. Thanks to @ on twitter for this resource.
If you are trying to wrap your head around the events of Ferguson and what to do about it hopefully something on this list will help.
image credit to USA Today.