Last night, we had the immense privilege of hosting an event at Eastbrook Church put on by the Milwaukee Declaration group entitled “A Wake Up Call to Live the Dream.” It was an amazing multi-ethnic gathering of believers from congregations around the city and suburbs of Milwaukee. At the end of the night, we provided some possible next steps. Since some folks have asked me about that resource list, I am posting it to my blog below.
If you are interested in continuing to learn more about how race and racism have defined life in America, and in our country’s churches and denominations, consider watching the following movies or reading the books listed below.
Twelve Years a Slave (WARNING–due to Hollywood’s most accurate portrayal of slavery, some scenes are inappropriate for children)
53206 (Will be shown at Parklawn Assembly of God Church on February 24th at 6 PM) Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years 1954-1965
13th (available on Netflix)
The African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
Slavery By Another Name
Milwaukee and Housing
Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee by Patrick D. Jones
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
Race and Inequality
Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit by Thomas Sugrue
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
Race and Faith
The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America by Edward Blum and Paul Harvey
A Stone of Hope: Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow by David Chappell
The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change by Brenda Salter-McNeil and Rick Richardson
Learn more about the Milwaukee Declaration and/or sign the Declaration at milwaukeedeclaration.com.