WHAT IS THE 21 DAY RACIAL EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE CHALLENGE?
The challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. You will be presented with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. We hope you will join us on this journey and we can’t wait to get started!
WHAT INSPIRED YWCA’S 21 DAY CHALLENGE:
This challenge was originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and Debby Irving and has been adopted by many organizations across the country. The challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. We want to thank Food Solutions New England for inspiring this challenge. They were the first to adopt an exercise from Dr. Eddie Moore and Debby Irving’s book into the interactive 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, which they launched in 2014.
Week 1: Public Health
Week 2: Economic Justice
Week 3: Criminal Justice Reform
Week 4: Education
Finale: 8th Annual Stand Against Racism Luncheon