About the 21 Day Challenge
This challenge was originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and Debby Irving and has been adapted 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.
Participants will be prompted daily 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, 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’ll join us and accept this challenge.
Our challenge starts on Friday, March 1st and continues (Monday –Friday) through March 29th.
Before Day 1, you will receive an introductory email explaining the purpose of the challenge and your Challenge Reflection Log – a tool to ensure you are taking full advantage of what the challenge has to offer. Starting on March 1st, expect to receive daily emails containing your challenge options.
If you are ready to dive into the work of social justice and can’t wait to get started, consider joining us on February 15th at our 5th annual It’s Time to Talk: Forum on Race.
It’s Time to Talk (ITT) is a unique one day forum on combating racism and unconscious bias. ITT features a keynote, a gallery walk, small group circle conversations, as well as a World Cafe. ITT gives participants the opportunity to share their lived experience, learn from others, and begin the work of finding solutions that will allow us to begin to heal our community from the harm caused by racial profiling and unconscious bias.
21 Day Challenge FAQ
YWCA Greater Cleveland is hosting the 21 Day Challenge to further our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. We have been doing this work for 150 years. We aren’t new to this; we’re true to this!
Starting on March 1st, expect to receive daily emails containing your challenge options.
Tell others you’re participating and engage with other participants in the challenge by sharing your reflections on social media using the hashtags #YWCAEquityChallenge and #ABetterMeABetterCLE. We also encourage participants to send us their thoughts to share on our Blog.