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!
Thank you to everyone who already participated in the 2020 challenge! YWCA Cleveland had over 3,500 participants across the country and reached 700 unique ZIP codes. We also had 1,000 members in the 21 Day Challenge Facebook Group.
Sister YWCA’s Take the Challenge
Thank you to YWCA Central Alabama, YWCA Central Maine, YWCA Central Virginia, YWCA Dayton, YWCA Hamilton, YWCA Kitsap County, YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley, YWCA Lower Cape Fear, YWCA Mahoning Valley, YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee, YWCA New Britain, YWCA Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, YWCA Northwest Ohio, YWCA Richmond, YWCA South Florida, YWCA South Hampton Roads, YWCA St. Paul, and YWCA Utah, for participating in the 2020 challenge!
WHAT INSPIRED YWCA’S 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.
We want to thank Food Solutions New England for inspiring this challenge. They were the first to adapt an exercise from Dr. Eddie Moore and Debby Irving’s book into the interactive 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, which they launched in 2014.