Cleveland – January 31, 2023 – Today, the YWCA network opens registration for the YWCA Racial Justice Challenge to coincide with their Until Justice Just Is campaign. Launching April 17th – May 15th, 2023, the Racial Justice Challenge is a virtual learning tool 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. By encouraging personal reflection and social responsibility, it is YWCA’s hope that participants will be moved to act.
Formerly known as the Stand Against Racism Challenge and 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge developed by YWCA Greater Cleveland, the national network is proud to return for its 5th year of the program. Available as a web and phone app platform, the 2023 YWCA Racial Justice Challenge will present daily activities allowing participants to discover how racial justice and social injustice impact their communities, connect with one another, and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. Weekly topics include disability, housing, mental health, and a special music topic in collaboration with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
YWCA wants to thank and acknowledge Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., Debby Irving, and Dr. Marguerite Penick for their leadership in the field of racial equity as exhibited in their 21-Day Racial Equity and Habit Building Challenge and the movement they helped to initiate. YWCA’s content is independently designed, written, and curated by staff as part of YWCA’s racial equity and social justice programs offered to the community.
To register to participate in the Racial Justice Challenge, click HERE.
If you would like to support the Challenge or have any questions or need additional information, please contact Paige Robar, Associate Director of Advocacy and Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YWCA USA – Until Justice Just Is
YWCA USA’s first Director of Racial Justice, Dr. Dorothy Height, built a legacy of racial and gender justice that helped shape the civil rights movement. To carry forth her momentum in the movement for racial justice, YWCA USA introduced Until Justice Just Is to bring awareness to the pervasiveness of systemic racism and to act as a roadmap for how individuals, communities, and corporations can take actionable steps to eliminate racism.
YWCA USA’s Until Justice Just Is centers the racial justice work that our vast network of Local Associations carry out in communities across the country. No matter their size, YWCAs offer anti-racism discussion guides, learning libraries, equity training for workplaces, convenings of local activists and national leaders, and many other unique community-based approaches to advancing justice.