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!
REGISTER FOR THE 2021 21-DAY CHALLENGE TODAY
Although the challenge officially ended on March 29th, if you register below, you can still view the archive of challenge content. We hope that you will go into this challenge with an open heart and an open mind, ready to be pushed out of your comfort zone. We know these discussions can be difficult and can bring up powerful emotions, but your commitment to increasing your awareness is what will help move our community forward. Register for the challenge today!
Challenge yourself to invest in your racial equity and social justice development by joining $21for21. Racial equity work is consistently underfunded. YWCA Greater Cleveland needs your help to provide high quality programming like the 21-Day Challenge. Make a $21 investment in your anti-racist development and encourage 21 other people to take the challenge and match your investment.
Thank you to everyone who already participated in the 2020 challenge! In 2021, YWCA has had over 18,900 participants across the country and reached 2,600 unique ZIP codes. We also have 2,000 members in the 21 Day Challenge Facebook Group.
WHAT INSPIRED YWCA’S 21 DAY CHALLENGE
The 21-Day EquityChallengewas created by Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. (#BlackMind) and co-developed with Debby Irving, and Dr. Marguerite Penick (#DiverseSolutions). The plan has been adopted by Organizations, Associations, and Corporations all over the nation/world. Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. is the Director of the Privilege Institute in Green Bay, WI. Dr. Moore created the Challenge to not only help people better understand issues surrounding equity, inclusion, privilege, leadership, and supremacy but also to do so in a way that would build a habit of learning by stretching it over 21 days. We are excited to be offering you this 21-DayChallengein partnership with Dr. Moore. As you engage in the various activities over the next 21 days, be sure to tag, comment, and follow(1) 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge | Facebook”
We also 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 an interactive 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, which they launched in 2014.