Join us in our journey
On Monday, Dec 7 – Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020, we’re offering a 3-Day Racial Equity Deep Dive to create dedicated time and space to engage in thoughtful education on the issues impacting our community. We will use the recent YWCA USA paper on “America’s Recovery from the 2020 Shecession” to provide a framework on how racial and social injustices are built into our workforce, child care, and education systems and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. If you participated in our July 2020 Racial Equity Challenge, you will receive the daily email starting on December 7. If you would like to join, please complete the sign-up link below.
21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge: July 2020
YWCA Richmond was proud to join YWCA South Hampton Roads and YWCA Central Virginia to launch the 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge across the Commonwealth on July 1, 2020.
For 21 days, participants will receive a daily email to examine the history of systemic inequities in America and how it impacts communities of color today in order to help foster awareness, understanding, and collective action toward the elimination of racism. Daily activities include:
- Reading an article,
- Listening to a podcast,
- Learning how racial inequities affect voting, education, criminal justice, and public health at the local, state, and national levels, or
- Reflecting on personal experience.
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 daily email content such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience, and more. Emails will be sent Monday through Friday, and will include the links to the previous days so you can look back and explore.
Participation in an activity like this helps us to uncover how racial and social injustices are built into our voting, education, criminal justice, and public health systems and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice – to learn more, do more, and be more. We hope you will join us on this journey!
What inspired YWCA’s Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge
We would like to extend our gratitude to YWCA Cleveland for providing us with this tool. This challenge was inspired by Food Solutions New England. They were the first to adapt an exercise from Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and Debby Irving’s 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge into an interactive program.