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Join Us: 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge

We invite you to join YWCA Richmond, YWCA South Hampton Roads, and 50 other YWCA’s in the 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge on March 1, 2021.

The 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice 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.

Our challenge starts on Monday, March 1st and continues (Monday –Friday) through March 29th.

For 21 days, participants will receive a daily email to discover and understand 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.

Daily activities include:

  • Reading an article,
  • Listening to a podcast,
  • Learning about reparations, how racial inequities affect sports and gender-based violence, and environmental racism at the local, state, and national levels, or
  • Reflecting on personal experience.

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.

 

The work of justice starts with learning more.  We invite you to join this journey as together we challenge ourselves to recognize and understand the embedded issues related to racial inequity, in order to do more and be more – civically and interpersonally – until the world sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.

 

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.

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.