21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge
Thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2020 YWCA 21-Day Racial Equity & 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.
Participants were prompted daily with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experiences, and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, connect with one another, and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.
YWCA also facilitated conversation in the 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge Facebook group, where participants discussed the content and engaged with others taking the challenge.
If you weren't able to participate live, this is still an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. See the archives of the content below.
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 YWCA Greater Cleveland for inspiring this challenge. They, in turn, were inspired by Food Solutions New England — they were the first to adapt an exercise from Dr. Moore and Irving’s book into the interactive 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, which they launched in 2014.