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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!

 

WHAT INSPIRED YWCA’S 21 DAY CHALLENGE

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 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 the interactive 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, which they launched in 2014.

YWCA’S 21 DAY CHALLENGE CONTENT

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Day 1 – How to be Anti-Racist

Day 2 – Racism and the Women’s Suffrage Movement 

Day 3 – The History of Voter Suppression

Day 4 – Voter Suppression Today

Day 5 – The U.S. Census

Day 6 – School Segregation

Day 7 – What We Teach

Day 8 – School to Prison Pipeline

Day 9 – Teacher Impact

Day 10 – College

Day 11 – Policing

Day 12 – Racial Disparities in Incarceration

Day 13 – Incarceration in Virginia 

Day 14 – Women in Prison 

Day 15 – After Prison

Day 16 – Racism and Toxic Stress 

Day 17 – Maternal and Infant Mortality

Day 18 – Environmental Racism

Day 19 – Historical Racism and Bias in Medicine

Day 20 – Racism and Bias in Medicine Today

Day 21 – Advocacy in Action