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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!

ABOUT THE 21-DAY CHALLENGE

Originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and Debby Irving, this 21-Day Challenge has been adopted by organizations across the country. It 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 adopt an exercise from Dr. Moore and Irving’s book into the interactive 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, which they launched in 2014. We also want to thank YWCA Greater Cleveland for generously allowing us to adapt their challenge for our local association.

Anyone can take part in the YWCA 21-Day Challenge. Participation in an activity like this helps us connect with one another, discover how racial inequity and social injustice impact our community and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.

Participants will be 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 discover how racial and social injustices impact our community, motivates us to connect with one another, and inspires us 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’ll join us and accept this challenge.

It is said that it takes 21 days to form a habit. YWCA High Point will kick-off our 21-Day Challenge on October 6, 2020. Participants will receive an email Monday – Friday for 21-days with that day’s challenge. The challenge will wrap-up on Election Day, November 3.

If you can’t stay on schedule, no worries! All content will be accessible after it is released.

Once complete, we’ll share feedback through an exit survey.

YWCA High Point is hosting the 21-Day Challenge in the Triad to further our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We have been doing this work for 100 years.

Engage with other participants in the challenge by sharing your reflections on social media using the hashtag #YWCAEquityChallenge. You can also join the monitored 21-Day Challenge Facebook Group.

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