WHAT IS THE 21 DAY RACIAL EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE CHALLENGE?
The challenge is a free tool 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 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!
REGISTER FOR THE 2021 21-DAY CHALLENGE TODAY
We are excited to announce the 2021 21-Day Challenge for Racial Equity and Social Justice will launch Monday, March 1st, and run Monday through Friday, ending on March 29th. 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. Register for the challenge today!
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, including YWCA Cleveland, who inspired YWCA Northwest Ohio’s original challenge last year.
21 Day Challenge FAQ
You will receive an introductory email explaining the purpose of the challenge along with your Challenge Reflection Log – a tool to ensure you are taking full advantage of what the challenge has to offer.
Beginning March 1, expect to receive daily emails at 8:30 a.m. containing your challenge prompts. (You only need to sign up once, and you will then receive all following emails).
There are two options:
- Have each person in your group register separately, and we will send them the daily emails.
- Provide a spreadsheet of everyone participating in your group to be registered and receive the daily emails from us.
**It is preferable that everyone is registered separately so that you are able to participate fully through the platform that is being used nationwide for the Challenge.
Yes! Please contact Alexii Collins, Racial Justice Director, at email@example.com for social media graphics and material.
- You will have opportunities to engage with others on the 21 Day Challenge webiste.
- You can join our Facebook Group to join in on the discussions. You can also share your reflections on social media using the hashtags #YWCAEquityChallenge and #ABetterWayABetterDAY.
- There will be a Virtual Community Discussion at the end of the Challenge that we encourage you to attend.
- Companies, organizations, churches, and groups can hold weekly events to discuss and reflect on the week’s challenges (a discussion guide will be provided).
Participating in the Challenge previously is not a prerequisite for participating this time. New to the Challenge? Welcome. We think you will find it a transformative experience. The content is continually changing and being updated — especially for the moment we’re currently in — so you’re sure to learn something new.
Yes! You can sign up at any point during the Challenge and will receive emails from the point of signup and onward.
You can contact Alexii Collins, Racial Justice Director, with questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizations, companies, schools, churches, groups, and individuals that complete the Challenge will have the opportunity to be recognized as Challenge Champions on our webpage and social media. Please provide your logo to email@example.com.