STAND AGAINST RACISM CHALLENGE: APRIL 4, 2022 – MAY 2, 2022
We are very excited to announce the national launch of the Stand Against Racism Challenge: A Virtual Community of Growth. Previously known as the 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge, this is the same program developed by YWCA Greater Cleveland and brought to our community by the YWCA of Northwest Ohio with all new content and activities for 2022.
WHAT IS THE STAND AGAINST RACISM CHALLENGE?
The Stand Against Racism Challenge is a free virtual learning tool designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, equity, and leadership. Participants will be presented with 21 days of impactful challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, watching a video, completing weekly action steps, competing for prizes, and more in the YWCA Stand Against Racism Challenge app or web platform.
Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial and social injustice impact our community, connect with one another, and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.
See below for frequently asked questions.
If you would like your company, organization, or group to participate in the SAR Challenge, become a Challenge Champion, or receive marketing tools, please contact email@example.com.
2021 CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS
Thank you to everyone who participated in the YWCA of Northwest Ohio Challenge last year. Over 1,750 people signed up for the Challenge, and nearly 100 companies and organizations participated. See our Challenge Champions below.
Since we launched in 2019, YWCA has had over 30,000 participants across the country take the challenge and reached 2,600 unique ZIP codes.
HONORING THE WORK
We would like to thank and acknowledge Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., Debby Irving, and Dr. Marguerite Penick for their leadership in the field of racial equity as exhibited in their 21 Day Racial Equity and Habit Building Challenge and the movement they helped to initiate. YWCA’s content is independently designed, written, and curated as part of racial equity and social justice programs offered to the community.
You have the option to choose the Stand Against Racism app or website to complete challenges and engage. We will send you instructions and links for both.
We will also send you a daily email (Monday – Friday) as a reminder to complete the challenges and to inform you of the topic of the day.
There are several ways to engage!
- Start chats and/or chat with others on the activity feeds
- Earn badges and rewards for your level of engagement
- Participate in the weekly virtual discussions
- Complete the weekly surveys
- Complete the weekly action steps
- Join the Racial Justice Facebook Group
Everyone must be registered separately to receive their unique links. If you would like to participate as a company, organization, or group you can:
- Contact the Racial Justice Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for a marketing toolkit to send out to and share with your network.
- Ensure each participant registers at https://www.ywcachallenge.org/profile/23770
- Request a registration spreadsheet to complete with everyone who plans to participate (each participant must be registered separately to receive their unique links)
- Send your logo to email@example.com to be included on the 2022 Challenge Champion Wall.
Yes! You can sign up to participate anytime throughout the Challenge. You will gain access to all the previous materials on the website or app, and receive the daily reminders and topics moving forward.
Please keep in mind that we have a limited amount of spaces available, so please register as soon as possible.
Yes, the 2022 Challenge features all-new material. This year’s topics are highly relevant to current issues we face today while also providing participants with a contextual history of each topic.
- Week 1: Law & Policy
- Week 2: Health Disparities
- Week 3: Economics
- Week 4: Film & Media
This year participants can join the Challenge through a mobile app. We also plan to hold weekly discussions to engage you even further! You can also earn prizes for top engagement.
Yes! While the goal of the Stand Against Racism Challenge is to create a daily habit to view the world through a racial justice and equity lens, we realize that you’re busy. You can always catch up on weekends. We just ask that you complete the entire Challenge. Please stay with us!
Also remember, you DO NOT have to complete EVERY item in the daily challenges. It’s your choice. You can complete a daily challenge in 5 minutes or less (in most cases).
Thank you for participating in the 2022 Stand Against Racism Challenge. You are crucial to our mission of Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women!