21 DAYS. KNOWLEDGE. GROWTH. UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES.
WHAT IS THE 21 DAY RACIAL EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE CHALLENGE?
From February 15 through March 15, YWCA South Florida is hosting the 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge as a way to begin the journey with education, and encourage discussion, action, and change in our community.
The 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge is based on the notion that it takes 21 days to change a habit. It was introduced in 2019 by YWCA Cleveland and their impact and success with the campaign have become a model for YWCA’s nationwide.
We successfully launched our 2020 Challenge last year with over 4500 participants. We are honored to bring the Challenge back to South Florida as a way to encourage discussion, action, and change in our community.
This year, with the help of our sponsor Univision 23, we will also be launching 21 Dias de Acción for our Spanish speaking community.
HOW THE CHALLENGE WORKS
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 are presented with daily challenges via email that invites them to choose one of three options such as:
- Reading an article
- Watching a video
- Reflecting on personal experience
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 actionable ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.
This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice and to set the stage for moving forward with an actionable change that helps fulfill YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women.
The 21-Day Equity Challenge was created by Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. (#BlackMind) and co-developed with Debby Irving, and Dr. Marguerite Penick (#DiverseSolutions). The plan has been adopted by Organizations, Associations and Corporations all over the nation/world. Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. is the Director of the Privilege Institute in Green Bay, WI. Dr. Moore created the Challenge to not only help people better understand issues surrounding equity, inclusion, privilege, leadership and supremacy, but also to do so in a way that would build a habit of learning by stretching it over 21 days. We are excited to be offering you this 21-Day Challenge in partnership with Dr. Moore. As you engage in the various activities over the next 21 days, be sure to tag, comment, and follow (1) 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge | Facebook
Spread the Word
In these last 9 months, we have seen countless examples of continued racism in our country that rightfully create an outcry for justice. We will not let the fire sizzle and we will continue to talk about these issues Until Justice Just Is. But we need your help!
Help us continue the fight for racial and social justice and keep the momentum going by sharing on social media, and with friends and family. Share you commitment to justice by posting one of our 21-Day Challenge images using the hashtag #YWCAEquityChallenge, #UntilJusticeJustIs and tag @YWCASouthFL.
Simply click the image to enlarge and then right click to save to your computer, or click here to access a download folder.
YWCA South Florida’s 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge was made possible through the financial commitment of our partners Univision Miami, Kaufman Rossin, FPL and BankUnited, making this possible for the community to participate free of charge.
Thank you for standing up for equity early in this journey ahead.
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