WHAT IS THE STAND AGAINST RACISM CHALLENGE
Formerly known as the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, the Stand Against Racism Challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with race, power, privilege, and leadership.
YWCA’s Stand Against Racism is our FREE 21-day community-wide challenge — part of a national movement to end racial inequities. It is South Florida’s largest collective learning experience. Your support will bring this purposeful program to life and show your commitment to making South Florida the country’s most inclusive and equitable place to live.
Based on the premise that it takes 21 days to build a habit, YWCA has structured the initiative as a 21-day virtual learning challenge called Stand Against Racism (SAR). The purpose of the experience is to help individuals and businesses develop more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with race, power, and leadership. YWCA’s platform creates a safe space each day for South Floridians to learn, grow, listen and discuss the deep-seated issues of systemic racism and inequities plaguing communities of color.
Whether this is your first step toward racial equity or you are a social justice expert, this year’s Stand Against Racism Challenge, held April 4-May 2, 2022, is full of new, actionable steps to end racial inequities in our communities.
HOW THE CHALLENGE WORKS
Once registered, the participant will receive an email with links to download the challenge app along with more information.
When the challenge starts on April 4. 2022, participants will download the Stand Against Racism App for their phone/tablet or log into the challenge website and are then presented with 21 days of impactful challenges such as:
• reading an article
• listening to a podcast
• reflecting on personal experience and more
The challenge is structured around four themed weeks. Participants will receive content each day over the 21-day period.
Week 1: The Power of Film & TV
Week 2: The Importance of Living Wage
Week 3: Understanding Reproductive Justice
Week 4: What is Critical Race Theory?
New content is delivered right to your phone or email each day (except weekends) and will include ideas to move forward and take action. Our private Facebook group offers a space to reflect, share, and interact with others in a safe and respectful forum.
Participation in an activity like this helps us discover how racial injustice and social justice impact our community, connect and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.
This challenge is not about changing beliefs but learning ways to change systems that leave groups of people behind. Together, we can find common ground to be good citizens who care for one another and our community.
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LAST YEAR’S IMPACT
30,000 past participants across the country have joined past Stand Against Racism Challenges.
143 South Florida businesses joined us last year, solidifying this is South Florida’s largest collective learning experience.
SPREAD THE WORD
We have seen countless examples of continued racism in our country that rightfully create an outcry for justice. We will not rest, 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 your commitment to justice by posting one of our Stand Against Racism Challenge images using the hashtag #YWCAEquityChallenge, #UntilJusticeJustIs and tag @YWCASouthFL.
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS
YWCA South Florida’s Stand Against Racism Challenge is made possible through our partners’ financial commitment, making this possible for the community to participate free of charge.
Thank you for standing up for equity early in this journey ahead.
WEEKLY CHALLENGE SPONSOR
If your business is ready to commit to eliminating racism and would like to join the
Stand Against Racism Challenge or would like more information about custom partnership opportunities, please contact Matisse Ventura Bruer: firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
WHO HAVE ALREADY COMMITTED TO THE 2022
STAND AGAINST RACISM CHALLENGE
Alvarez & Diaz-Silveira LLP
Americans for Immigrant Justice
Bank of America
The Beacon Council
Berkowitz Pollack Brant
BEST Pet Mom
Children’s Services Council Palm Beach
The Children’s Trust Miami
The City of Fort Lauderdale
The City of Miami
Florida Foster Care Review
The Florida Panthers
Girl Power Rocks
Girls Inc. of Greater Miami
Health Foundation of South Florida
Hispanic Unity Fund
Holland & Knight
Holland and Knight
Jack & Jill Center
LEAP for Ladies
Miami Dade College
The Miami Dolphins
The Miami Foundation
The Miami HEAT
Overtown Youth Center
PACE Center for Girls
Red Cross of South Florida
Sadie BOOtiques, LLC
Savvy Glass Art
Social Impact Movement (SIM) Miami
South Florida People of Color
The Urban League
United Way Broward
United Way Miami
The Write Design 4 U
Women’s Foundation FL
Women’s Fund Miami-Dade