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
- Listening to a podcast
- 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.
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.
Social Justice Champion
Social Justice Heroes