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Save the Date! Challenge Workbook Available January 2022

About the 21-Day Challenge

The 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice 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. 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 world. Dr. Moore is director of the Privilege Institute in Green Bay, Wis., and 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 our 21-Day Challenges in partnership with Dr. Moore. We also want to thank YWCA Greater Cleveland for inspiring our challenge. They, in turn, were inspired by Food Solutions New England — they were the first to adapt an exercise from Dr. Moore and Irving’s book into the interactive 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, which they launched in 2014.

YWCA Dayton held its first 21-Day Challenge in 2019; since then, more than 8,000 people have participated in four different iterations. Knowing that education that empowers and informs is an important part of building a strong community, YW received a grant to also host a youth edition of the Challenge, featuring prompts that are both age-appropriate and reflect timely conversations. This edition is a self-guided workbook that is free for educators and caregivers to download. It will be made available in January 2022.

Participants are prompted with daily video challenges that help them discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, connect with one another, and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination going forward. This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. Begin any time, and work at your own pace.

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