Until Justice Just Is
Join YWCA Dayton and take our 21-day email challenge. Pledge to take action against racism.
Building a new habit takes practice. Making social justice a habit takes a particular kind of practice.
YWCA Dayton invites the community to practice building new social justice habits this year by joining the our 6th annual 21-Day Challenge. The Until Justice Just Is racial and social justice challenge invites participants to reflect, learn, and build new habits through a 21-day email series.
The Until Justice Just Is challenge (formally known as the Stand Against Racism Challenge) starts April 6. This year’s curriculum will prompt participants with daily challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experiences, and more.
Individuals can sign up below. YWCA Dayton is also encouraging businesses and organizations pledge to take the challenge and encourage their staff to participate in Until Justice Just Is. Participating businesses can email firstname.lastname@example.org to let YW know they are joining the challenge and to have their business name displayed on our website on our list of partners that have taken the pledge.
Join us as we rally alongside our YWCA sisters across the nation.
Until the land of the free is free of racism.
Until the home of the brave is brave enough to change.
Until “by the people” and “for the people” means doing right by ALL the people.
Until Justice Just Is.
Thank you to our 2023 Challenge ambassadors!
About the 21-Day Challenge
Previously known as the Stand Against Racism Challenge, it 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). 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 @ywcadayton across all social platforms, and Dr. Moore’s 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge page on Facebook.
We also want to thank YWCA Greater Cleveland for inspiring this 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.
Participants will be prompted daily with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experiences, and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us to 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.
This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. We hope you’ll join us and accept this challenge. Our next edition of the Challenge begins on Thursday, April 6, and continues weekdays through April 27.
On Day 1, you will receive an introductory email explaining the purpose of the challenge and your Challenge Reflection Log – a tool to ensure you are taking full advantage of what the challenge has to offer. Follow the conversation using #YWCAEquityChallenge and #UntilJusticeJustIs.
2021 Challenge Participant
About Until Justice Just Is
Until Justice Just Is is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. This campaign is one part of our larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism.
21 Day Challenge FAQ
Starting on April 6, expect to receive daily emails containing your challenge prompts. (NOTE: You must sign up prior to 5 p.m. the night before to receive the next day’s Challenge email. You only need to sign up once, and you will then receive all following emails.) Emails are sent on weekdays.
Tell others you’re participating and engage with other participants in the challenge by sharing your reflections on social media using the hashtags #YWCAEquityChallenge and #UnitlJusticeJustIs. You can also join the Challenge Facebook group.
We also encourage participants to send us their thoughts at email@example.com to share on our blog.
And, we’ll be hosting virtual Challenge Meetups to unpack Challenge themes, discuss prompts, etc. throughout the Challenge. Stay tuned for further details once the Challenge begins.
First, check your SPAM folder(s) and do a keyword search of your inbox to make sure messages didn’t land in a hidden spot. Emails are sent FROM: YWCA Dayton <firstname.lastname@example.org> and the subject lines begin with the corresponding day of the Challenge (i.e., Day 1, Day 2, etc.).
Still looking? Contact us at email@example.com or 937-461-5550 x121 and we will help troubleshoot.
Yes! You can sign up at any point during the Challenge and will receive emails from the point of signup and onward.
Participating in the Challenge previously is not a prerequisite for participating this time. New to the Challenge? Welcome. We think you will find it a transformative experience. Back for a second, third, or fourth time? While you might recognize some of the themes or resources from your previous Challenges, the content is continually changing and being updated — especially for the moment we’re currently in — so you’re sure to learn something new.