In 2021, we embarked on a journey to broaden our knowledge about racial equity in our community. The 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge was a huge success. With over 600 people participating in the community the comments ranged from "very educational" to "thank you". We had 2 individuals who expressed their fear and unhappiness about the challenge. That was to be expected and we are glad they took the time to share their feelings.
The 21-Day Challenge was not supposed to be about "feeling good". It is about creating open and safe dialogue and self-education.
We aspired to inspire discussion, action and change in our community. It is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly issues dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. The daily prompts help to raise your awareness, possibly change your understanding and/or shift the way you think and behave.
Participation in the 21-Day Challenge helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and identify actionable ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.
For 21 days, participants receive an email "prompt" with a short reading, video or audio file. Participants are encouraged to take about 10 to 15 minutes each day with the material in the prompt, though extra resources are provided in case they want to dig further into the day's topic.
We were pleasantly surprised to be featured in a few local media channels. All in support of what our mission and goals were to create a more unified community through education and dialogue.
"It is in your hands to make a better world for all." -Nelson Mandela
Meet the people and the organizations who came together to organize this experience. We are better and stronger together.