YWCAs Throughout Virginia Announce the Second Annual State-Wide Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge
On March 1st, YWCA of Central Virginia along with YWCA Richmond and YWCA South Hampton Roads will launched the second, state-wide YWCA 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge as part of a greater national campaign. The 21 Day Challenge is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. Participants will be provided with curated articles, podcasts, reflection activities, and more. Emails began going out Monday, March 1st and continued (Monday – Friday) through March 29th. If you missed it, registration for the challenge catalog is available at www.ywcacva.org/what-we-are-doing/lyhchallenge/ .
In July 2020, over 3,000 people signed up to participate in the challenge across the Commonwealth. The 21 Day Challenge is designed to foster greater awareness and challenge participants to confront their own understandings and take action toward advancing racial equity in Virginia. YWCAs across the nation participated by sharing all-new content with their communities. More than 500 people participated in this year’s challenge!
Taking part in an activity like this helps participants discover how racial inequity and social injustice impact our community directly, connect with others, and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. This year’s topics included reparations, sports, gender-based violence, and environmental justice.
YWCA will also facilitated conversation in the 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge Facebook group, where YWCA Richmond, South Hampton Roads, and Central Virginia participants discussed the content and engaged with others in Virginia taking the challenge.
Catch up on the Challenge here.