YWCA of Central Virginia is proud to join with YWCA Richmond (Richmond, VA) and YWCA South Hampton Roads (Norfolk, VA) to launch the 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge across the Commonwealth on July 1, 2020.
Virginia’s YWCAs recognize that there is an increased awareness about racial equity and social justice during this time. With our collective mission to eliminate racism and empower women, we act together to provide our neighbors and friends with the opportunity to engage in 21 days of learning, education, and reflection.
WHAT IS THE 21 DAY RACIAL EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE CHALLENGE?
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.
You will be presented with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience and more. 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 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 will join us on this journey and we can’t wait to get started!
WHAT INSPIRED YWCA’S 21 DAY CHALLENGE
YWCA of Central Virginia would like to extend our sincere thanks to YWCA of Cleveland for providing us with this wonderful tool. Their challenge was originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and Debby Irving and has been adapted by many organizations across the country. 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.
YWCA of Cleveland extends their thanks to Food Solutions New England for inspiring this challenge. They were the first to adapt an exercise from Dr. Eddie Moore and Debby Irving’s book into the interactive 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, which they launched in 2014.