YWCA’s 2022 Stand Against Racism Challenge
YWCA Central Virginia is proud to join with YWCA South Hampton Roads (Norfolk, VA) and more than 50 other YWCA’s from across the country to Eliminate Racism.
In April 2022, YWCA will launch this year’s Stand Against Racism Challenge (formerly the “21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge”). The challenge will begin on Monday, April 4th and continue (Monday – Friday) for 21 days.
YWCA Central Virginia, as well as YWCAs as a whole, recognize that there is an increased awareness about racial equity and social justice over the past few years. 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 STAND AGAINST RACISM CHALLENGE?
Launching April 4th, The Stand Against Racism Challenge is virtual learning tool 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.
Participants will download the Stand Against Racism App for their phone/tablet or log into the challenge website and are then presented with 21 days of impactful 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.
Over 30,000 people from 1,800 zip codes across the country took the challenge in 2020 (double in 2021) and it has proven a powerful tool for companies, municipalities, non-profits, and religious institutions to begin to implement real equitable change. YWCA Central Virginia is proud to participate in the event again this year and to encourage our community to examine how structural racism and bias impact each of our lives.
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 SAR CHALLENGE
YWCA Central Virginia would like to extend our sincere thanks to YWCA of Cleveland for providing us with this wonderful tool and curating this national effort.
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 nation/world. Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. is the Director of the Privilege Institute in Green Bay, WI. Dr. 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 (1) 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge | Facebook
LET’S GET SOCIAL!
During this challenge, we are asking participants to create social media posts using the downloadable templates below. Don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtags – #standagainstracism and #ywcacva
To download, right click on the picture and press “save as.”