Our team at the Jordan Institute for Families in partnership with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the UNC School of Social Work is organizing and hosting a 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. We welcome participants from across our community. We would like to thank Dr. Eddie Moore, who created the 21-Day Challenge, and the Washtenaw County United Way, whose Challenge we have used as a model and adapted to highlight racial inequity and our related policy priorities in our context.
For 21 days, we invite you to do one action daily to deepen your understanding of power, privilege, oppression, and racial equity. Being committed to anti-racism work is about deep self-reflection, learning new things, and building new habits. Setting our intentions and adjusting what we spend our time doing is essential. The plan for the 21-Day Challenge is to provide our community with a daily, curated set of readings/podcasts/videos via email to deepen our understanding of racism and white supremacy and build our community together. We’ll be able to track our work with an individual tracking log, provide ideas for action, and engage with each other through discussion forums and even live, virtual meetings.
Participation is open to anyone – for our first challenge we are particularly encouraging faculty and staff to consider joining us.
Our first challenge will begin on January 4th and wrap up on January 28th. We can’t think of a more important way to start 2021.
Signing up for the Challenge today will give you access to our tools and discussion forum along with daily emails to guide you along the way. The Challenge is open to anyone who is interested in doing the hard work of combating white supremacy, so please share the link with friends and colleagues who might be interested. There is no cost to participate. Register here.
Track your participation!
You can track your daily participation using this individual log.
Access the Discussion Forum!
We will use the Sakai platform for our discussion forum. Once you register you will be added to our Sakai site. There will be a thread for each day posted along with the daily reflection (which will also be emailed). You can learn how to reply to a forum post here. There is a lot more info on forums here.
If you have any questions, please email Allison De Marco at email@example.com
Click here to register!
How do I log into Sakai?
Go to https://sakai.unc.edu
Onyen users (UNC): Click on the Onyen Log In button and enter your Onyen and Password. Onyen users may be added to course sites automatically or manually.
Non-Onyen users (outside UNC): Click on the Non-Onyen Log In button and enter your non-Onyen username (the email address used to create the account) and password. You will need to register for the challenge first so the moderator (Allison De Marco) knows to open your access to the site.