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 organized and hosted our first 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge in January 2021. We welcomed 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. Check out the blog post by Averyl Edwards to learn how it went
What is the Racial Equity Challenge? 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.
We just launched our June 2021 Challenge.
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. Registration is closed for the June challenge BUT if you missed it and would like to sign up for our next one, please email Averyl Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list. We will be running the challenge again in a few months.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please email Allison De Marco at email@example.com