May 15th, 2023, the Racial Justice Challenge is a 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. By encouraging personal reflection and social responsibility, it is YWCA’s hope that participants will be moved to act. Registration to participate is now open.
Formerly known as the Stand Against Racism Challenge and 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge developed by YWCA Greater Cleveland, the national network is proud to return for its 5th year of the program. Available as a web and phone app platform, the 2023 YWCA Racial Justice Challenge will present daily activities allowing participants to discover how racial justice and social injustice impact their communities, connect with one another, and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. Weekly topics include disability, housing, mental health, and a special music topic in collaboration with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
“The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has actively participated in the YWCA’s annual challenges for the past two years. Their direct approach to racial justice has had a strong impact on our staff and overall culture. We are honored to contribute compelling content to this year’s curriculum and work to create positive change in the social justice space,” said Greg Harris, President & CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
YWCA wants to thank and acknowledge Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., Debby Irving, and Dr. Marguerite Penick for their leadership in the field of racial equity as exhibited in their 21-Day Racial Equity and Habit Building Challenge and the movement they helped to initiate. YWCA’s content is independently designed, written, and curated by staff as part of YWCA’s racial equity and social justice programs offered to the community.
Register to participate in the Racial Justice Challenge by visiting justice.ywca.org or downloading the app on the App Store or Google Play.