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YWCA Cass Clay’s 14-Day Equity Challenge

The Equity Challenge was originally developed 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 world. Dr. Moore is director of the Privilege Institute in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and created the Challenge to not only help people better understand issues surrounding equity, inclusion, privilege, and leadership, but also to do so in a way that would build a habit of learning by stretching it over multiple days.

YWCA Cass Clay’s 14-Day Equity Challenge was adapted from YWCAs across the country by YWCA Cass Clay and was designed to help community members easily and conveniently build more effective social justice habits, particularly around issues of race, privilege, power, and domestic violence. We want to thank YWCA Spokane, YWCA Dayton, YWCA Boston, and YWCA Greater Cleveland for inspiring this challenge.

We’re excited to invite you to this opportunity to dive deeper into racial equity and social justice and is accessible to anyone interested in learning more and examining these issues in our own community.

As you engage in the various activities over the next 14 days, be sure to tag, comment, and follow @ywcacassclay across all social platforms, and Dr. Moore’s 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge page on Facebook. Thank you for accepting this challenge!


How it works

Participants will be prompted daily with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experiences, and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, connect with one another, and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.

On November 1, you will receive the Day 1 email to kick off the challenge. If you join the challenge after November 1, your email prompts will start on the day after you sign up and you can access previous days right here! Share your thoughts, reflections, and join the conversation more broadly using #YWCAEquityChallenge.


14-Day Challenge FAQ

Starting on November 1, expect to receive one email each weekday morning containing your challenge prompts. (NOTE: You must sign up prior to 5 p.m. the night before to receive the next day’s Challenge email. You only need to sign up once, and you will then receive all remaining emails.)
First, check your SPAM folder(s) and do a keyword search of your inbox to make sure messages didn’t land in a hidden spot. Emails are sent FROM: YWCA Cass Clay and the subject lines begin with the corresponding day of the Challenge (i.e., Day 1, Day 2, etc.). Still looking? Contact Allison at info@ywcacassclay.org or 701-232-2547 and we will help troubleshoot.
Yes! You can sign up at any point during the Challenge and will receive emails from the point of signup and onward.
Yes! Each day's email unlocks content that will live on our website at ywcacassclay.org/racial-justice/equitychallenge2021 for future reference and learning.
Tell others you’re participating and engage with other participants in the challenge by sharing your reflections on social media using the hashtags #YWCAEquityChallenge. We also encourage participants to send us their thoughts at info@ywcacassclay.org to share on social media.