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Racial Justice Challenge

2023 Racial Justice Challenge

YWCA is excited to announce the 2023 YWCA Racial Justice Challenge: April 17-May 15, 2023.

Previously known as the Stand Against Racism Challenge or 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge, the YWCA Racial Justice Challenge was developed by YWCA Greater Cleveland in 2019. YWCA USA is excited to be partnering again with YWCAs across the country to offer this unique virtual learning community to participants across the country.

The YWCA Racial Justice Challenge is 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. The Challenge works to foster personal reflection, encourage social responsibility, and motivate participants to identify and act on ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.

For four weeks, daily challenge activities (reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience, etc.) are posted in the Challenge app and website, allowing participants to connect with one another, discover how racial and social injustice impact our community, and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. Each week covers a different topic related to equity and social justice. Daily activities are not posted on the weekends.

This year’s topics are: Disability, Housing, Music, and Mental Health.

2022 Stand Against Racism Challenge

Each weekday April 4 – May 2, 2022, YWCA Cass Clay explored the topics of Homelessness and Housing, Gender-Based Violence, Film and Television, and Education via email.

In addition to weekly resources (articles, podcasts, videos, and more), discussion questions and action steps help continue the conversation with others in your workplace, community organization, family, or friend group.

2021 14-Day Equity Challenge

Each weekday November 1-28, 2021, YWCA Cass Clay shared resources via email on a variety of equity topics to those who signed up for the challenge.

YWCA Cass Clay’s 14-Day Equity Challenge was adapted from YWCAs across the country and designed to help community members easily and conveniently build more effective social justice habits – particularly around issues of race, privilege, power, and domestic violence.