Racial Equity Challenge

Beginning September 30, 2020

What is the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge?

You will engage with one resource each day for 21 days that will help further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression and equity.  We’re using a Facebook group to foster conversation among the participants and access the various tools available for reading, watching, and listening throughout the weeks together.  Cheryl Sutton is facilitating the challenge, which will begin with a zoom call on September 30th at 8 p.m.  Cheryl will host a wrap up on October 21st at 8 p.m. for participants to reflect upon their learnings and discuss next steps.  **If you are unable to participate in zoom calls, participants can be active and participate in the 21-Day Challenge via the Facebook group.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (Registration is required to join the Facebook group and participate in Zoom calls.)

Resources and Weekly Guides

Resources for choosing your individual engagement each week:

Use this tool to track your engagement with the challenge.  You are encouraged to use some of each from the categories provided.  Following, you will journal and reflect each day.  We will provide two “assigned” resources for each week to have some common language in discussions.  The other five days you will choose your way to engage the challenge.

Week One: September 30-October 6

  1. Assigned reading: White Fragility
  2. Assigned video: Implicit Bias: Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism
  3. Choose 5 other ways to engage from the resources provided in the links above.
  4. Pray with God about the places and emotions that are challenging you and for those you are learning about whose lives are different than yours.
  5. Meet us on zoom at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30th for our kickoff call and then participate in the Facebook discussion group throughout the week.

Week Two: October 7-13

  1. Assigned listening: A Poem for My White Friends: I Didn’t Tell You
  2. Assigned exercise: Who is filling what kinds of jobs/social roles in your world?  (e.g. Who’s the store manager and who’s stocking the shelves?  Who’s waiting on tables and who’s busing the food?)  Can you correlate any of this to racial identity?
  3. Choose 5 other ways to engage from the resources provided in the links above.
  4. Pray with God about the places and emotions that are challenging you and for those you are learning about whose lives are different than yours.
  5. Participate in the Facebook discussion group throughout the week.

Week Three: October 14-21

  1. Assigned reading:  White mom to racists: ‘Don’t use my child to further your hate-filled ignorance’
  2. Assigned reading: The Guide to Allyship
  3. Choose 5 other ways to engage from the resources provided in the links above.
  4. Pray with God about the places and emotions that are challenging you and for those you are learning about whose lives are different than yours.
  5. Participate in the Facebook discussion group throughout the week and meet us on zoom at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21st for final reflections and next steps.