Racial Equity Challenge

Beginning June 8, 2020

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

Participants will engage with one resource each day for 21 days that will help further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression and equity.  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 our gatherings.  The other five days you will choose your way to engage the challenge.  Then, join us at the virtual “table” on zoom  Sunday June 14 and June 28 at 4 p.m. for a conversation.

**To participate in Zoom calls, you must email Kristen Surratt (Kristen@fumcbelmont.org) for link and password.

Resources for choosing your individual engagement each week:

Week One: June 8-14

  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 4 p.m. Sunday June 14 for a conversation. **To participate in Zoom calls, you must email Kristen Surratt (Kristen@fumcbelmont.org) for link and password.

Week Two: June 15-21

  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.

Week Three: June 22-28

  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. Meet us on zoom at 4 p.m. Sunday June 28 for a conversation and final reflections.  **To participate in Zoom calls, you must email Kristen Surratt (Kristen@fumcbelmont.org) for link and password.