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IT TAKES 21 DAYS TO FORM A HABIT
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WEEK 1: VOTING

TODAY'S CHALLENGE: HOW TO BE AN ANTI-RACIST

Before you get started, if you haven't done so already, please fill out this pre-event survey to set your intentions and share your goals for the challenge with us.  We also encourage you to refer to the Aspen Institute's structural racism glossary

We want to thank Food Solutions New England for inspiring this challenge. They were the first to adapt an exercise from Dr. Eddie Moore and Debby Irving’s book into the interactive 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, which they launched in 2014. 
The challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits and bring awareness to issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. This program was first adapted for YWCAs by YWCA Cleveland and is now being widely adapted and shared by YWCAs across the United States. We are particularly grateful to Lauren at YWCA of Central Virginia for her help with acquiring resources.
 
WE CHALLENGE YOU TO TAKE...
Watch this video that explains that, while race and racism have a real and significant impact on our lives, race is a social construct and one that has changed over time. None of the broad categories that come to mind when we talk about race can capture an individual’s unique story. For more information, read this article on how science and genetics are reshaping our understanding of race.
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Read this article defining Anti Racism and why the term is so powerful. If you are ready for a deep dive, you can listen to the podcast featuring historian Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to be An Antiracist.
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Watch this video about the difference between being non-racist and anti-racist. YWCA's 21 Day Challenge will encourage you and give you tools to be an anti-racist because it doesn't require that you always know the right thing to say or do in any given situation. It asks that you take action and work against racism wherever you find it including, and perhaps most especially, in yourself.
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VOTING WEEK ACTION ALERT

LEVEL 1: Take YWCA USA's pledge to participate in the upcoming US Census.

LEVEL 2:  Register to vote in the 2020 general election or assist someone else in registering.

LEVEL 3: Volunteer with Rock the Vote and help register new voters.
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