The 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community.
This series takes participants on a 21-day journey of learning and self-discovery that aims to develop more effective social justice habits around issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. Community members can participate as individuals or as a part of a workplace, place of worship, professional association, or more. Participation is free.
This is a self-paced course, access one a day for 21 days or all 21 days at once! Each 'day' provides an explanation of the day’s racial equity-related topic, and links to educational content like videos, articles, podcasts, and more. Each activity only takes 10-15 minutes.
Over 60 local community partners proposed, vetted, and selected the content that will be used in this regional Challenge.
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CHALLENGE DAILY TOPICS
Pre-Challenge: What to Expect
Day 1: Race and Equity
Day 2: Exploring Bias
Day 3: The Meaning Of Privilege
Day 4: Talking About Race
Day 5: Levels of Racism
Day 6: Trauma to Healing
Day 7: White Fragility
Day 8: Opportunity and Segregation in Western New York
Day 9: Housing Inequity
Day 10: The Racial Wealth Gap
Day 11: How Race Affects Your Health
Day 12: Racial Disparities in Birth Outcomes
Day 13: Early Childhood
Day 14: Education and School-Aged Children
Day 15: Immigrants and Refugees
Day 16: Equity and The LGBTQI+ Community
Day 17: Building a Race Equity Culture
Day 18: Being an Ally
Day 19: Tools for the Racial Equity Change Process
Day 20: Final Reflections
Day 21: Take Action in WNY
Are you leading the Challenge at your workplace or looking for more information? Visit the Equity Toolkit for articles to support conversations on race and equity, a sample email for your colleagues, a Challenge FAQ and more.
Over 60 community partners proposed, vetted, and selected the content that will be used in our regional Challenge. See the full list here.
Thank you to our dedicated sponsors who make the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge possible.