day 21: take action in wny
Congratulations on completing the Western New York 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge! Thousands throughout WNY have taken part in the Challenge and we are incredibly thankful to have you join us on this journey as we move forward in learning and reflecting on topics of equity. It is said that it takes 21 days to form a habit. When we began this challenge our goal was to provide tools and resources to learn and take action to support a more racially just community. We know these conversations and the feelings they evoke are not always easy, but making space for brave and vulnerable dialogue is one of many steps we can take toward achieving equity in Western New York and across the world. We challenge each of you to share a reflection on your experience with a family member, friend, or co-worker to continue the momentum from this challenge.
Today’s challenge is all about not only continuing these conversations but turning conversations into actions that address the issues we’ve discussed during the past 21 days. Like the rest of the Challenge, the activities below are by no means comprehensive and we encourage you to continue to take actions that will help lead to a more equitable community.
Lookup who your federal, state and local elected officials are and continue to contact them to tell them to support anti-racism and anti-poverty policies that will lead to racial equity. Tip: Ask your representatives to meet in-person.
Sign up for an equality-focused volunteer opportunity through VolunteerWNY.
Help to remove the racial wealth gap by supporting Black owned businesses throughout WNY.
Expand on what you’ve learned during this Challenge by signing up for a Racial Equity Impact Analysis Training.
Explore Diversity and Inclusion initiatives for the workforce offered by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.
Use this link to open and save all of the 21 Day Challenge Content
Share with friends and family that you have completed the Challenge by grabbing this 21 Day Challenge social media badge.
We would appreciate your input so we can learn about your experience with the WNY 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge. We ask that you take two to three minutes to complete a brief survey. Your answers will remain anonymous and confidential.