The Yakima YWCA is starting a 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge in the community on March 1. The challenge is part of a national movement to get people to think about ways to battle racism. Officials with the Yakima YWCA say the challenge will require people to take action in their own lives to examine racial equity.
Those involved in the challenge will receive emails every day encouraging them to read an article, listen to a podcast, watch a video or reflect on personal experiences. Yakima YWCA officials say each action is "designed to foster greater understanding and awareness and challenge participants to confront their own understandings and to take action towards the advancement of racial equity."
They say being a part of the challenge by reading, watching, listening and reflecting will create a better understanding and push those involved to "confront their own understandings and to take action towards the advancement of racial equity." The challenge will begin on Monday, March 1 and continue until Monday, March 29.
During the 2020 YWCA challenge over 30,000 people from 1,800 zip codes across the country took part in the challenge.
You can register today at ywcayakima.org.
"YWCA’s challenge was inspired by Food Solutions New England. They were the first to adapt an exercise from Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and Debby Irving’s book into the interactive 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. 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."