Register: CA4Health’s 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge
Capacity Building & Leadership
Health Education & Promotion
Racial Equity & Social Justice 21-Day Challenge
June 6th, 2022 – June 27th, 2022
The CA4Health 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge is designed to support learning, analyzing, and reflecting more about racial equity and examining these issues in our own communities. It provides daily challenges (approximately 30 minutes a day for 21 days), such as reading an article, watching a video, reflecting on personal experiences and more—helping participants discover how racial, social, and environmental injustices impact our community, connect with one another, and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.Register here
What is the 21-Day challenge?
CA4Health challenges you to make daily time and space to build more effective social justice habits—particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege and leadership—for 21 days.
Participants who have signed up for this challenge will receive daily tasks via email to help foster their understanding and awareness, including activities such as reading an article, watching a video, and reflecting on a personal experience.
Participation in an activity like our 21-Day Challenge helps us to discover how racial inequity and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.
"It helped me give myself permission to make mistakes and be courageous enough to look in the mirror and keep learning more and doing better."
In June 2020, PHI’s CA4Health program launched its first Racial Equity & Social Justice 21-Day Challenge. More than 450 people participated, and about 40 joined weekly discussion sessions for additional sharing and learning. Some participants also worked within their organizations to host and facilitate their own discussion groups. Find out what they learned and how they are using it now.
How do I know if I am up for the challenge?
This challenge was created to be for anyone interested in learning, analyzing, and reflecting more about racial equity and examining these issues in our own communities—whether you consider yourself an ally, advocate, or an interested community member. This challenge is for you.
Note: Most of these videos have a closed caption option, but we don’t currently have the capacity to offer transcription or sign language during the optional, live discussion groups. Please contact us with any questions.
What is racial equity?
It is both an outcome and a process. As a process, we apply racial equity to policies, systems, structures and institutions by analyzing data so we can identify, uncover and remove barriers that produce disparate (unfavorable) outcomes based on race. As an outcome, racial equity is the condition that would be achieved if one’s racial identity no longer predicted, in a statistical sense, how one fares in society.
Why should a group or team at my organization do the Challenge?
We think the Challenge is one of the most powerful interventions an organization can do to build community and create an inclusive culture. The Challenge can lead to transformative results, including:
- Building new, positive habits that can change ourselves, our teams, our organizations and our communities.
- Taking small actions alongside one another to create momentum and a sense of teamwork.
- Creating a profound, elevating experience to increase the likelihood that participants will take action.
- Participating in meaningful conversations about racism and social justice.
Already completed a previous Challenge? Go through it again to refresh your skills AND find a Challenge buddy to join you. You can work together on the daily tasks, meet along the way to discuss topics, and deepen learnings together.
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