Register: CA4Health’s 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge
Capacity Building & Leadership
Racial Equity & Social Justice 21-Day Challenge
January 31, 2022 – February 20, 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?
The Challenge helps 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.
It was created 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.
Participants will receive daily email prompts (Monday-Friday) linking challenge resources daily. During the 21-Day Challenge, participants are also invited to two virtual interactive discussions via Zoom (midway and at the end). Space for virtual interactive discussions will be limited, so be sure to sign up early once registration opens.
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.
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.
"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.
Why should a group or team at my organization do the Challenge?
This 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.
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