21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge©

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“There is no social change fairy. There is only the change made by the hands of individuals.” –Winona LaDuke

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Have you ever made a successful change in your life? Perhaps you wanted to exercise more, eat less, or change jobs? Think about the time and attention you dedicated to the process. A lot, right? Change is hard. Creating effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of power, privilege, supremacy and leadership is like any lifestyle change. Setting our intentions and adjusting what we spend our time doing is essential. It’s all about building new habits. Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started. The good news is, there’s an abundance of resources just waiting to empower you to be a more effective player in the quest for equity and justice. Please use this plan just as it is, or adapt it to a sector, an ethnic/racial group, or interest area. *

Choose one activity per day

further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity.

Read

Encounter new writers and ideas from a range of media sources.

Listen

Listen in on the kinds of open, honest conversations that too many of us avoid having.

Watch

Watch and learn. We’ve offered everything from short videos to full-length films.

Notice

Why didn’t I see this sooner? It’s easy to overlook what we’re not looking for.

Connect

Follow Racial Justice activists, educators, and organizations on social media.

Engage

Engage in racially mixed settings. Be a learner more than a knower.

Act

Flex your skills. Take action to interrupt power and privilege dynamics.

Reflect

Reflect on what you choose to do, what you’re learning, and how you are feeling.

Stay Inspired

Create a Soundtrack-4-Justice playlist that fuels you and/or can serve as a conversation starter with people of all ages.

Tips For Success

  • Use the tracking chart provided below to stay on course. You can drag the image to your desktop and print, or you can access a digital version here and copy it for editing.
  • We think understanding white privilege is a powerful lens into the complexities of doing social justice work, so we’ve focused our resources on that specific issue.
  • Adaptable to all forms of social justice.
  • Can be done individually, with friends and family, or organization-wide.
  • Like our Facebook page. Use it to get ideas as well as share your 21-Day experience with the 21-Day community.
  • Diversify your habits by doing some of each.

* For adaptation ideas and examples of how communities are adapting the challenge to meet their specific social justice focus, click HERE.

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