June 21, 2021

Day 10: Reparations

DAY 10 Of YWCA Spokane’s 14-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge

We hope this challenge provides you with an opportunity to better understand concepts related to race, power, privilege, and leadership.


DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | DAY 11 | DAY 12 | DAY 13 | DAY 14


Thank you for taking this challenge! If this is your first day of joining us for the 14-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge, welcome. If you are returning after previous engagement with the challenge, nice work! We are glad you are here. Each weekday from Tuesday, June 8th through Friday, June 25th, YWCA Spokane will send those who sign up for our challenge emails prompting you to make time to learn about racial equity and social justice.

We encourage everyone to talk about what you are learning with friends, share on social media with #ywcaequitychallenge, and take time to reflect on your personal insights after each challenge using this reflection log. Consider joining our Racial & Social Justice Facebook Group to continue the conversation online and connect with others.


DAY 10: reparations


Over the past few weeks, we have learned about various forms of oppression that have put Black Americans at a disadvantage economically, politically, and socially. Today, we are going to explore one of the most significant ways our country could redress this 400 years of injustice: reparations.

Reparations are broadly understood as compensation given for abuse or injury. While the conversation of reparations has gained new momentum with legislative movements, such as H.R. 40, the idea of reparations as a tool for curing injustice is not new.

Today we are going to explore the history of reparations in the United States and how reparations for slavery could serve as a tool for creating a more equitable society and repairing the significant harm that is still felt by generations today.


If you have…


15 Minutes

and

20 Minutes

and

45 Minutes

and and
Watch this video
that explores the history of reparations in America.
and Read this overview 
on the national conversation about reparations.
and Listen to this podcast
that unpacks how reparations would work in 2021.


daily Reflection

Once you have completed today’s challenge, take a moment to reflect on any insights you experienced. How did the challenge make you feel? What is something you learned? Did you notice anything about yourself after taking the challenge? Consider sharing this new awareness with a friend or group to help deepen your understanding of the information. Consider tracking your reflections on the below daily log or joining our online Facebook group to encourage daily sharing with each other about the challenge topics.

Challenge Reflection Log


Share each challenge online with #YWCAEquityChallenge

DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | DAY 11 | DAY 12 | DAY 13 | DAY 14


Do you have resources you think we should share? Any insights you would like to share with us? We welcome you to leave your comments here. Thank you!

By: Rachel Dannen

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