June 25, 2021

Day 14: Raising Our Voices

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

Thank you for completing our 14-Day Challenge!

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DAY 14: Raising our voices

Congratulations – you’ve made it to the end of YWCA Spokane’s 14-Day Challenge for 2021!

These 14 days were thoughtfully curated to inform you, to challenge you, to make you uncomfortable, and to inspire you. Our commitment to the work of racial equity and social justice requires action from each of us.

Completing this challenge is a great way to further your social justice journey. It is also important to recognize that “choosing” to learn or talk about race is not a privilege everyone has. We must remain actively engaged and talk about racism within our spheres of influence. This could be with your coworkers, family members, or friends. You might be the one person they listen to or say something that helps them further their own journey.

There is no “one way” to have this brave conversation. And while we may never have the perfect response, we always need to try. Now is the time to do our part by speaking up so, together, we can eliminate racism.

If you have…

10 Minutes


15 Minutes


1 hour

and and
Need resources for the kids in your life?
Check out this toolkit
for discussing race with children as parents and caregivers.
and Want to effect change at work?
Read this guide
on building an anti-racist workplace.
and Nervous about speaking up?
Continue challenging yourself with this toolkit
of ways to respond to everyday instances of racism.

Please consider taking a moment to share with us feedback about your experience while navigating this 14-Day Equity Challenge. Did you find it valuable? Do you think we should do it again in the future? Are there specific topics you would like us to address? We welcome any insights you would like to share with us.  Thank you!


Support Racial & Social Justice Work

YWCA Spokane’s Racial and Social Justice Committee is so grateful to be able to bring you this equity challenge. At YWCA Spokane, we are committed to a world of equity and human decency. We commit ourselves to the work of racial equity and social justice. We will continue to do the work until injustice is rooted out, until institutions are transformed, until the world sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable. 


Support other local organizations who are committed to peace, justice, freedom, and dignity. In addition to your partnership with YWCA Spokane, we encourage you to take time to learn about, join, and support other organizations doing equity work in our community. We have compiled information about many of these partners to make it easier for you to get involved.


YWCA and Racial Justice

YWCA agencies across the country are commitment to racial justice and civil rights. Collectively, we are committed to ensuring that everyone is afforded equal protection under the law, and our intersectional mission to eliminate racism and empower women demands that we show up to advocate against the oppression that many groups and individuals endure, including through recognizing the interconnected experiences of discrimination and disadvantage that women face from their overlapping identities.

Too often, stereotypes, biases, and racial power dynamics are embedded in our laws and public policies. They are also reflected in the use of racial profiling, heightened surveillance tactics, targeted enforcement strategies, and other practices that increase policing of certain racial and ethnic communities (but not others) that lead to criminalization and often the death of people of color.

Learn More About YWCA USA’s Leadership With Racial Equity & Social Justice

YWCA USA Blog Posts

Share each challenge online with #YWCAEquityChallenge

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By: Rachel Dannen

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