21-Day SAR Challenge
YWCA Spokane wants to thank and acknowledge Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., Debby Irving, and Dr. Marguerite Penick for their leadership in the field of racial equity as exhibited in their 21 Day Racial Equity and Habit Building Challenge and the movement they helped to initiate. YWCA’s content is independently designed, written, and curated by YWCA staff as part of racial equity and social justice programs offered to the community.
This year, YWCA’s across the country are coming together to engage in a nationwide challenge. As we’re moving in a new direction, the name of our challenge has changed from the 14-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge to the 21-Day Stand Against Racism (SAR) Challenge.
شارك رؤى التحدي على وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي مع #SARchallenge
What To Expect
The challenge will begin on May 2nd. A new challenge will be shared via email Monday through Friday each week until May 30. As each day is released, the content will be made available on this webpage.
This SAR Challenge was designed to help community members create dedicated time and space within their schedule to build more effective social justice habits, particularly around issues dealing with race, power, privilege, and leadership. Each challenge includes daily prompts suggesting you take a few moments to build more effective social justice habits by reading an article, listening to a podcast, or reflecting on a personal experience.
This is an opportunity to dive deeper into racial equity and social justice. The SAR Challenge provides not only critical information and historical context to better understand systemic racism; we hope it proves to be a catalyst for ongoing participation in racial and social justice efforts that help to create a fair, just, and equitable community.
Sign Up To Take The SAR Challenge
The SAR Challenge is accessible to anyone interested in learning more about racial equity and social justice and examining these issues in our own communities. Consider inviting your friends, family, and co-workers to join you in powerful and courageous dialog and action by moving through the challenge topics together as a learning community. Thank you for accepting this challenge!
If you would like to continue this conversation and explore other topics, join our مجموعة الفيسبوك الخاصة بالعدالة الاجتماعية والعرقية.
The 2022 SAR Challenge
Our work continues every weekday from May 2 – May 30. Each day you’ll be offered some content to help you take a deeper dive into the daily topic.
- اليوم 1 - What is Critical Race Theory?
- اليوم 2 - Racism in School Curriculum
- يوم 3 - Teaching the Next Generation
- اليوم الرابع - Legislative Backlash to CRT
- يوم 5 - Truth & Healing
- اليوم السادس - What is Living Wage?
- اليوم السابع - Minimum Wage
- اليوم الثامن - The Racist History of Tipping
- اليوم التاسع - Closing the Racial & Gender Wealth Gap
- اليوم العاشر - Organizational Values
- اليوم 11 - Racism & the Origins of Film
- اليوم 12 - LGBTQ+ Representation
- اليوم 13 - The War on Terror & Islamophobia in Film/TV
- اليوم 14 - Colorism
- Day 15 – The Power of Representation
- Day 16 – Period Poverty
- Day 17 – Sex Education
- Day 18 – The Impact of Abortion Restrictions
- Day 19 – Domestic Violence & Reproductive Rights
- Day 20 – Reproductive Justice & Systemic Racism
- Day 21 – Wrap-up
A Statement From YWCA Spokane’s Board of Directors
YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, and your voice is vital to ensuring we live up to this legacy in Spokane. Our work together can root out injustice, transform institutions, and create a community that sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: متساوي. قوي. لا يمكن إيقافه.
Please read the full statement from our local Board of Directors, and join us in our Stand Against Racism Challenge.
Thank You To Our YWCA Racial and Social Justice Committee
Each year, this challenge is released through the efforts of YWCA Spokane’s Racial and Social Justice Committee which is comprised of staff members, board members, and passionate community members. In addition, this Committee organizes the annual Stand Against Racism and other community engagement opportunities that further the work and mission of YWCA Spokane. Learn more through the links below.