Racial Justice Challenge
The challenge has started! Find Day 1 here.
Please take the pre-challenge survey – it will help prepare your mind and body to dive into these racial and social topics and provide us valuable feedback for future challenges.
What To Expect
This 10-day virtual learning series offers daily prompts that are shared via email as well as on this webpage. Each challenge dives into a topic and provide articles, videos, and podcasts to check out. It is also designed to encourage reflection on your own personal experiences. The Racial Justice Challenge helps raise awareness of systemic racism and inform how each of us can take action to advance justice. The challenge was designed to help community members, organizations, and businesses dedicate time and space within their schedules to build more effective social justice habits, particularly around issues dealing with race, power, privilege, and leadership.
This is an opportunity to further our learning into racial equity and social justice. The Racial Justice Challenge provides not only critical information and historical context to better understand systemic racism; we hope it proves to be a catalyst for ongoing application in racial and social justice efforts that help to create a fair, just, and equitable community.
- Resources to expand learning
- Localized content included while covering 4 key topics of disability, housing, mental health, and music
- Ways to take action related to each topic
- Additional resources:
- (2) virtual discussion sessions each Friday at noon
- (1) in-person post-challenge gathering to discuss takeaways and gather feedback
- Custom Debrief Sessions for businesses or groups going through the Challenge together (Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if your group is interested in this additional offering.)
Consider sharing any parts of this challenge with a friend or group to help deepen your understanding of the information.
Continue this conversation and explore other topics by joining our Racial and Social Justice Facebook Group.
Sign Up To Take The Racial Justice Challenge
The Racial Justice 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 dialogue and action by moving through the challenge topics together as a learning community.
Businesses have the opportunity to engage employees, customers, and stakeholders in important conversations about race, inequality, and injustice. Participating in this Challenge demonstrates an alignment with corporate values, benefits the workforce, and contributes to a more equitable Spokane that we all deserve. Learn about how the Challenge provides a unique and transformative opportunity for businesses to engage in dismantling systemic racism, fostering inclusivity, and driving positive societal change.
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A Statement From YWCA Spokane’s Board of Directors
YWCA Spokane is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women, 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: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.
Please read the full statement from our Board of Directors and join us.