CONGRATULATIONS!

You have completed the 21 Day Racial Equity
and Social Justice Challenge!


ADVOCACY IN ACTION:


If you haven't completed the action steps from the challenge, it's not too late!


WEEK 1: VOTING RIGHTS


LEVEL 1 Take  YWCA USA's pledge  to participate in the upcoming U.S. Census.

LEVEL 2 : Register to vote  in the 2020 general election or assist someone else in registering.

LEVEL 3: Volunteer with  Rock the Vote  and help register new voters.


WEEK 2: EDUCATION

LEVEL 1  : Read this  brief intro  on school segregation and bring together a small group of colleagues, family or friends to participate in one of 6 interactive activities. 

LEVEL 2  : Read this quick  article  to better understand how America has used schools as a weapon against Native Americans. From years of coercive assimilation and historical trauma, generations of Native children find themselves suffering from subpar educational outcomes.

LEVEL 3  : Create a list of your 5 favorites books from high school. Now look at the books on your list and answer the following questions:

  • Is there any racial/ethnic diversity?
  • How did this list affect your viewpoint as a young student?
  • Create a list of 5 books you would add to this list that you feel all students should read.

LEVEL 4  : Write a letter to your local school board or attend your next school board meeting to bring up an issue of concern. 


WEEK 3: CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM


LEVEL 1  :  Visit  The Sentencing Project  to get involved and take action in criminal justice reform. 

LEVEL 2  :  Since 2014,   The Marshall Project  has curated some of the best criminal justice reports from around the web. Included are the most recent and authoritative articles on the topics, people and events that are shaping the criminal justice conversation.


WEEK 4: PUBLIC HEALTH

LEVEL 1 :   Talk to your company/organization's Human Resources Department about their parental leave policy and other systems in place to support new parents.

LEVEL 2 :  Write a letter to your local elected officials urging them to declare racism a public health crisis.

LEVEL 3 : Join Your Neighbor's Hood Podcast and Volunteer Hampton Roads in an effort to build relationships and continue the conversation around race by hosting Just Dinner .

REFLECT ON YOUR EXPERIENCE IN OUR