Well done, you’ve reached Day 21 of the 21 Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge for 2020! The entire YWCA St. Paul team thanks you for your commitment and participation. We started this Challenge in response to the grief and anger felt in our community following the murder of George Floyd and the global protests calling for change to systems that create and maintain racial inequity. We heard from so many people who wanted ‘
this time to be different’
and were seeking to broaden their understanding of racism in our society and ways they can work to eliminate it. Our goal for the Challenge was to offer participants an opportunity to learn, engage in meaningful discussions about race and systemic racism, and commit to take action towards a more just and equitable society.
Completing the Challenge is a good first step on your learning journey, and YWCA St. Paul will continue to offer support by hosting a series of virtual racial equity and social justice conversations throughout the year. On July 14 we hosted a
virtual Town Hall
that provided an opportunity to learn from a panel of distinguished community experts as they engaged in conversation around racism’s history, impact and how we can each be a catalyst for change. This conversation builds on learnings from the 21 Day Challenge, and lays the groundwork for the interactive conversations to follow.
e invite you to join us for these events - we will send details, or you can visit our website to learn more. We hope you will take this opportunity to learn, engage with others, and sustain action towards eliminating racism.
If you’d like to dig more deeply into any of the topics covered in the Challenge, or other topics related to racism and racial justice, we’ve compiled a list of resources for your consideration below. A more extensive list of resources is available on our website:
nk you for your commitment to learning more, to participating in critically necessary dialogue about racism, and to taking action to help eliminate racism from our policies, systems and personal interactions.