Welcome to the 16th week of The Challenge!

Our 18-Week Challenge gives us an opportunity to read articles, listen to podcasts, and view videos dealing with the roots of racial injustice, the systemic racist policies in our institutions, and our own misconceptions of racism. The Challenge creates a dedicated time and space for us to reflect on our own personal experiences, biases, and assumptions. Each week you will be sent a new prompt to explore.

If you have just decided to join the Challenge or if you want to revisit previous week’s materials, you can find them on our website: https://ncjwcns.org/actions/antiracism/

Week 16: December 11

Identifying and knowing how to respond to microaggressions is part of making anti-racism a verb. In fact, many of us may not realize that we are guilty of microaggressions. In her TEDxYouth talk, Why Microaggressions Aren’t So Micro, Whitney Grinnage-Cassidy illustrates how small, repetitive and often well-intentioned comments continue racial stereotypes In the second selection, Dear Anti-racist Allies: Here's how to respond to microaggressions, journalist Kristen Rogers of CNN gives practical suggestions on how to respond to microaggressions. 

Post your reaction to this week’s prompt. Discuss it with other Challenge participants. Join our closed Facebook Group. Here’s how: Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/602463427350589, click join and answer the three membership questions.