Welcome to the 18th and final week of The Challenge!
Our 18-Week Challenge has given us the 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.
Week 18: December 25
For our final challenge, let’s take this opportunity to look at racial injustice through the eyes of poets, photographers, and a comedian.
This final selection is 8:46, a 30 minute performance, by Dave Chappelle. It is raw emotion, and fair warning, he uses crude language and paints disturbing images. Dave Chappelle is not for everyone and some may find his language offensive, but he speaks honestly of his pain and the pain felt by the Black community in America after the killing of George Floyd. He leaves us with the message that there is work to do and that he is proud of those doing the work. https://youtu.be/3tR6mKcBbT4
Save the Date: There’s been so much to digest during the Challenge! On Wednesday, January 6th at 7:00pm please join us to reflect, unpack, and discuss the Challenge and plan next steps to make anti-racism a verb. We will provide a safe virtual space for open conversation. To register, visit https://ncjwcns.org/events/challenge010621
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
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