Racial Justice Challenge – Save the Date April 17th – May 15th, 2023

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Racial Justice Challenge – Save the Date April 17th – May 15th, 2023


WHAT IS YWCA’s Racial Justice Challenge?

We are excited to announce that YWCA’s Racial Justice Challenge will return for its 5th year on April 17th – May 15th, 2023. YWCA’s Racial Justice Challenge is a virtual learning tool designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. New content is released on weekdays and participants log on to the challenge app on their phone or visit the website and are presented with 21 days of activities such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, or reflecting on personal experience.

For more information on how to become a Racial Justice Challenge partner, please reach out to Rebecca Cotto, YWCA Delaware Director of Racial and Social Justice, at rcotto@ywcade.org.


WEEK 1 – DISABILITY

During disability week we will cover the history of Eugenics, the Disability Rights Movement, the intersection of race, gender, and disability, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WEEK 2 – HOUSING

Learn how redlining continues to impact communities, who can access housing, and how racism, homophobia, and transphobia have become a driver of homelessness and its criminalization.

WEEK 3 – MUSIC

In partnership with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we will talk about the legacy of musician activists, racism in the music industry, cultural appropriation, how music pushes against gender stereotypes, and access to music education.

WEEK 4 – MENTAL HEALTH

Dive into how psychology has been used as a tool of marginalization, access to mental healthcare, and discrimination’s impact on mental health outcomes.


GOING NATIONWIDE

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 Challenge! Since we launched in 2019, YWCA has had over 30,000 participants across the country take the challenge and reached 5,747 unique ZIP codes. We also have over 2,000 members in the Challenge Facebook Group.


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