What is the Racial Justice Challenge?
The Racial Justice Challenge is a virtual learning tool designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, and encourage community-building and conversation on the four weekly topics:
- Week One: Disability Rights
- Week Two: Housing
- Week Three: Music
- Week Four: Mental Health
Our virtual challenge will begin on Monday, June 5th, and run through Friday, June 30th. There will be weekly virtual discussions, and an in-person kick-off event at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library on Thursday evening, June 1st.
The challenge starts June 5th!
What to Expect
After registering, simply download the app on your phone or device, or visit the website daily for links to articles, podcasts, short videos, and activities to learn more on each topic. Then share your thoughts and reflections in the app! There will also be weekly virtual discussions hosted by the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, and ways to take action on the issues that affect our community both during the Challenge and beyond.
Mark Your Calendar: Community Kick-Off Event, Thursday evening June 1st, 6:00 p.m. at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Sherman Smith, Editor in Chief of the Kansas Reflector.
Tonyce Jackson, Top City Step Team
Phelica Glass, MSW, LSCSW, GSW GCCAC, FAAGC, CSOTP, SPARC
Del-Metrius Herron, realtor and SENT Topeka Housing Committee
To get the most out of the Racial Justice Challenge, we encourage participants to think of this as more than an individual learning experience. We’re all on the learning journey together, and we can’t wait to get started on June 5th!
Join the Movement.
YWCA Northeast Kansas joins sister YWCAs across the country in hosting the Racial Justice Challenge. Join fellow members of the greater Topeka community in furthering our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We have been doing this work for over 130 years.