Stand Against Racism Challenge

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What is the Racial Justice Challenge?

The challenge is 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.

In 2023, YWCA Northeast Kansas will host the Racial Justice Challenge during the month of June. Stay tuned for updates and registration!

How does it work?

Participants download the challenge app for their phone/tablet or log into the challenge website and are then presented with 21 days (four weeks Monday-Friday) of impactful challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.

The 2023 weekly topics are:

Mental Health

We hope that you will go into this challenge with an open heart and an open mind, ready to be pushed out of your comfort zone. We know these discussions can be difficult and can bring up powerful emotions, but your commitment to increasing your awareness is what will help move our community forward. 

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.

Engage with other participants in the challenge by sharing your reflections on social media by joining the YWCA Northeast Kansas Racial Justice Challenge Facebook Group.

What Inspired YWCA’S Racial Justice Challenge

YWCA Northeast Kansas wants to thank and acknowledge Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., Debby Irving, and Dr. Marguerite Penick for their leadership in the field of racial equity as exhibited in their 21 Day Racial Equity and Habit Building Challenge and the movement they helped to initiate. The plan has been adopted by Organizations, Associations and Corporations all over the nation/world. Since 2022, YWCA’s content is independently designed, written, and curated by YWCA staff as part of racial equity and social justice programs offered to the community.