Stand Against Racism Challenge

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What is the Stand Against Racism 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.

Participants will download the Stand Against Racism 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 four weekly topics are:

Critical Race Theory
Living Wage
Film & Television
Reproductive Justice

It’s not too late to participate in the 2022 Stand Against Racism Challenge!

Even though the community Challenge event is over, we have the ability to offer your group or organization the opportunity to participate in the Challenge together. Contact us today to discuss further! Email Regina Platt, Racial Justice and Advocacy Coordinator, or call 785-233-1750.

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 is joining sister YWCAs across the country in hosting the Stand Against Racism 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 Stand Against Racism Challenge Facebook Group.

WHAT INSPIRED YWCA’S SAR 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. Last year, we participated in the 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge based on their work. This year, 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.