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.
This year’s weekly topics are:
Critical Race Theory (April 4 – 8)
Living Wage (April 11 – 15)
Film & Television (April 18 – 22)
Reproductive Justice (April 25 – 29)
This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. We hope you will join us on this journey and we can’t wait to get started!
REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 2022 STAND AGAINST RACISM CHALLENGE
Registration is open for the 2022 Challenge! We’ll all begin the challenge together on April 4th.
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
HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
Share the graphics below with your networks on social media, and recruit your friends, family, and coworkers to take the Stand Against Racism Challenge with you! Be sure to tag @ywcaneks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and use the hashtag #YWCASARChallenge. Here are some sample posts to get you started:
- I’m taking the challenge this year, will you join me? Register for 21 days of actionable steps to create change in our community. The challenge, led by @ywcaneks, begins on April 4th! www.ywcaneks.org/challenge #YWCASARChallenge
- It takes 21 days to form a habit. Let’s create an antiracist habit together! I’m joining the @ywcaneks Stand Against Racism Challenge, which begins on April 4th and provides 21 days of antiracist challenges. Check out www.ywcaneks.org/challenge for all the details. #YWCASARChallenge
- Join me and thousands of people around the country in the Stand Against Racism Challenge! I’m registering with @ywcaneks for 21 days of antiracist challenges, beginning April 4th. Let’s do this! www.ywcaneks.org/challenge #YWCASARChallenge