21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It takes about 21 days to form a new habit.  Creating effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of power, privilege, supremacy and leadership is like any lifestyle change. Change is hard, but giving time and attention makes it easier.  Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started.  For that reason, The Neighborhood Center invites you to participate in the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge. 

The Challenge concept was conceived several years ago by diversity expert Eddie Moore, Jr. to advance deeper understandings of the intersections of race, power, privilege, supremacy and oppression.  The Challenge consists of a syllabus of 21 short assignments.  The assignments include readings, videos, and podcasts.  Your participation does not mean that you agree with everything in every assignment.  Your participation just means that you are willing to raise your awareness, change your understanding and shift the way you behave.  The goal of the challenge is to assist you to become more aware, compassionate, engaged and constructive in the quest for racial equity.  The Challenge is only an introduction to what we hope will be a rewarding journey to empowering yourself to be a more effective player in the quest for equity and justice. 

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  • Project Implicit, Implicit Association Test (IAT), (This exercise requires navigating the sign up for the tests, which includes answering a series of questions for the researchers, but it is recommended that everyone do at least these tests: Race, Skin Tone, and Weapons-Race. Also, everyone is encouraged to add these tests if you are able: Asian American, Native American, and Arab-Muslim.)

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  • John Biewen, Seeing White (14-part series podcast, 2017),  S2 E14: Transformation (44 minutes, 10 seconds)

    • or, if pressed for time:

      • John Biewen, Seeing White (14-part series podcast, 2017),  S2 E1: Turning the Lens (16 minutes, 30 seconds)

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