YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley

21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge 2021

What is the 21-Day Racial Equity and Social 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.

You will be presented with 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 is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice.

The 2021 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge began on March 1, 2021.

Leading topics for the 2021 Challenge include:

1. Reparations

2. Sports

3. Environmental Racism

4. Gender-Based Violence

There is still time to join us on this journey! Sign up HERE! We can’t wait to get started!

Thank you to all who joined us last year!

In 2020, we had over 1,240 participants across 165 cities and 28 states take part in our first ever 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge. Thank you to all who joined us! If you are interested in learning about the topics from our 2020 Challenge, you can find them here.

This challenge enhanced community conversations around racial and social justice. The YWCA asked all participants to commit, communicate, educate, and act. In response, we heard from our community that engaging in this work is a continuing priority. See below for a few comments from our 2020 participants.

21 Day Comments 2020

The 21-Day Equity Challenge was created by Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. (#BlackMind) and co-developed with Debby Irving, and Dr. Marguerite Penick (#DiverseSolutions). The plan has been adopted by Organizations, Associations and Corporations all over the nation/world. Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. is the Director of the Privilege Institute in Green Bay, WI. Dr. Moore created the Challenge to not only help people better understand issues surrounding equity, inclusion, privilege, leadership and supremacy, but also to do so in a way that would build a habit of learning by stretching it over 21 days. We are excited to be offering you this 21-Day Challenge in partnership with Dr. Moore. As you engage in the various activities over the next 21 days, be sure to tag, comment, and follow

21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge on Facebook.