America is engaged in a great national conversation regarding racial equity and social justice. But sometimes the hardest part of joining a conversation is knowing how to get started. The good news is, there are plenty of resources just waiting to empower you.
The 2022 Racial Equity Challenge series, powered by United Way of Delaware (UWDE), Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative is a quarterly journey of self-discovery designed to help Delawareans build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership.
For five consecutive days each quarter during 2022, participants are prompted with a daily e-mail challenge — such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, or watching a video–and are then encouraged to reflect on that content and to relate the situation to their own lives. Participants discover how racial inequity and social injustice impact our community. The goal is to build new understandings and new connections and in so doing, to begin dismantling systemic racism in Delaware.
The 2022 Challenge is an evolution of what began with the 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge in 2020, which occurred weekdays from Monday, August 17, through Monday, September 14. After that, in 2021, the Racial Equity Challenge moved to being one week each month, from February to December 2021. Over 8,000 Delawareans signed up to participate!
Sign up now for the 2022 Challenge, and check out the 2020 and 2021 archives for all of the previous challenge content!
So What’s Next?
That’s where the Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative comes in. The Collaborative is a statewide group of more than 200 community leaders working at the grassroots level to eliminate systemic racism in Delaware. In many ways, the Collaborative is ALL of us. But even THAT’s not enough. Defeating racism in Delaware is going to take resources.
Will you chip in right now to help end racism in Delaware?
Want To Set Up Your Own 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge? We encourage your organization to roll out an equity challenge in your community! To learn more, contact Tierra Fair, Director of Community Engagement, with your name, organization, email address, phone number, and logo- firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302-494-5442.
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