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What is the Stand Against Racism Challenge?

Previously known as the 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge, the Stand Against Racism Challenge: A Virtual Community of Growth is the same program developed by YWCA and adopted nationwide.

The Stand Against Racism Challenge is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. This year, we will be investigating Critical Race Theory, Living Wage, Film and Television, and Reproductive Justice. Participants will be able to download an app for their phone or visit the challenge website to engage with curated articles, podcasts, videos, activities, and more.

The SAR Challenge goes live Monday, April 4th, and continues (Monday –Friday) through May 2nd. Before April 4th you must register and download the appropriate app for your device.

Participation in an activity like this helps participants discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact their community, connect with one another, and identify action steps to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. This is an exciting opportunity to join a learning community dedicated to racial equity and social justice.

REGISTER HERE

APPLE – CHALLENGE APP DOWNLOAD

ANDROID – CHALLENGE APP DOWNLOAD


Racial equity work is consistently underfunded. In order for organizations like ours to continue to provide high-quality programming like our Stand Against Racism Challenge, please consider contributing $21 to sustain this work. Your help towards the cost of creating and hosting the challenge assures that resources like this are widely accessible to all, and helps advance our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.


HONORING THE WORK

YWCA of Asheville 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. 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.


You can also do a self-directed version of the challenge with our original content from 2020 listed below.

WEEK 1 - VOTING

WEEK 2 - EDUCATION

WEEK 3 - CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

WEEK 4 - PUBLIC HEALTH

Thank you for your commitment to Racial Equity and Social Justice. In addition to the challenge, we’ve created a Continuing the Challenge on our Blog. Follow the link below for the first of that series.

Continuing the challenge

 

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