21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge [web resource]

Creating effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of power, privilege, supremacy and leadership is like any lifestyle change. The 21-day racial equity 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.

What is it?

  • For 21 days, do one action to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity.
  • The plan includes suggestions for readings, podcasts, videos, observations, and ways to form and deepen community connections

The 21-Day Challenge was originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., Dr. Marguerite Penick-Parks and Debby Irving, and subsequently adapted by many organizations.  The following 21-Day Challenge is offered by Cuesta Community College in San Luis Obispo, California, and is based on materials from the Cleveland YWCA.

This curriculum contains links to videos, articles, and other resources, and is easily adaptable for high school students.

Challenge Curriculum

Day 1: Personal Racial Identity

Day 2: Personal Reflection & Implicit Bias

Day 3: What Is Privilege?

Day 4: What Is White Fragility?

Day 5: Racism and Mental Health

Day 6: Levels of Racism

Day 7: African American Focused

Day 8: Latinx Focused

Day 9: Asian Pacific Islander Focused

Day 10: Women Focused

Day 11: Indigenous Focused

Day 12: Housing Insecurity


Day 14: Undocumented Students

Day 15: Students Affected by Incarceration

Day 16: Ableism

Day 17: From Multicultural to Culturally Relevant

Day 18: Building a Culture of Equity

Day 19: Allies & Accomplices

Day 20: Taking Action

Day 21: Closure

Access the curriculum on the Cuesta College library website. Follow the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge page on Facebook.

Source: Cuesta College | 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge, https://libguides.cuesta.edu/21DayChallenge | © 2020 Cuesta College

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