YMCA 21-DAY EQUITY CHALLENGE
January 11-31, 2021
The 21-Day Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity affects our lives and our communities. We are inviting our staff, leaders, members, and communities to join us as we explore bias, food insecurity, racial injustice, systems thinking, dimensions of diversity, health disparities, and more, by taking the 21-Day Equity Challenge.
Participants will receive daily email prompts to engage in readings, conversations, podcasts, and videos to introduce them to, or further their knowledge on, topics aimed at understanding and advancing equity.
How Do I Participate?
Sign up for daily Challenge email prompts has ended, but visit this webpage daily, from January 11th-31st, to view each day's topics and learnings.
Day 21 - Reflections
It's Day 21 of the 21-Day Challenge - YOU DID IT! Day 21 is a day of reflection.
Take this time to journal or make notes about the following from this week and your entire equity challenge journey:
- What equity challenges really stood out for you?
- What will you commit to DOING to stay more engaged?
- How can you integrate continued awareness and learning into your everyday activities?
- What 3 people will you help and encourage to take the 21-Day Equity Challenge?
ABOUT THE 21-DAY EQUITY CHALLENGE
Working towards advancing equity is a collective effort that requires individual, organizational and societal change. There is no equity without action. Equity is an outcome of intentional and community-driven diversity, inclusion and engagement work towards systems change to strengthen a foundation that ensures fair and impartial treatment for everyone.
This 21 days is our commitment to taking action, to learn and unlearn, to grow and reflect, and to do it together.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Engagement
The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas' Commitment to Inclusion: The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side to strengthen communities. Together we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity. Our core values are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility—they guide everything we do.