United Way is teaming up with the YWCA of White Plains & Central Westchester and the YWCA of Yonkers to host the 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge in Westchester and Putnam. The 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice 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. Our challenge starts on Monday, March 1st and continues (Monday –Friday) through March 29th.
Each day of the challenge participants will be presented with activities 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. On Monday, March 29th, we will be hosting a virtual reflection event via Zoom.
Would your organization be interested in being a community partner for the Challenge? As such we would ask you to share the Challenge promotion with your membership and on social media. We would display your logo on the sign up as well as on the Challenge activities page. We will also give you a shout out on our social media pages thanking your organization for your support.
Additionally, United Way is working with the YWCAs on their Stand Against Racism initiative. The YWCAs are asking for organizations to sign a pledge to not only stand against racism, but to actively work to support public policy solutions that prominently, openly and enthusiastically promote racial equity in all aspects of human affairs; and to actively support the work to eradicate racism from our society. The pledge can be found here: https://ywca.quorum.us/campaign/24033/