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 adapted nationwide. The SAR Challenge goes live Monday, April 4th, and continues (Monday –Friday) through May 2nd.
The Stand Against Racism Challenge is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. This year, YWCA 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.
Participation in an activity like this helps participants discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact their community, to connect with one another, and to 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.
Since the challenge first began in 2019, over 30,000 participants from 48 states have taken the challenge. This year, 65 YWCAs across the country are working together to provide a brave space for conversation. Spanish language content will also be available for the first time this year.