GETTING STARTED

Choose an Activity: On each day of the challenge, you will be invited to complete a short activity (typically taking approximately 15-30 minutes) from the themes of Read, Watch, Listen. Each activity is to help increase your understanding of elements of race and systemic racism against people of color in the USA. The activities are meant to be done in a short period of time to allow time for reflection. However, if you would like to spend additional time in exploration, there are longer options each week to do a “deep dive”.

VISIT THE 21-DAY STEPS LIST: Here you will find the instructions and daily activities for the challenge. The goal is to complete one activity per day in order to build the habit. The challenge is self-guided with opportunities to connect with others throughout the 21 days. If you have joined the challenge after it has begun, don’t worry! You can always catch up or simply start the activities on the day you join.

Track and Reflect: using the planning tool found here (please download). This resource can help you track what you chose to do, what you are learning and how you are feeling. Difficult emotions such as shame and anger, though uncomfortable to feel, can guide you to deeper self-awareness about how power and privilege impacts you and the people in your life. You are invited but not required to share what you have written in this tool.

Connect with Others from Dayspring: At the beginning, middle and end of the challenge, there will be opportunities to gather via Zoom technology with others who are participating in the challenge to discuss what we have learned, read, watched. The first week will be spent discussing expectations and hopes for the challenge. We will also go over any questions that may arise. The second and third weeks will be spent reflecting on the material during the week. The last week will be a reflection of the week’s material but also a time for closing reflection.

These meetings will take place on Sundays in August and will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. The discussion will vary from week to week but you do not have to attend both time offerings per day. Please choose a time that works best for your schedule. Email Julie to register for the zoom conversations.

  • Sunday August 2nd – 1 pm and 5 pm
  • Sunday August 9th – 1 pm and 5 pm
  • Sunday August 16th – 1 pm and 5 pm
  • Sunday August 23rd – 1 pm and 5 pm

Continue to explore: If you desire to explore more, this resource list contains many more resources. (Download) This includes age-appropriate resources for addressing the issue of race and racism with children. If you know of a resource that is not listed, please share it during the weekly zoom meeting.

Pray: Pray for the places you are challenged and for those you are learning about whose lives may be different than yours. Seek God’s transforming love in this time and listen to how God may be calling you to respond.

21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge is the registered copyright of America & Moore, LLC. 2014.