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21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

created by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. & Debby Irving

(adapted by Food Solutions New England with support from the Interaction Institute for Social Change)

As part of a commitment to racial equity and food justice, Food Solutions New England (FSNE) is working to normalize the conversation about race and racism. We believe it benefits us all to have greater collective capacity to identify and address the different manifestations of racism (internalized, interpersonal, institutional, and structural).

This exercise, originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and Debby Irving, is about creating dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of power, privilege, and leadership. Participation in an activity like the Racial Equity Challenge helps people learn how to engage the complex problems that exist in the food system, and become better leaders. 

How the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge (aka the Racial Equity Challenge) works:

You, along with hundreds of other people across the US, commit to furthering your connection to understanding and addressing racism for 21 consecutive days:

SAVE THE DATE - April 9 - 29, 2017 

  • Set aside a little time each day to commit to the challenge: learn, read, talk, or take action. Respond to the daily prompts or check out our resource list for more.

  • Record your learning for yourself.

  • Click HERE to visit the Racial Equity Challenge site where you can view past prompts and other participants' comments, share your reflections, and join the conversation.

This work is challenging and, as with most things in life, having a community of support helps. We hope to have a vibrant conversation on the Racial Equity Challenge site, and you can also share your learning in via Facebook or Twitter (#FSNEEquityChallenge). 

This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity together. Thank you for accepting this challenge with us.