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Racial Justice Challenge

Welcome to Day 5 of the Racial Justice Challenge.
This is our final day together. We'll be creating an antiracist action plan for the rest of the year.

Let's get started.

1. Use this template to design your antiracist action plan. A copy is also embedded below. Either print a copy, or download a copy by clicking on "File" (upper left corner), and then "Download."

As you think about your priorities, revisit the resources shared each day of this challenge, the ideas and suggestions shared by participants throughout the week, and consider the vision you have for yourself and the socio-cultural contexts in which we live. Example topics for a plan might include:

  • Continuing conversations on race and racism with others
  • Working on self-improvement and becoming antiracist
  • Combating racism in your professional practice
  • Donating to antiracist organizations and efforts, with money or time
  • Combating racial disparities in the education system
  • Combating racial disparities in the health care system
  • Combating racial disparities in the prison system
  • Immigration reform

Part of a successful action plan is making room for self care, and regaining momentum when you are feeling burnout.

NOTE: This challenge originally took place August 3-7, 2020. Comments are now disabled, but please reflect on the question in the board and scroll through participants' responses.

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2. Remember that you will make mistakes. In How to Become a Better Anti-Racist Ally, Including Owning Your Mistakes, the author notes, "How to recognise your own mistakes to become a better anti-racist ally will require work," and "It’s important to accept that you might not always get it right."

THANK YOU for participating in the Racial Justice Challenge. We have learned so much from you, and appreciate your ideas and insights for this important, ongoing work. We look forward to continuing this work with you!

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