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What is the Racial Equity Journey?

The 26-Day Racial Equity Journey is a chance to move from the question “what would I have done back then?” to “what will I do now?”  You commit to raise your awareness, deepen your understanding and shift old patterns of behavior. We do this with the goal of creating a world of equity. Each week has a theme and each day you will be given materials to engage with and questions to ponder.  At the end of 26 days you will have a wealth of knowledge to help you understand these issues, tackle difficult conversations and take action to effect change. The journey is available to all adults and all genders.

What you will need

  • 30 minutes a day (plus reflection time)

  • A notebook and pen 

  • Access to internet

Optional: You can take the journey on your own, however this work is best done in community with others. We encourage you to find/create a group to walk with on this journey. This could be your Woman Within Circle, or a group of friends and family.  Take a look at these guidelines to help you in forming this circle, establishing some ground rules for safety, and a suggested outline. We know that for many it might not be possible to find/form a group, and so we are offering all women (whether you have gone through our other programs or not) a shared experience in our private Woman Within at Home Facebook group. Starting July 6th we will post the daily challenge and invite your reflections and questions. This will be a space to connect, support and be supported.

 

What you need to do

  1. Starting 6 July, 2020 click here for the week's challenges. The Journey will be available from 6 July, 2020 and will remain online so you can start on any date that works for you.

  2. Share your commitment here by adding your name and location. If you prefer, you can remain anonymous and still add your location so that we can know how many people are joining the experience. No email or other personal information will be taken.

  3. Confused? Have questions? Email the 26-day team at online@womanwithin.org

 

A few things to note

  1. Please follow the journey in order. It has been created with intention

  2. There will be no challenges on Weekends

  3. If you come across a resource that you’ve already seen, please don’t skip it. Check it out again or look online for something that explores the same concept

  4. This has been an intercontinental/cross regional effort and we have worked hard to draw on different perspectives. Given its sheer size, a lot of useful material comes from America. Please consider the resource in the context of your own country

  5. There may be times when a challenge triggers something painful within you. If this happens, please know that you are not alone and take a look at this resource to help you in these moments

  6. The original 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge was developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., Dr. Marguerite Penick-Parks and Debby Irving, and it inspired this Journey. Our team (Natasha Taylor, Rebekah Ramirez and Thessa Bos) has worked to find resources that align with Woman Within’s core values of inclusiveness, respect and integrity.  And we are grateful to Marcia Stone and Cindy Christensen for their contributions to our self-care guide and circle guidelines.

If you find these materials impactful, and want to express gratitude, please donate to Woman Within International to help keep the organization running during this time when we cannot offer our regular in-person workshops and programs.

© Woman Within International 2020

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