The Delaware Museum of Natural History is joining the Delaware’s first-ever 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, an initiative of the Delaware Racial Equity and Social Justice collaborative, August 17 through September 14, 2020.
Created by the United Way of Delaware (UWDE) and YWCA Delaware (YWCA), the Challenge offers an easy, personal way for participants to build effective social justice habits, particularly as to race, power, privilege and leadership, in a three-week journey of online self-discovery. Challenge takers commit a little as 5 minutes each day to learn about the history and impact of racism in Delaware, as well as ways that bias, prejudice, privilege and oppression can manifest in everyday lives.
Registered participants receive a daily (Monday-Friday) email August 17-September 14. Each email outlines that day’s assignment, such as reading an article, listening to a podcast or watching a video, and encourages participants to reflect on that content and relate the topic to their own lives.
Participants also receive examples and tools showing how to help build a more just and equitable community in Delaware. The goal is to foster new insights and, in so doing, to begin dismantling systemic racism in Delaware, person-by-person.
To register for the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, go to www.deracialequitychallenge.org.