21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge©

"There is no social-change fairy. There is only change made by the hands of individuals." – Winona LaDuke

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Fall 2022 Version: Recapturing Momentum, Building Community

In the year following George Floyd’s brutal murder, a racial reckoning swept the globe. Droves of white people new to antiracism stepped up. In year two, just as many Black people, Indigenous people, and other people of color predicted, momentum stagnated. What happened? Was becoming antiracist harder than white people expected? Did the pandemic play a role? What we do know is that as the movement to recalibrate white supremacy through book bans, policy rollbacks, and violence towards historically targeted groups flourished, the commitment to antiracism waned. 

How do we get back on track? How do we simultaneously center our humanity and need to restore and keep the movement towards liberation going? When we burnout, white supremacy wins. We find working in groups, building community, sometimes just to break bread and be together, makes the work sustainable. Liberation work is collective work, relationship work after all. 

Our 21-Day Challenge is meant to inspire and fuel. We encourage you to gather with fellow learners, old and new, and find new energy through your relationships. Change is hard. Small, persistent steps though, can yield powerful results. The goal is to keep going. Our hope is that on day 22, you won’t say, “Whew, that’s over!” you’ll say, “Wow, we’re on a roll!”  

There's no denying we are deep into a chapter of historic change. In this era of global transformation, we are among those who are pushing for a world that centers everyone's humanity, excludes no one, moves away from a winner/loser approach, acknowledges and repairs harm, builds the skills to do that, and embraces truth telling, relationship, and belonging.

Choose one activity per day...

...to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity.


Encounter new writers and ideas from a range of media sources.


Listen in on the kinds of open, honest conversations that too many of us avoid having.


Watch and learn. We’ve offered everything from short videos to full-length films.


Dive in to resource-rich websites that can inspire and educate you.


Why didn’t I see this sooner? It’s easy to overlook what we’re not looking for.


Follow Racial Justice activists, educators, and organizations on social media.


Engage in racially mixed settings. Be a learner more than a knower.


Flex your skills. Take action to interrupt power and privilege dynamics.


If you have young people in your life, integrate these resources to share and have conversations around.


Reflect on what you choose to do, what you’re learning, and how you are feeling.

Stay Inspired

Create a Soundtrack-4-Justice playlist that fuels you and/or can serve as a conversation starter with people of all ages.

Shoulders We Stand On

Tap into the wisdom of justice educators and activists who've helped us get to where we are now. Here are just a few.

TEN Tips For Success

  1. Organizational leaders, jump to #7 for inspiration
  2. Individuals, start by choosing which tracking tool works for you.
  3. Check out our recommended Day #1 activity to help you think about the connection between comfort level and learning.
  4. Diversify your habits. The tracking chart encourages you to use resources across our many categories.
  5. Some resources are on subscription platforms. If you come upon a resource on a for-fee platform you don't have, just skip past it. We’ve loaded the challenge with free resources with that barrier in mind.
  6. You can do the challenge alone, though we strongly recommend doing it with friends and family, or organization-wide. Antiracism work is relationship work and this is a great tool to deepen relationships old and new.
  7. Click HERE to get inspired by seeing how institutions are adapting the challenge to meet their specific social justice focus
  8. Like our Facebook page. Use it to get ideas as well as share your 21-Day experience with the 21-Day community.
  9. Stay tuned for 21-Day swag and Moore!
  10. Repeat the plan annually! One-and-done's have no place in the ongoing process to create life, liberation, and justice for all.

If you want to stay connected, email 21daychallenge@theprivilegeinstitute.com. We'd love to know how it went for you and your group! 

Thank you for taking on the challenge. We’ll be right here with you, challenging ourselves daily!

Peace and blessings,
The 21-Day Team
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., Debby Irving, Dr. Marguerite W. Penick, Jenni Oliver, Ashleigh Graham