21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

Protest and Rebellion

black and white photo of crowd of protesters holding signs No Justice No Peace in center

Protests and Rebellions are as old as the United States. When the status quo becomes unbearable to enough people, uprisings pressure those in power to make changes that bring us closer to the Land-of-the-Free promise. We’ve pulled together a reminder that we are in a long struggle that did not begin with this moment and will not end with this moment. Below are resources to inspire us and remind us whose shoulders we stand on and whose sacrifices we are honoring as we continue to educate and activate to demand a more just and humane world. Commit to using one of our suggested resources a day, for 21 days in a row, to deepen your connection to the legacy of protest and rebellion in the name of justice.

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

Choose one activity per day

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.


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.


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.

Tips For Success

  • Use the tracking chart provided below to stay on course. You can drag the image to your desktop and print, or you can access a digital version here and copy it for editing.
  • We think understanding white privilege is a powerful lens into the complexities of doing social justice work, so we’ve focused our resources on that specific issue.
  • Adaptable to all forms of social justice.
  • Can be done individually, with friends and family, or organization-wide.
  • Like our Facebook page. Use it to get ideas as well as share your 21-Day experience with the 21-Day community.
  • Diversify your habits by doing some of each.

* For adaptation ideas and examples of how communities are adapting the challenge to meet their specific social justice focus, click HERE.