What is the Westchester Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge?

United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) teams with the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester and YWCA Yonkers to offer the annual 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge and quarterly 5-Day Social Justice Journeys for Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley. The Challenge is part of a national movement to engage communities in anti-racist work. 

The 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge is a 21-day learning and self-discovery journey that aims to help develop more effective social justice habits around issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. There is no cost to participate in the self-guided Challenge. Similarly, the 5-Day Social Justice Journeys provide comprehensive looks into specific social justice issues such as criminal justice, education, and public health over the course of 5 days.

The 21-Day Equity Challenge was originally developed in 2014 by speaker and educator Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., who created the concept as a way for participants to build habits of seeing and addressing racial inequity. In 2015, Food Solutions New England adapted the challenge as an annual way for their supporters to learn about racism in relation to the work the organization does. Since then, many companies and organizations have adapted their model to highlight inequities and injustices in communities across the country.

Why Participate in the Westchester Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge?

Gain a Deeper Understanding

of how the inequities that exist from race, power, privilege, supremacy, and oppression of individuals and communities.

Foster Personal Reflection

of one’s own racial identity and how it shapes their experiences with racism and discrimination.

Develop a Willingness

to confront racial inequities and social injustices,

Learn Actionable Next Steps

to take action to address racial injustice.

Join the Racial Equity
& Social Justice Challenge

The Westchester Racial Justice and Social Justice Challenge is presented by