21 Day Equity Challenge
EQUITY CHALLENGE PLEDGE
By taking the 21-day challenge I pledge to be accountable for my own actions and education. To be accepting of feedback and other points of view. I pledge to do my part to intersect bias in myself and others by vowing to change my future actions. I will take the knowledge that I have learned from this challenge and apply it to my everyday thinking until my habits begin to change.
Read one of the below articles:
Connect with someone who read the opposite article of you, get their perspective compare and contrast the two articles with your partner.
Take notice of conversations that you are having, how often do you have those conversations about race? Who are those conversations with? Why does racism tend to come up in these particular settings?
Have lunch with someone “who is different” from you that you wouldn’t typically have lunch with. Speak to them about this challenge and ask how you can become more inclusive.
Take a minute and journal what you have learned thus far during this challenge and what other knowledge you would like to gain.
Watch the two videos below and reflect on what you learned from them. What resonated? What will you do differently?
Health disparities are a real issue. Take a minute to reflect on your own health. Do you have access to health care? Do you feel that if you needed medical help that you would receive it?
TED talk: “Access ain't inclusion”
Volunteer, engage, or donate to an organization that is invested in diversity and equity.
Take 5 minutes and meditate to give your mind time to relax. You've learned a lot and you deserve a quiet night.
Learn more about you can help advance health equity.
Do your research on organizations in your community, that are working to combat health disparities. Reach out to them and see what you can do to serve. Is it volunteering? Doing research? Working somewhere in the community?
Notice when you become uncomfortable around certain people, why do you become uncomfortable? Is it because of a past personal experience or an unconscious bias?
Take a minute and journal, ask yourself these questions:
- Am I privileged?
- Do I feel more accepting of others now?
- What is one behavior that you can actively commit to changing?
Share your new knowledge with someone that you are close to and let them know why you have enjoyed this challenge.
Inspire someone around you to be the change! Whether it be at work or at home, encourage people to be a change agent for diversity and inclusion.
25 Nov, 2020