21-Day Social and Racial Justice Challenge

The UMMSM Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement invites you to participate in the inaugural 21-Day Social & Racial Justice Challenge. The challenge is designed to create a dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with race, power, privilege, and leadership. Below you will find a selection of readings, podcasts, movies, and an opportunity to reflect on your personal experience and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. At the end of the 21 day challenge you will join Dr. Nanette Vega in a facilitated conversation between members of this group to create new levels of understanding, relating and action.

We will officially begin on Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr Day, A day ON not OFF, Monday, January 18, 2021. Before you begin please read the below.

  • See attached document with list of articles and videos. You are committing to reading or viewing from the list every day. *Please note this is not a comprehensive list. Feel free to include readings/videos/podcast of your own related to the challenge.
  • Keep a daily journal to record your reactions to readings/videos/books/podcast. See attached journal with prompt questions to get you started. This journal is for you and you only.

Please reach out to Dr. Nanette Vega if you have any questions.