A trusted organization, the history of the YWCA is widely known. Its ongoing mission towards eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all, has generated many programs reflecting the organization’s dedication to that mission. The YWCA of Greater Cleveland’s actions toward progress has led to programs like It’s Time to Talk. Now in its fifth year, It’s Time to Talk is an annual one-day forum where individuals, and representatives of businesses and organizations engage in conversations about race and unconscious bias. In partnership with the YWCA, Cleveland Public Library and the Ohio Center for the Book made available book club discussion sets for those wanting to continue the conversation.
Taking action to build even more awareness of racial equity and social justice, and to effect change, the YWCA of Greater Cleveland has adapted a 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge where the goal is to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. There will be daily email prompts sent to participants with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience and more.
Before Day 1, participants will receive an introductory email explaining the purpose of the challenge and a Challenge Reflection Log. The challenge starts on Friday, March 1 and will continue weekdays (Monday-Friday) through March 29. Participants will receive daily emails containing challenge options. Sign Up for the 21-day challenge
More about the It’s Time to Talk Book Club Discussion Sets.