Why Take the Challenge?
In today’s world, change is happening all around us – at an even faster pace than we’ve seen in a long time. Change is inevitable and, often, a good thing. But change isn’t always easy. It means breaking long-standing habits that all of us have created – that includes behaviors, mindsets, and even our environments.
Here at The LOOP, we see health equity as part of the larger social justice solution. In our field, we must recognize bias and how various policies can negatively impact people of color, in particular. We must understand the creation and perpetuation of systemic racism before we can create solutions. Thus, borrowing from the concept created by the America & Moore consulting firm, we are challenging ourselves and our LOOP community to take part in a 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge so we can both take an introspective journey and learn more about the experiences of others.
Starting TODAY, Juneteenth (June 19th), visit our LOOP Facebook page and consider participating in the “Watch,” “Listen,” “Read,” “Notice” or other tasks that will be posted daily. We will close out the challenge on July 9th with an online speaker series featuring a group of experts who will each speak for 8 minutes and 46 seconds exactly in honor of George Floyd.
We hope you’ll take this journey with us!