21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

About the Challenge

21 Day Racial Equity Challenge

We would like to invite you to join the 2022 Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge. The challenge is intended to engage faculty and staff in learning about racial injustice and advocating for anti-racism.

The concept of the 21-Day Challenge was introduced by Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. to create a greater understanding of the intersections of race, power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity.

This 21-Day Challenge is intentionally crafted to focus on the diverse Latinx experience. We recognize that Latinx communities are truly diverse across race, language, culture, history, and experiences today. We hope to build deeper knowledge and awareness about the diversity of experiences within the broader Latinx communities to better understand and serve our students. 


Curriculum

The 21-Day Challenge invites participants to complete a curriculum of daily short assignments, typically taking less than an hour a day.  The challenge will last five weeks, beginning the week of March 21 with group discussions, held virtually, occurring Friday afternoons from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.  

Complete this form to Sign Up for the 21-Day Challenge

Week 1 – Friday, March 25

Focus:

  • Overview of the Program, Terminology and Language

Discussion Facilitators: 

  • Planning Committee Members
Week 2 - Friday, April 1

Focus:

  • History

Discussion Facilitators: 

  • Gabriela González, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Omar Valerio-Jimenez, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History
Week 3 – Friday, April 8

Focus:

  • Colorism and Anti-Blackness

Discussion Facilitators: 

  • Marc D. Perry, Ph.D., Associate Professor of African American Studies, Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Marco Cervantes, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mexican American Studies Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Week 4 – Friday, April 15

Focus:

  • Current Issues impacting Latinx Communities

Discussion Facilitators: 

  • Roger Enriquez, Associate Professor & Executive Director, Criminology & Criminal Justice, College for Health, Community & Policy, Westside Community Partnerships
  • Damaris Ibarra, Assistant Director of the Dreamers Resource Center
Week 5 – Friday, April 22

Focus:

  • Allyship and Action Steps

Discussion Facilitators: 

  • Victoria Lopez-Herrera, Senior Associate Director, Campus Recreation
  • Courtney Balderas, Director for Student Diversity and Inclusion, Division of Student Life, Trinity University

Planning Committee

The planning committee for the 21 Day Challenge is comprised of the following team members.

  • Traci Guinn Buckley, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Excellence 
  • Alvin Curette, Ed.D., Interim Director, Student Assistance Services 
  • Laura Munroe, Executive Director, Campus Recreation 
  • Brandi Scott, Ph.D., Director, Multicultural Student Center for Equity and Justice 
  • Victoria Lopez-Herrera, Senior Associate Director, Campus Recreation