21 Days of Equity
Apr 15, 2022

The 21 Days of Equity Challenge is back!

In order to fully actualize our promise as a vital community asset, we at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago must commit ourselves, fully and intentionally, to the work of becoming an antiracist, multicultural organization.

That’s why, for the second year in a row, we’re inviting staff and community members to join us for the 21 Days of Equity Challenge, an educational series focused on deepening our understanding of key equity issues affecting our communities.

Designed on the premise that it takes 21 days to form a habit, the 21 Days of Equity Challenge will guide participants through daily activities—including readings, multimedia activities, and solidarity actions—that encourage cross-cultural literacy and reflection.

Taking place from April 30 through May 21, this year’s 21 Days of Equity Challenge will focus specifically on the themes of health equity, economic development, and community safety.

“We at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago are thrilled to bring the 21 Days of Equity Challenge back, reaffirming our commitment to being a place for all to thrive. Change starts with each of us listening, unpacking our biases, and engaging in meaningful dialogue with one another on how to build an antiracist Chicagoland,” said Cherese Ledet, Chief Community Development and Equity Officer.

Join us on the journey of raising consciousness and building healthier, more equitable communities, and take the 21 Days of Equity Challenge pledge.