ARLINGTON-MANSFIELD AREA AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS PARTNER TO LAUNCE A 21-DAY RACIAL EQUITY CHALLENGE
There’s an old adage that says it takes three weeks to form a new habit or break an old one. To that end, multiple Arlington-Mansfield area agencies and organizations are teaming up and encouraging citizens to join them for a 21-Day Challenge to learn more about racial equity, to promote unity, and to combat divisiveness in our communities.
These days, we repeatedly hear words and phrases like “systemic racism,” “privilege,” and “bias.” But what do these terms actually mean? Are they real? What do they look like in the real world? How can they be harmful?
The 21-Day Challenge seeks to define these and other issues in a way that’s both convenient and easy to understand to help build awareness and empower citizens to take steps to make their communities a better place for all.
Each day during the Challenge, participants will be presented with a different topic and be asked to take 15-20 minutes to read an article, watch a video, or listen to a podcast about that topic. All of the material has been pre-selected and approved by a board made up of police, education, and cultural professionals. After they’ve completed each daily challenge, participants can reflect upon what they’ve learned via the Arlington-Mansfield Area (AMA) 21-Day Challenge website and social media pages.
The AMA 21-Day Challenge is set to kick off on June 19, 2021. Those who register will receive a daily email with links to the topics and materials for that day. To sign up for the Challenge, please visit the click here.
Participating organizations include the City of Arlington, Arlington Police Department, Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA, Arlington ISD, City of Mansfield, Mansfield Police Department, and Bridging the Gap in the Arlington Community.