YWCA South Florida educates on social justice

YWCA South Florida is marking its centennial by extending its geographical reach. Originally named YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, the organization is expanding its services to Broward County and introducing the 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge.

Held from June 29-July 27, the challenge engages the community in listening, discussing and examining how racism and bias impact their lives with the goal to encourage actions and habits that end racial and social injustice. Daily emails will have participants read an article, listen to a podcast or reflect on a personal experience. Participants can also engage with others taking the challenge in a private Facebook group.

“We have been a voice for marginalized communities for more than a century,” said Kerry-Ann Royes, CEO of YWCA South Florida. “As we look toward the next 100 years, we’re excited to expand our mission footprint through programming and strategic partnerships that ensure all women, girls, and people of color feel respected, powerful and unstoppable. The 21-Day challenge aligns perfectly with this – it gives everyone an opportunity to learn more, look internally and decide how they can stand up for racial equity and social justice in a tangible way.”

The challenge is open to individuals as well as corporations and nonprofit teams. Notable organizations doing the challenge include AARP, Miami-Dade and Broward College and Baptist Health South Florida. So far, more than 870 individuals and 65 organizations have accepted the challenge.

Click here to register.

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