A SPECIAL INVITATION

UNITING TO LEARN AND GROW TOGETHER

The 21-DAY RACIAL EQUITY HABIT-BUILDING CHALLENGE

Palo Alto residents and the Palo Alto Unified School District Community are invited to participate in the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge.


The 21-Day Challenge is a powerful opportunity for shared learning and growth and invites the Palo Alto Community to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and community.


For 21 days students, parents, staff, and the community at large are challenged to do one action each day to deepen community connections and further their understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity and the role they play in the experiences of Black, Indigenous, People of Color. Participants will be asked to read a short article, watch a video, or listen to a podcast designed to build understanding and habits that will advance racial and social justice in our personal lives and community.An emphasis will be placed on racial equity as it relates to Black people in honor of Black History Month.


Join the Challenge by registering at https://tinyurl.com/PAEquityChallenge and post #PAEquityChallenge on your preferred social media site and challenge at least two people to join you in the journey to enlightenment. There is no cost to participate; open to anyone who is interested in building a community that is inclusive and accepting of all individuals regardless of the color of their skin or background.


Participants will receive a link to the PAUSD engagement website that will include instructions and all the details for participation. The challenge can be done individually, with friends and family, or organization-wide.


OVERVIEW OF CHALLENGE- LEARN. REFLECT.ACT


Participants will be provided with one short task to complete each day for 21 straight days.

Each daily activity is ~15 minutes: short, engaging & thought-provoking. Expect to:


  • Use the Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge website to read, listen, watch, notice, connect, engage, act, reflect, and stay inspired

  • Use a reflection sheet to stay on course; record your journey, what you did and the impact, takeaway, or action that resulted

  • Engage in discussion on the discussion board

  • Join the culminating celebration at the end of the 21-Day Challenge

The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

Monday, Feb. 1st, 8am to Monday, March 1st, 6pm

This is an online event.

Registrants will receive further instructions along with the participation website before February 1st.


Registration: https://tinyurl.com/PAEquityChallenge

General Themes


Microaggressions

White Privilege/Supremacy Culture

Racial Identity

Unconscious Bias

Racial Justice

Racial Trauma on BIPOC

Income Inequality

Redlining/Housing Inequality

Racism and social determinants for health

Racial Wealth Gap

Educational Inequality

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Intersectionality (LGTBQ+ /Disability)

Building a Race Equity Culture

Being an Ally


WE ARE PALO ALTO!

For help in getting your entire organization set up, email Yolanda "Lana" Conaway at equityhelp@pausd.org