Special Event

Join Our
21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge
for Higher Education Leaders

You are invited to be part of a very special CUPA-HR 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge © for higher education leaders. The concept of the 21-day challenge was introduced several years ago by diversity expert Eddie Moore, Jr. to create greater understanding of the intersections of race, power, privilege, supremacy, oppression and equity.

The nation — including our students, faculty and staff — is talking about race and the systems that perpetuate racial inequalities, inequities and injustice, as well as the heavy toll those systems have taken on the Black community. It’s critically important that we continue our efforts to move from talk to action on college and university campuses across the country. Creating effective social justice habits is one important way that we can work together to learn and address these incredible challenges.

During August 2020, over 2,500 higher education professionals from across the country participated in this challenge making it one of the highest attended virtual events in CUPA-HR history! Wow! We learned a lot and really enjoyed the opportunity to engage in dialog and discussion. We are very pleased to now offer this challenge for you to use for self-paced and/or small-group learning and engagement!

How Does the Challenge Work?

The 21-day challenge is ideally suited to individuals and small groups. We hope that you will invite others from your campus to participate!

Each week has a theme.
  • Week 1 — History Through the Lens of Race
  • Week 2 — Microaggressions, Whiteness and Implicit Bias
  • Week 3 — The Media and Race
  • Week 4 — Allyship and Action Steps
You'll receive an email each week with resources and discussion prompts.

Every week, participants will be prompted to access:

  • 5 short readings, videos or other resources based on the week's theme — one for each day
  • 3-4 discussion prompts for the week, which can be used for personal reflection and in small-group discussions on campus
  • A link to the recording of a virtual Town Hall that explored the topic and discussion prompts.

On the 21st day of the challenge, participants will receive their final readings for the challenge and a call to action.

Register Now

The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge is open to CUPA-HR members only. All employees at member institutions are considered members of CUPA-HR. Visit our website to learn more about becoming a member.

Participation is free and self-paced. When you register, you'll receive weekly emails to take you through the challenge. Taking the challenge as a group? Please have each individual register separately so each individual receives the email reminders.

CUPA-HR Learning Framework Competencies

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