Special Event

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

August 3-31, 2020

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.

How Will 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 register for the challenge!

Each week will have 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 Monday with resources and discussion prompts.

Every Monday morning in August, 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 will guide our conversations during the virtual town hall meetings and may be used for small-group discussions on campus
  • A link to register for the weekly town hall discussion
Each Thursday, we'll host a Town Hall discussion.

Every Thursday in August, an informal virtual town hall discussion will be facilitated by higher ed HR leaders from across the country.

Facilitators will provide their perspectives regarding the articles and discussion prompts and will invite participants to share and engage with one another. Please note that although space in the virtual town halls is limited, the recordings will be available to all challenge participants.

The 21st day of the challenge will be Monday, August 31. On this day, participants will receive their final readings for the challenge and a call to action. At the end of the program, the readings, videos, discussion prompts and archived town halls will be available to all CUPA-HR members for self-paced and small group interactions throughout the year.

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. Those not already on your institution's membership roster can add themselves. The process is quick and easy!)

Participation is free, but you must register to participate. 

We look forward to being part of this journey with you!

CUPA-HR Learning Framework Competencies

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