UNH 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

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The UNH Sustainability Institute and Food Solutions New England are excited to support the UNH community in launching a local version of our popular 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge!

 

What is the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge?

The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge was originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and Debby Irving and has been adapted by Food Solutions New England. The challenge consists of daily email prompts with resources. It is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership.

Who is involved?

We're excited to have broad campus support for this effort. We're working with Hospitality Services, Paul College, Department of Social Work, Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, the Civil Discourse Lab, Waysmeet Center, and Community, Equity, and Diversity.

Interested in planning the Challenge? Contact us! 

Why participate?

Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, to identify ways to dismantle racism and become better leaders for a more just, equitable community.

This is great, I want to participate! How do I sign up?

Please sign up here! We will be updating this site with more details soon and are looking forward to offering this culture-changing work here at UNH!

If you would like to connect with this effort, please email karen.spiller@unh.edu in the UNH Sustainability Institute. 

Ways to Connect

All in-person events have been cancelled. We are working on ways to encourage virtual connection. Please take care and be safe.

21-Day Challenge Launch Webinar: Beyond Words to Action and Resiliency

Each year, Food Solutions New England (FSNE) hosts this webinar to orient attendees to the Challenge! Special guest, Debby Irving, author of the book, Waking Up White and co- author the original Challenge joined FSNE network members this year for the online event. If you missed the live session on March 24, here is the webinar recording.

 

Earth Day and UNH Sustainability Institute

Hear from UNH Sustainability Institute during The UNH Podcats, Episode 74, “Earth Day & The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge”. Learn about and join in the SI and the Challenge’s exciting virtual happenings this month!

 

FSNE’s 21-Day Challenge Discussions: Challenge Fridays

Fridays, April 10, April 17 and April 24

1:00 PM-2:30 PM EST

Food Solutions New England (FSNE) is partnering The Now What?! global gathering to offer a series of live conversations in support of the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge. These calls offer participants in the Challenge an opportunity to share and hear from others about what they are experiencing and learning. The calls are for Challenge participants only and offer a space for personal reflections and emerging new patterns of being and action.

Please RSVP for upcoming calls using these links:  April 10April 17April 24

 

21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge and UNH Celebrate Earth Day

Thursday, April 23

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Join our UNH community for a celebration of Earth Day presented by the Sustainability Institute and its UNH 21-Day partners. Enjoy a cooking demo with UNH’s Chef Todd Sweet, reflect upon the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, what was learned during the Challenge and what action we as the UNH community will embrace. Here is the registration link for the session.

 

What’s in Your Pantry? Survey

UNH Chef Todd Sweet will host a cooking demonstration during the session. He wants to include items in our kitchens-pantries and refrigerator in the recipes he will cook-up! Please complete this survey by Wednesday, April 15 to share what’s in your pantry!

Visit UNH Sustainability Institute for more information and links to register for 21-Day online events. 

You can like 21-Day at UNH SI Facebook and Instagram to see the Dining Hall factoids as posts!!!

 

All in-person events have been cancelled. Please take care and be safe.

 

21-Day Racial Equity Challenge Dialogue Week Two: Reflecting Together Through Shared Values & Visions (cancelled)

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Time:  1:00pm to 2:00pm 
Location: Union Court MUB 2nd floor

The UNH Civil Discourse Lab is collaborating with The Sustainability Institute to host conversations during the Challenge, taking place from March 30 - April 22!  Please join us and take a deeper dive into the Challenge at the MUB Union Court on April 8 at 1:00 PM.

 

21-Day Racial Equity Challenge Dialogue Week Three:  Naming and Framing Issues and Deliberating Actions (cancelled)

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time:  1:00pm to 2:00pm 
Location: 352 Dimond Library, 18 Library Way, Durham, NH 03825

The UNH Civil Discourse Lab is collaborating with The Sustainability Institute to host conversations during the Challenge, taking place from March 31- April 22!  Please join us and take a deeper dive into the Challenge at Room 352 Dimond Library, Thursday, April 16 at 1:00 PM.

 

21-Day Racial Equity Challenge Dialogue Week 4: Reflection, Action, and Sustainable Change (cancelled)

Date: Monday, April 20, 2020
Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm 
Location: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, MUB Room 327, 83 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824

The UNH Civil Discourse Lab is collaborating with The Sustainability Institute to host conversations during the Challenge, taking place from March 31- April 22!  Please join us and take a deeper dive into the Challenge at the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs on April 20th at 1:00 PM.

 

Spring Harvest Dinner and 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge Celebration: An Earth Day Salute (cancelled)

  Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
  Time: 4pm-9pm
  Location: All Dining Halls

More details coming soon!