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21-Day Racial Justice Challenge

July 6: Day 1. Read the PC(USA) churchwide anti-racism policy, “Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community,” at facingracism.org.

July 7: Day 2. Study the Week One lesson from the Facing Racism Study Guide.

July 8: Day 3. Watch an updated version of the Clark doll experiment, which explores how early-in-life ideas of racial inferiority and superiority are internalized. (Additional item: read this story from the Boston Globe about impermanence.)

July 9: Day 4. Study the Week Two lesson from the Facing Racism Study Guide.

July 10: Day 5. Read the resolution of the 223rd General Assembly of the PC(USA) on environmental racism.

July 11: Day 6. Watch the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s webinar, “Impact of Environmental Injustice on Low Income and Communities of Color.”

July 12: Day 7. Read what youth at the 2016 Triennium learned about environmental racism.

July 13: Day 8. Study the Week Three lesson from the Facing Racism Study Guide.

July 14: Day 9. Choose a resource on the Doctrine of Discovery to read from facingracism.org.

July 15: Day 10. Watch the PBS documentary “Unspoken: America’s Native American Boarding Schools.”

July 16: Day 11. Take the awareness test. Go out and change what you notice.

July 17: Day 12. Study the Week Four lesson from the Facing Racism Study Guide.

July 18: Day 13. Read the Confession of Belhar. Reflect on how your church is using and living into it.

July 19: Day 14. Visit the Presbyterian Intercultural Network’s website. Connect with a chapter near you or inquire about creating one.

July 20: Day 15. Study the Week Five lesson from the Facing Racism Study Guide.

July 21: Day 16. Watch the TED Talk “How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them” by Verna Myers.

July 22: Day 17. Read “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh.

July 23: Day 18. Study the Week Six lesson from the Facing Racism Study Guide.

July 24: Day 19. Notice the structures and practices in your church. Raise questions about how they help or hinder racial equity.

July 25: Day 20. Engage: Suggest studying the Facing Racism Study Guide as a church or mid council to your leaders.

July 26: Day 21. Act: Commit to doing the challenge again. Invite someone to join you.