What is the Challenge?
The URMC 21-Day Race Equity Challenge is inspired by Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.'s 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge and organized by the Association of Residents and Fellows (AMRF) in partnership with the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI). This challenge is intended as a self-guided learning tool for all URMC students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff who are at all stages and levels of familiarity with DEI initiatives and offers an open and safe environment for discussion and reflection. The challenge consists of 5 major parts and a reflection on each: read, watch, listen, notice, and act.
This is a 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge brought to you by the Association of Residents and Fellows (AMRF) in partnership with the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI). The goal of this challenge is to engage the URMC community in an open and safe environment to foster diversity, equity and inclusion. The daily challenge consists of either reading, listening and watching followed by learning, reflection and action.
Why does it matter?
Participating provides an opportunity for the broader URMC community to develop a deeper understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives while building more thoughtful habits around DEI efforts in their personal and professional environments. Join as a community and explore ways to foster an antiracist community through shared experiences. Come for discussion, camaraderie, and to reflect
To be an agent of change, you are provided with tools to help develop a deeper understanding of the DEI initiatives. Join and explore how to be antiracist.
Who is this Challenge for?
URMC alumni, students, faculty and staff can participate.
How does the Challenge work?
1) Commit to 21-days of learning with the URMC 21-Day Equity Challenge.
2) Take a few minutes each day to explore the resources below and gain new perspectives on DEI from various resources
3) Invite friends, colleagues, family members and more to participate with you.
4) Create a department group to digest the information you are learning
5) Discuss these ideas with a group and reflect on the presented themes and ideas.
6) At the end of your 21 days, you should be able to implement these important lessons into your daily life and ensure a more equitable, inclusive environment for all in the spaces you occupy.
How do I participate?
For 21 days, do one action to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity. Come for discussion, camaraderie, and to meet.