YWCA Central Maine Launches Stand Against Racism Challenge

LEWISTON — Formerly known as the 21-Day Challenge for Racial Equity and Social Justice, the Stand Against Racism: A Virtual Community of Growth Challenge is the same program developed by YWCA and adapted nationally.

The challenge is an opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. This year, YWCA will investigate critical race theory, living wages, representation in film and television, and reproductive justice, according to a press release from YWCA Central Maine.

Participants can download an app to their phone or visit the challenge website to view articles, podcasts, videos, activities and more.

The SAR Challenge will go live on Monday, April 4 and will continue on weekdays until May 2.

Participating in an activity like this helps participants discover the impact of racial injustice and social injustice on their community, connect with one another, and identify action steps to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.

Since its launch in 2019, more than 30,000 participants from 48 states have taken up the challenge. This year, 65 YWCAs across the country are working together to provide space for conversation. Spanish content will also be available for the first time this year.

Registration is open online at ywcamaine.org and facebook.com/ywcamaine.

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