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YWCA Greater Cincinnati hosting 21-day racial equity challenge

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Posted at 5:16 PM, Feb 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-28 17:16:50-05

CINCINNATI — The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati is hosting a 21-day challenge to educate participants on the history of racism and taking action in the community.

The YWCA said it takes 21 days to form a habit. They’re hoping participants will make a habit of helping people form better, more educated thoughts and actions when it comes to racial inequality and injustice.

Those who register will get several resources in their email every morning for 21 days. Resources include articles, podcasts, videos -- all to encourage people to take action. The weekly topics include reparations, sports, gender-based violence and environmental racism.

YWCA executive vice president Debbie Brooks said nearly 50 YWCA’s across the country and 30,000 people participated last year. This will be the first time Greater Cincinnati hosts the challenge.

“Sadly, most of us, most all of us did not receive the education that was needed around our true history and how racial inequity played out over the years...helps participants build the habit of educating ourselves on these issues, and beginning to look at what actions they can take in our community and beyond,” Brooks said.

The 21-day challenge starts Monday. Registration is open on the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati website. You can sign up at any point during the challenge.