21-Week Racial Equity Challenge

Welcome to the 21-week Racial Equity Challenge

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Diversity scholar Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. [eddiemoorejr.com] created the 21-Day Challenge concept to promote a deeper understanding of race, power, privilege, supremacy, and oppression. The UNMC Department of Medicine has modified this challenge to create a 21-week program in collaboration with the Office of Inclusion. You can subscribe to receive weekly emails with suggested articles, podcasts, and webinars that will help you raise awareness, compassion, understanding, and engagement towards racial equity. You can get a lapel pin from the Office of Inclusion that will represent your commitment towards working towards racial equity and understanding the experience of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who are your colleagues, friends, patients, and community members Track your progress here.

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Week One: Learning about antiracism and bias
Week Two: The tumultuous relationship of Black women and medicine
Week Three: Addressing the rise in anti-Asian racism
Week Four: Remembering Cesar Chavez and the impact of Covid-19 on Latinx Meatpacking, Poultry and Agricultural workers
Week Five: Mental Health Impacts of Police Brutality and Addressing Racial Disparities in Policing
Week Six: The History and Impacts of Redlining
Week Seven: April is Arab American Heritage Month
Week Eight: Natives in Solidarity Against the Dakota Access Pipeline
Week Nine: DEI in Science Education and Healthcare
Week Ten: Interfaith Dialogue
Week Eleven: Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 
Week Twelve: Continued awareness: Asian and Pacific Islander Awareness Month
Week Thirteen: Continued awareness: AAPI Awareness Month Week 3 
Week Fourteen: Pride and LGBTQ+ People of Color 
Week Fifteen: Pride and Junteenth Edition  


How can YOU be antiracist?

Visit unmc.edu/diversity for the UNMC McGoogan Library resources on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

UNMC has zero tolerance for racist behavior by employees, visitors and patients. If you or your family are struggling, the House Officer Assistance Program is a cost-free, confidential program committed to the health and well-being of all UNMC house officers and their partners.

To order more pins, contact Amber Dib at amber.dib@unmc.edu.
Developed by Drs. Kate-Lynn Muir and Jasmine Marcelin, UNMC Department of Internal Medicine

ENOUGH Pin - This pin represents our commitment to stand with our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) trainees, patients, colleagues and friends in the fight to end systemic racism, injustice, police brutality and health disparities.