21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge ©

The Judicial Division is proud to announce our 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge ©.  The Challenge invites members to complete a syllabus of short, daily assignments (typically taking 15-30 minutes), that include readings, videos, and more. The 21-Day Challenge concept was conceived several years ago by Eddie Moore, Jr. to advance deeper understandings of the intersections of race, power, privilege, supremacy and oppression.   We are grateful to him for publicly sharing and encouraging others to use this concept as an educational tool. 

We will pursue the Challenge over the month of September and look forward to spending the month engaging ourselves and our fellow JD members in learning and advancing in our quests for justice. We will follow the syllabus below, that has been adapted from the ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law’s challenge earlier this summer.

We invite you to join us every other week in September for a discussion of the readings that will help us engage in diversity and equality work and bring what we are learning more deeply into our work and our lives.  These discussions will be approximately one hour, though we encourage you to attend for even a small portion if you can.

The Challenge is voluntary, and participation in the Challenge shall not be construed as agreement with every word of every assignment nor a commitment by any person to a particular professional position or strategy.  While it is not the intention of the Challenge to cause offense, some participants may be offended by some language used in the lessons. There is no requirement to complete the assignments to participate and participants can opt-out at any point.

If you plan to participate in the Challenge, you can use this form to sign-up. We will not be posting names of participants without your permission, but we would like to maintain a count of participants.

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  • September 2nd is facilitated by Shenique A. Moss, (Deputy Legal Counsel, Executive Office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Lansing, MI) and the Honorable David K. Thomson (Associate Justice, New Mexico Supreme Court)
  • September 16th is facilitated by The Honorable Willie J. Epps, Jr. (Magistrate Judge, W. D. MO.) and The Honorable James G. Gilbert (Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Postal Service)
  • September 30th is facilitated by The Honorable Toni E. Clarke (Ret., Upper Marlboro, MD), The Honorable Ernestine Gray (Juvenile Court, New Orleans, LA), and Prof. Gregory Parks (Wake Forest University, North Carolina)

21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge is the registered copyright of America & Moore, LLC. 2014. 

Syllabus: 21-day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge © 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

  • Project Implicit, Implicit Association Test (IAT), (This exercise requires navigating the sign up for the tests, which includes answering a series of questions for the researchers, but it is recommended that everyone do at least these tests: RaceSkin Tone, and Weapons-Race. Also, everyone is encouraged to add these tests if you are able: Asian American, Native American, and Arab-Muslim.)

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

  • John Biewen, Seeing White (14-part series podcast, 2017),  S2 E14: Transformation (44 minutes, 10 seconds)
    • or, if pressed for time:
      • John Biewen, Seeing White (14-part series podcast, 2017),  S2 E1: Turning the Lens (16 minutes, 30 seconds)

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Day 15

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20

Day 21

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