A Call to Action: Creating Effective Social Justice Habits

Zachary M. Kimmel
It’s not enough merely to acknowledge racial bias or inequities. We must all engage it and educate ourselves in detecting it.

It’s not enough merely to acknowledge racial bias or inequities. We must all engage it and educate ourselves in detecting it.

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Typically, firm-wide emails are the type of thing I glance at and move on. However, early this year, that consistent practice was turned on its head. Like many others, I received an email with the subject line—a call to action—sent by an attorney I deeply admire. The email, authored by Vanessa Kelly, expressed feelings of sadness and grief amid the recent death of George Floyd and shared the details of an interactive challenge meant to mobilize change—the 21-Day Equity Habit Building Challenge© pioneered by Dr. Eddie Moore. The challenge paired each of the 21 days with an equity building resource geared toward challenging the participant’s fundamental perspective concerning race dynamics in the United States.

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