- Margaret J. Wheatley, “It’s An Interconnected World”
Over the next 20 days, we will be discussing topics that aren’t always talked about in public spaces, often because they are awkward or uncomfortable. Our collective discomfort is a sign that we have more work to do on these issues. An open exchange of ideas and a willingness to listen to one another is crucial to our community well-being.
One of the main goals of this 21-Day Equity Challenge is to raise awareness of inequity and racism occurring in our communities and to explore how they affect us and our neighbors.
Self-reflection is key to our ability to improve ourselves and learn from our past mistakes. By looking at our thoughts, feelings, and emotions from a more neutral perspective, we continue to grow and deepen our understanding of ourselves and others.
Self-reflection can also help us develop new skills and recognize the strengths we already have. It’s important to evaluate the way we do things in order to find the most effective strategy for the future.
Journaling throughout this challenge is a great way to reflect on what you’re learning and how your ideas and opinions are evolving. Each day of the challenge will include a few questions to consider during your journaling. If you’d like, you can even download and save a PDF of each day’s journal questions to record your thoughts and follow your equity journey over time. You don’t have to share these journal entries with anyone; they are meant only for your personal self-reflection and growth. But your answers might be a good starting point for group discussions, if you’re participating in this challenge as part of a team.