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Feeling Like a Challenge?

On August 19, members of the OTP program committee enjoyed a Zoom meeting with Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. to learn how the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenges came into being. There are several Challenges geared toward different age and interest groups.

If you're involved in sports or have done some self-improvement, you will probably be familiar with the format—repeating a good habit with intention for 21 days (or longer) can begin to cement that habit in your life. Dr. Moore's experience as a coach made this a familiar format, and he has partnered with others to develop the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge.

The Challenges provide resources under headings such as read, listen, watch, notice, connect, engage, act, reflect and inspire accompanied by a tracking sheet for anyone complete a Challenge either on their own or with a group. The resources vary depending on the type of Challenge you select.

Every day you select one resource from the many options, and make notes for yourself or to share with others. Ultimately, having a discussion group is the goal—resources to be explored together.

Dr. Moore was realistic about the state of racial equity writ large. There is a lot of hard work to be done, and 21 days represents just a start to a much longer and more complex process. Sometimes having a well-organized place to start is just the thing to get going.

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