The KIT staff and board are participating in a 21-Day Race Equity Habit Building Challenge as part of our Black Lives Matter action plan. The KIT Diversity Task Force (DTF) has crafted a syllabus to assist in creating effective social justice habits, that are inclusive of the KIT mission, and to inspire our journey of connecting, acting, and reflecting about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our focus includes Black American youth and adults with disabilities, as well as topics relevant to identity overall, such as religion, gender, and LGBTQ+ identity. Our work will include sharing reflections internally to further our understanding and collaboration around these important topics. We are sharing our version for anyone that would like to take the challenge themselves or for your program. The goal of this challenge is to create habits of equitable and anti-racist thinking and behavior.
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“I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in the 21-day Challenge. There is so much about American History that I either didn’t know, or learned inaccurately. These readings have helped shape the context of racial/ethnic/and socio-economic issues facing black and brown people in the US. I learned very early on that history is usually told by the ‘winner’, and these historical facts have changed the narrative and perspective I use to think about inequity. As a result of the readings, I am forming new connections with my work, and thinking more on ways to deliberately portray diversity and equity in the training I facilitate.”
“Participating in the 21-day Equity Challenge has helped me dig deeper, think harder, and listen more closely to experiences and voices that have been silenced for far too long. I feel lucky to be part of an organization that is giving us time to unpack the truths of the past and present that will help us become better advocates and allies to those we serve.”