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Racial Justice Challenge

The YWCA of Northeast Kansas offers a month-long learning opportunity with daily suggestions for articles, podcasts and videos. The annual Racial Justice Challenge is a virtual learning tool designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, and encourage community-building and conversation on the four weekly topics.

Sign up now. The Racial Justice Challenge begins April 1.

In addition to accessing the virtual material, participants will have opportunities to join small-group discussions and local events revolving around this year’s weekly topics.

2024 Weekly Topics

Bodily Autonomy

Zoom Discussion Thu, April 4, noon-1pm


Women’s Financial Empowerment

Zoom Discussion Thu, April 11, noon-1pm


Gun Violence

Zoom Discussion Thu, April 18, noon-1pm



Zoom Discussion Thu, April 25, noon-1pm


What to expect

After registering, participants download the app on a phone or device, or visit the website for links to articles, podcasts, short videos, and activities to learn more on each topic. There is an interactive chat where participants around the country can share their thoughts and reactions to each week's topic and each day's specific focus.

Challenge Wrap-Up

Tue, April 30, 7pm we'll host a community-wide event to honor our challenge journey, connect with other participants, and learn from local leaders and experts on the weekly topics covered throughout the month. This evening event will be held in Marvin Auditorium and moderated by Rachel Mipro from the Kansas Reflector.

Racial Justice Book Club

If you are looking for more conversations, the YWCA's Racial Justice Book Club is hosted in partnership with the library. Discussions are guided by YWCA's volunteer racial justice facilitators.

Time: 4th Tuesday of the month* 7-8:30pm
Location: In-person at the library or by Zoom
Contact: Lissa Staley |

*April 2024 – instead of our monthly group discussion, we'll take part in the Racial Justice Challenge and conclude with Challenge Wrap-Up event Tue, April 30.

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