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Office of Diversity & Inclusion

21 Day Challenge

At California State University, Chico, we strive to build a community that takes care of each other. To do that, we start by building habits that help us bring awareness to the inequities and tragedies happening across the country and most importantly, finding tangible actions we can do on a daily basis to build a collective community for change.

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Why be a part of this Racial Equity Challenge?

With the rising tension across the nation after the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many others, protests have been bringing to light the racial inequities that has occurred for centuries. It is easy to feel helpless and hopeless with the saturation of images, videos, and new articles filling our phones or computer screens.

This 21-day Challenge is designed to empower you to use your voice, your influence, and your actions to build opportunities for profound growth and engage in meaningful daily actions that help to build a collective community for change.

We want to provide you with a journey that will:

  • Meet you at your own pace and time. Feel like you do not have time? No problem, each challenge is designed to meet your needs, your timeline, and will provide options that will help you create your own personal plan.
  • Help you explore racial equity in the United States to better understand how to increase your own personal knowledge.
  • Develop tangible actions over the course of 21 days to help build habitual small actions that help to build a collective community of change.
  • Engage in meaningful and transformational conversations on racism and equity.

Sign Up for this 21-Day Challenge:
Begins October 5, 2020
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Let’s build a collective community for change together!
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The History Behind this Challenge

Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. and Debby Irving came together to design a habit building challenge that has been adopted all across the nation as a tool to help begin a journey of self-exploration, tangible daily actions, and intentional conversations to help integrate equity and social justice into everyday life.

“Have you ever made a successful change in your life? Perhaps you wanted to exercise more, eat less, or change jobs? Think about the time and attention you dedicated to the process. A lot, right? Change is hard. Creating effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of power, privilege and leadership is like any lifestyle change. Setting our intentions and adjusting what we spend our time doing is essential. It’s all about building new habits. Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started. The good news is, there’s an abundance of resources just waiting to empower you to be a more effective player in the quest for justice.” 

The founders of the 21-day Challenge for Racial Equity and Social Justice


This website has been adapted from Cuesta College who was able to successfully implement a pilot program in the Fall of 2019. For more information, please find links and resources below.

Cuesta College

Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.

Debby Irving