Salisbury University holds 21 day anti-racism challenge for the community
SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury University is making its way through a 21 day anti-racism challenge. “It’s an opportunity for all people to spend three weeks learning about the history of racism and racial oppression in our country,” said SU President Dr. Charles Wight.
Each day participants will receive a short reading or viewing assignment about different aspects of the history of racism and where the fight against it stands now. Those assignments are coupled with prompts where folks can reflect on what they learned. “We’re really setting a foundation of knowledge. Some of the work that we’re going to be doing on campus surrounding identifying inequities and really being more intentional about that – it really requires us to dive deeply into our history,” said SU Chief Diversity Officer Joan Williams.
Williams says the things people will learn from the challenge will go well past the 21 day challenge. Williams say she hopes people will take what they’ve learned from the challenge and carry it for a life time. “This is a journey. It’s a journey where once you finish the challenge, you will be on this continuous journey of learning and having to identify inequities that perhaps you had not seen before,” said Williams.
The challenge is open to everyone, whether you are associated with the university or not. It’s free to take part in and you can start any time. “I personally have found it to be both engaging and enlightening. I’ve learned a lot from the articles and videos. I expect to learn quite a lot more before the 21 days are over,” said Dr. Wight.
To learn more about the challenge and to sign up, click here.