We are sure you’ve heard it said that it takes 21 days to form a habit. 21 days of consistent work to make a change. Maybe you’ve tried exercising for 21 days in a row or meditating for 21 days in a row to make it a habit…knowing that the more you exercise and meditate, the better you’ll feel. The same applies to learning and challenging yourself to be an ally and an advocate for change.
That’s why we are introducing the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge for ALSC Members. Modeled after Eddie Moore Jr. and Marguerite Penick-Parks’ 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge © Educator Edition, the idea is to take 10-15 minutes each day to learn—through books, videos, and podcasts—about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as it relates to libraries and library services to children.
Every day for 21 days, you will read, watch, or listen to something related to DEI and reflect. You can journal in a blog or on paper. You can share on social media what you are learning in order to inspire others to also participate in the challenge.
Ready to join? Sign up for our weekly newsletter: https://forms.gle/GjDpQWktWo16J3WAA You will receive resources to visit throughout the week, along with tips and tricks. We will also be sharing suggested activities via the ALSC Twitter account.
Need a tool for tracking/reflecting: 21-Day Challenge Tracking Tool – COPY or DOWNLOAD to use
Come to our wrap up ALSC Chat in April! Registration link to come.
Posted on behalf of the School-Age Programs and Services Committee.
The post address the following ALSC Core Competencies: I. Commitment to Client Group II. Reference and User Services