JOIN MACDL MEMBERS in the ABA’s 21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge. We will read the materials, split up into four separate sections, and meet weekly to discuss. Discussion dates are: July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd, July 29th (Wednesdays from 4–5pm). Please register in advance for this meeting:

ZOOM Link to Register for the Challenge

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

“The goal of the Challenge is to assist each of us to become more aware, compassionate, constructive, engaged people in the quest for racial equity. It transcends our roles as lawyers. It is, of course, completely voluntary to do, and participation in the Challenge shall not be construed as agreement with every word of every assignment nor a commitment by any person to a particular professional position or strategy. Further, participants are free to opt out of participating along the way. There is no grade at the end of the Challenge. While it is not the intention of the Challenge to cause offense, some participants may be offended by some language used in the lessons.

The Challenge invites participants to complete a syllabus of 21 short assignments (typically taking 15-30 minutes), over 21 consecutive days, that include readings, videos or podcasts. It has been intentionally crafted to focus on the Black American experience. The assignments seek to expose participants to perspectives on elements of Black history, identity and culture, and to the Black community’s experience of racism in America. Even this focus on Black Americans cannot possibly highlight all of the diversity of experiences and opinions within the Black community itself, much less substitute for learnings about any other community of color. This syllabus is but an introduction to what we hope will be a rewarding journey that extends far beyond the limits of this project.” American Bar Association

Syllabus: 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge©

Discussion 1:  Wednesday July 8, 2020  at 4:00  (Day 1-5 of Syllabus)

Discussion 2, Wednesday July 15, 2020 at 4:00 (Day 6-10 of Syllabus)

Discussion 3, Wednesday July 22, 2020 at 4:00 (Day 11-15 of Syllabus)

Discussion 4: Wednesday July 29th, 4:00 (Day 16-21 of Syllabus)