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Experiencing the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Experiencing the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

Alexis Cinq-Mars, VP Diversity & Inclusion, ACCSA

Black History Month is filled with plenty of opportunities to learn more about black history and the beautiful culture surrounding the community. Many of us witnessed black history in 2020 when the largest protest in the world stood up against racism for the tragic loss of George Floyd. The Black Lives Matter movement continues to thrive today, and I will be spending the month of February reflecting and educating myself through the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge.

My two main resources for this will be linked below so you can follow along and join the challenge if you’re interested. As your Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, anti-racist practice and humanitarianism is extremely important in my working relationship with the college community. My goal is to further my knowledge and maybe participate in activism I come across in my research.

The first link will be filled with plenty of options to read, listen, watch, notice, and connect with resources regarding racial equity. The second is focused on acknowledging biases and thought patterns that may be unhelpful as well as some really cool self-reflections for your own development in anti-racist critical thinking. Many of the links are American based but as Canada does have a close relationship and extremely diverse population, I encourage you all to check them out if you have the time.

I hope to see you in the comment section of our social media posts:

Facebook @ACCStudentsAssociation

Instagram @accsamb

I will be sharing my journey and findings during the 21-day racial equity challenge. Happy Black History month!

Alexis Cinq-Mars, VP Diversity & Inclusion, ACCSA




Resources from Assiniboine Community College are available here: