Theory and History
The program is built upon the work of Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and his 21-day Challenge framework.
A planning committee, coordinated by Haverford's Human Resources department, convened in the fall of 2020 to organize a 21-Day Challenge for Haverford, a program that encourages participants to incorporate a daily habit of engagement with antiracism. In March of 2021 they ran a pilot program with an initial nine participants, many of whom stayed on to facilitate the next phase. In May of 2021, close to 200 Haverford staff and faculty participated in a 21-Day Challenge. What the organizers heard from participants afterwards was excitement to find ways to engage–many of which can be found on our main IDEA page–and a strong interest in continuing self-education and mutual support.
In the summer and fall of 2021, a few organizers and participants worked together on a proposal to continue the effort in a sustainable and meaningful way. With input from a number of people and support from Norm Jones, Interim CDO, this new, simple, on-going version of the program was launched in the Spring of 2022.
Thanks for joining the effort. Your participation and commitment are very important.
Not pictured: Milana Thomas.