Take the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

The State Bar of Nevada invites attorneys to join other lawyers across the nation in participating in the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge.

What is the 21-Day Challenge?

Done individually and at your own pace, the 21-Day Challenge guides participants through a professionally curated list of reading and viewing recommendations designed to help augment one’s awareness, empathy, compassion and determination to stand for racial equality.

The recommended assignments are short, typically taking 15-20 minutes each day. The list includes media focused on the Black American experience, with perspectives on Black history, identity and culture, but it also specifically includes perspectives from Black lawyers in America, as well as assignments that explore how lawyers of all races can and must share in the work of bringing greater racial equity to the profession of law.

How do I participate?

The 21-Day Challenge is a personal experience. To participate, simply check the assignment list below and read or watch the recommended content.

You may also sign up for daily emails from Feb. 1 through Feb. 21 with links to each day’s recommended media.

For the best experience, the ABA recommends forming reading circles to check in weekly and discuss the powerful and thought-provoking content explored for each of the challenge’s three weeks.

For more information about the history, creation and goals of the challenge, visit the ABA’s 21-Day Challenge website.

The 21-Day Challenge Assignment List:

Day 1: Read New York Times Article

Day 2: Read New Yorker Article

Day 3: Read Bloomberg Law Article

Day 4: Watch Ted Talk

Day 5: Read ABA Journal Article

Day 6: View Buzzfeed Picture Gallery

Day 7: Watch Ted Talk

Day 8: Read National SEED Project Paper

Day 9: Read Article from The Guardian

Day 10: Read Law.com Post

Day 11: Read Harvard Business Law Article

Day 12: Watch Ted x Video

Day 13: Read Atlantic Article

Day 14: Listen to Seeing White Podcast

  • John Biewen, Seeing White (14-part series podcast, 2017), S2 E2: How Race Was Made

Day 15: Read Harvard Business Review Article

Day 16: Read Article from Yale Insights

Day 17: Read Article from the Harvard Business Review

Day 18: Read CNN Article

Day 19: Read Everyday Feminism Article

Day 20: Watch Short Animated Film “Hair Love”

  • Hair Love, Oscar®-Winning Short Film (Full), Sony Pictures Animation, YouTube (Dec. 5, 2019)

Day 21: Listen to On the Media Podcast

Additional Recommended Media: