Day 0 June 14th Watch the YouTube video from Mindy Cowen explaining this challenge. Day 1 June 15th Notice someone that looks different than you do. Day 2 June 16th Be thankful for something that you just notice for the first time. Day 3 June 17th Think a peaceful thought. Day 4 June 18th Say you’re sorry to someone you have been mean to. Day 5 June 19th Draw a picture of what “diversity” means to you (ask a grownup for help). Day 6 June 20th Notice someone else that is different than you and write down something good about them. Day 7 June 21st Read a book about “racism” or listen to the Jr Church read aloud lesson. Day 8 June 22nd Write a poem about people that look different than you do. Day 9 June 23rd Ask a grownup what “prejudice” means. Day 10 June 24th What does “protesting” mean to you? Ask some people for their thoughts. Day 11 June 25th Draw a picture of a powerful person. Day 12 June 26th Look at your picture from yesterday. What does power mean to you? Day 13 June 27th What does the color of your skin say about you? Day 14 June 28th Listen to the Jr Church lesson for today and think about something you learned from it. Day 15 June 29th Share with a grownup some new thoughts you are having about the color of people’s skin. Day 16 June 30th Notice the TV shows you watch. Do the characters look different from you? Day 17 July 1st Listen to a song that is different than you would usually listen to. Day 18 July 2nd Listen to the same song as yesterday and write down how it made you feel. Day 19 July 3rd How will you celebrate the 4th of July? How will people different from you celebrate it? Do some research on different cultures. Day 20 July 4th Think of what independence means to all races. Day 21 July 5th Take a moment to be by yourself and think about what you’ve learned from this challenge. A few weeks later: Share by email to (firstname.lastname@example.org) how this challenge has changed old thought habits.
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