Racial Equity

First 5 San Mateo is committed to working to end systemic racism

Working to counteract racism, create opportunity for all children, and promote equity has been integral to the work of First 5 San Mateo County from our beginning more than 20 years ago. The events of the past year—including both the racial justice movement sparked by the tragic death of George Floyd and the coronavirus pandemic that has disproportionately affected Black and Latino families—makes this work more urgent than ever.

21 Day Equity Challenge

In 2020, we issued ourselves the 21 Day Equity Challenge to further our personal understanding of and commitment to ending systemic racism. We invite our partners across the county to do the same.

How It Works

For 21 days, take one step to further your understanding of power, privilege, white supremacy, oppression, and equity. Each day, choose to read, listen, watch, notice, connect, engage, or act. Try to diversify your habits across categories.

Record your process using the PDF linked below or a journal of your choosing.

This is based on the 21-day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge from Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., Debbie Irving, and Dr. Marguerite Penick Parks. Learn more at the link below.

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