Madison County organization joins Racial Equity Challenge


PETERBORO — In the follow-up to the February series Black History Matters, the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum is encouraging participation in Dr. Ernie Moore’s 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge.

The NAHOF website will provide the link to Moore’s self-paced program, which starts on Monday, April 5. To access the Challenge, visit and select the 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge.

The free program provides several modes of accessing information delivered each day. The programs of the first week includes “Understanding Systemic Racism,” “The Effects of Racism,” “Understanding Bias, Understanding Privilege,” and “Cultural Competence.”

A tracking tool is supplied to personalize and chart individual progress. The 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge was created by Moore and co-developed with Debby Irving, and Dr. Marguerite Penick.

The plan has been adopted by organizations, associations, and corporations in the nation and world. Moore is the director of The Privilege Institute in Green Bay, Wisc. He created the challenge to not only help people better understand issues surrounding equity, inclusion, privilege, leadership, and supremacy but also to do so in a way that would build a habit of learning by stretching it over 21 days.

NAHOF said it is pleased to offer this 21-Day Challenge in partnership with Moore. As participants engage in the various activities over the next 21 days, they are encouraged to tag, comment, and follow 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge on Facebook.

Moore received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies with research on Black football players at Division III colleges in the Midwest. For 10 years Moore served as director of diversity at Brooklyn Friends School in Brooklyn and The Bush School in Seattle, Wash. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity, privilege, and leadership training, and workshops.

NAHOF honors antislavery abolitionists, their work to end slavery, and the legacy of that struggle, and strives to complete the second, and ongoing abolition.

The NAHOF is located in historic Peterboro in the 200-year-old building in which abolitionists held the inaugural meeting of the New York State Antislavery Society in 1835.

The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark is an Underground Railroad site just down the street.

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