WABI, News Center report on Racial Justice Challenge

News Center Maine reported on the Racial Justice Challenge hosted by the University of Maine Raymond H. Fogler Library and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. Each day during the Aug. 3–7 online event, participants will receive an email with several tasks designed for them to learn, listen, share and take action regarding race, racism and anti-racism. “Where our hope is, is that instead of saying, ‘Here’s a checklist, here’s the top 100 things you can do to be anti-racist,’ we’re saying that it involves some work of self-reflection and diving deep within yourself,” said organizer and UMaine director of diversity and inclusion Anila Karunakar. WABI shared that more than 2,500 people had signed up to take the challenge designed by Karunakar, Madelyn Woods, Ph.D. student in Earth and Climate Sciences; and Jen Bonnet, social sciences and humanities librarian. Anyone interested in participating can register and complete the challenge at their own pace. For more information, contact Bonnet, jenbonnet@maine.edu.