About the Project

Cultivating Justice: A Quest Toward Racial Equity is a collection of projects and resources made by and for people in the Cedar Valley to promote racial justice and activate systemic change in our communities. The Quest’s collection of local materials includes essays, videos, performances of poetry, artwork, podcasts, toolkits, events, and more. Click on the tabs above to explore all the website has to offer.

The idea for Cultivating Justice: A Quest Toward Racial Equity was inspired by the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge © , which was conceived several years ago by Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. (#BlackMind) and co-developed with Debby Irving, and Dr. Marguerite Penick (#DiverseSolutions) to advance deeper understandings of the intersections of race, power, privilege, supremacy and oppression. We are grateful to him for publicly sharing and encouraging others to use this concept as an educational tool. 

6-week Guided Quest

If you would like a more immersive experience, register for the Quest. The next Quest will begin on January 31, 2022. Each week, for six weeks, registered participants will receive newsletters to guide them through the website in a meaningful way. The newsletters include a welcome video from a community leader, a quotation to contemplate, a community assignment to complete, and questions for reflection and discussion. Over the course of six-weeks, participants will:

Week 1: Listen and learn about the experiences of others

Week 2: Define terms to guide and support community anti-racism initiatives

Week 3: Explore racial issues in specific contexts (i.e policing, healthcare, education)

Week 4: Locate local initiatives and programs

Week 5: Act in ways that promote antiracism 

Week 6: Recognize the role of rest in promoting community healing

Although the Quest is a 6-week experience, we hope the knowledge, skills, habits, and relationships developed on the Quest will continue to serve the participants and the community long after its completion. 

To learn more visit Quest FAQ. Email questions to Danielle McGeough at danielle.mcgeough@uni.edu.