21-Day Recovery Resources JUUST Living and Moore Challenge©

“We need to heal. If we do not heal, we doom future generations.” Dr. Joy Degruy

This 21-Day Recovery Resources Challenge is for folx in recovery who are looking for racial equity resources to challenge you in your thinking about white supremacy culture and the devastation it has wrought, especially upon Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) bodies, minds and spirits. This 21-Day Challenge will help you connect with contemporary BIPOC recovery resources that will complement your recovery through historical understanding of the failed drug war, learning about disproportionate access to services and how to become a co-conspirator in creating the #MooreBeautiful and just world we all know is possible.

For too long, the recovery field has been dominated solely by the 12 step movement and the archaic drug treatment industry movement, which was created by and for upper-middle-class cis-white-het men and sustained through drug war policies and economic privilege.  Historically, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ folx have been uncomfortable, isolated, unwelcomed and underrepresented in recovery support settings. We are grateful that it is changing in some ways, and for the multiple pathways to recovery.  (Many of us are also grateful for the 12 step movement that has saved our own and so many other lives.) Our goal here is to open up recovery resources, beyond the traditional Euro-centric 20th century recovery movement. We’re open to #MooreSuggestions!

Whether you are one of the Global Majority or White, we hope you find something here. 

Get Started

Commit. Choose an Activity. Complete. Reflect. Repeat. 

  • Individuals

    Jump right in! You pick your start day and commit to one of the 9 action categories below on each of those days… yes, it is that simple to get started! The hope is that you will change things up based on your schedule, commitment, and understanding, so you will be able to attempt all activity types.

  • Groups or Organizations

    Use our Copyright and Recognition Page to get started on the planning and advertising, so your group is cohesive in your approach to the 21-Day Action Plan. Use our Facebook page or Prohabits to stay engaged with each other. As a group you can select which action type and resource to complete as a group or have individuals select for themselves. We have found engagement occurs either way. It is a good idea to plan a pre and post survey and discussion as a group to assess skills building and which challenge you will do next!

  • Adapters

    We encourage organizations to make the challenge fit their audience. Using the structure, intent, and resources within the 21-Day Action Plans, you can adjust daily design, prompts, or how you choose to reflect and engage as a group. Click HERE for adaptation ideas and examples of how communities are adapting the challenge to meet their specific social justice focus. Remember the required recognition. Reach out to us with your adaptations, so we can share with others.

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Stay on Course

Engage & Network

Choose One Activity Per Day

To further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity.

Listen in on the kinds of open, honest conversations that too many of us avoid having.




Watch and learn. We've offered everything from short videos to full-length films.





Notice: Why didn’t I see this sooner? It’s easy to overlook what we’re not looking for.

Once people start to learn about white privilege and America’s systems of oppression through history, they often ask, “Why didn’t I see this sooner?” It’s easy to overlook what we’re not looking for. Once you understand the phenomenon of selective noticing, take yourself on a noticing adventure.



  • Take care of yourself.
  • Choose your spiritual practice:  daily, reflective, with a teacher or accountability partner:
  • Movement / meditation / creative self-expression
  • Breathwork is Radical Self Care for BIPOC
  • BIPOC Only - Recovery Dharma Online
  • Continue to learn about the cultural context in which racism and the “drug war” and “mass incarceration” are inextricable.
  • Race and the Drug War
  • Convey to all in your circle that all lives won’t matter until Black and brown lives matter equally as much as white lives historically have.

Follow Racial Justice activists, educators, organizations, and movements on social media.

Consider connecting with any of the people  you learn about in the above resources. Here are more ideas to widen your circle of who you follow. Pro Tip: check out who these organizations follow, quote, repost, and retweet to find more people to follow.

For each of the below we recommend going to the website and from there linking to the social media platforms each person/organization uses.



Engage in racially mixed settings. Be a learner more than a knower.

This can be the hardest part for people new to racial justice work. Engaging in racially mixed settings can trigger age-old power and privilege dynamics. The goal is to be a learner more than a knower, exactly the opposite of what dominant U.S. culture teaches us to be.


Be the learner by understanding there are  Multiple Pathways of Recovery:

Act: Flex your skills. Take action to interrupt power and privilege dynamics.


Actions to consider:

  • Invite friend(s), family, and/or colleagues to do this challenge with you.
  • Prepare yourself to interrupt racial jokes. Click HERE for some advice about how.
  • Interrupt the pattern of white silence by speaking openly with family, friends, and colleagues about what you’re doing and learning in this challenge.
  • Invite friend(s), family, and/or colleagues to join you for one or more of your daily “to-do’s” for a low-threshold invitation into the work and introduction to the 21-Day Challenge.
  • Does your school, workplace, or faith group have an Equity Committee? Share this with them. Can they make it a school wide initiative? Particularly in the fall when two especially oppressive holidays happen?
  • Create a PSA (Public Service Announcement) poster or video:
    • Describe stereotypes in your environment (grocery stores, party/costume shops, books, movies/cartoons/television, etc.)
    • Explain the stereotype
    • Correct misinformation
    • Offer a challenge to dismantle stereotypes (i.e.: stop buying product)

Reflect on what you choose to do, what you’re learning, and how you are feeling.

Reflecting and Journaling is a crucial piece of the challenge. Plan to take time everyday to reflect on what you chose to do, what you’re learning, and how you are feeling. Difficult emotions such as shame and anger, though uncomfortable to feel, can guide you to deeper self-awareness about how power and privilege impacts you and the people in your life. At the very least, use the “Reflect” space on the reflecting journal tool.


Use our tracking tool to stay on track and be able to reflect back at the end.
(Tip: diversify your habits by doing some of each.)

Create a Soundtrack4Justice playlist that fuels you and/or can serve as a conversation starter with people of all ages.

Let the music move you!

Create a Soundtrack4Justice playlist that fuels you and/or can serve as a conversation starter with people of all ages.


You can find ours on SpotifyYoutube, Apple Music.



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