The Greek system at Dartmouth College recognizes that we have a lot of work to do toward addressing racial injustice, both within our houses and as part of the broader Dartmouth Greek community. That's why the '22s in each house are leading the 20X Challenge to make something productive and impactful of our Sophomore Summer. And we challenge all predominantly-white Greek spaces and student organizations to join us in this first step.
The 20X Challenge seeks to raise $20,000 in 20 days, from July 1 to July 20, 2020, on behalf of the entire Dartmouth Greek system to go to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, JAG Productions, and The Loveland Foundation — three non-profit organizations focused on addressing racial injustice. To learn more about the incredible work each of these organizations do, go here.
The 20X Challenge will do so through 20 days of challenges focused on educating ourselves on racial justice and injustice and creating opportunities for Greek houses to reflect on the ways in which they can contribute concretely to improving diversity and inclusion in the Greek system.
Donations are directed to our partner, Positive Tracks, who then splits 100% of donations amongst these three organizations:
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.
JAG Productions (White River Junction, VT) was formed with the mission to produce classic and contemporary African-American theatre; to serve as an incubator of new work that excites broad intellectual engagement; and thereby, to catalyze compassion, empathy, love, and community through shared understandings of the humankind through the lens of the African-American experience.
The Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Their resources and initiatives are collaborative and they prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing for Black women and girls.