Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge

Across the country and in the Charlotte region, America is engaged in conversations around racial equity and social justice. As a nation, the time is now to commit ourselves to achieving a deeper understanding of the roles that race and systemic racism play in society, as well as the devastating and far-reaching implications that have resulted.

The Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge initially launched  on Monday, January 18, 2021 in honor of the slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His life’s work around civil rights and equality remains relevant in light of the many challenges we continue to face as a nation.

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Join the Challenge

The Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community.


  • 100% FREE to participate.
  • Receive content with links to recommended articles, videos, podcasts and more.
  • Join the Challenge at any time.
  • Daily topics include understanding bias, affordable housing & homelessness, legal system inequities, privilege and allyship.
  • The experience will deepen understanding, provide calls to action and help launch what we hope will be a lifelong commitment to improving equity and inclusion in our community.
About the Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge

United Way of Central Carolinas launched a Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge that takes individuals on a daily journey of learning and self-discovery to develop more effective social justice habits around issues of race, power, privilege and leadership. The goal is to build new understandings and connections and begin dismantling systemic racism.


To date, nearly 17,000  individuals  across the Charlotte region have  participated in the 21-day journey of learning and self-discovery, and more continue to join the Challenge.


241 organizations and businesses have joined the Challenge as supporters to help spread the word to encourage others to participate.


The 21-Day Equity Challenge was created by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., director of the Privilege Institute in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Dr. Moore designed the Challenge to not only help people better understand the issues surrounding equity and inclusion, but also to do so in a way that would build a habit of learning by stretching it over 21 days.