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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 begins 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.

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 an email Monday through Friday from January 18 – February 15 with links to recommended articles, videos, podcasts and more.

  • Join the Challenge at any time, even after the start date on Jan 18; you will be able to access previous days’ content to catch up.

  • 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.

Participants 

Individuals across the Charlotte region will embark on a 21-day journey of learning and self-discovery to develop more effective social justice habits around issues of race, power, privilege and leadership.

Supporters

Organizations and businesses have joined the Challenge as supporters who will help spread the word to encourage others to participate.

What’s Next?

At the conclusion of the Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge, we will host a virtual Racial Equity Town Hall event that brings together participants and subject-matter experts to broaden understanding of the issues related to racial equity and highlight shared knowledge gained from the experience.

Save the Date

Join us for the virtual Racial Equity Town Hall event on Tuesday, February 23, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (EST). Hear from Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., creator of the equity challenge concept, attend breakout sessions and more!

Daily Content

Missed a day? No problem! We’ve saved all published days’ topics for you to access at any time.

SPONSORS

The following corporations have provided funds or services to support the Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge. Any funds raised that are not used to cover expenses will be invested by United Way of Central Carolinas into programs and initiatives aimed at addressing equity issues across the Charlotte region.

About United Way

United Way of Central Carolinas fights for the education, health and financial stability of every person in our community. With more than 85 years of experience, we are a strategic community leader, convener and advocate with in-depth knowledge of the communities we serve across five counties in the Charlotte region.

By applying a racial equity lens to our work, we are paying disciplined attention to race and ethnicity, while analyzing problems, seeking solutions and defining successes. We are excited to listen, learn and do the hard work that is required to address the power imbalances that exist as part of systemic racism.

Connect with us.

Join the conversation on social media using #uwccEquityChallenge

© 2020 United Way of Central Carolinas

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