Welcome to the Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge!
The Challenge begins on a day that honors the legacy of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose life’s work around equality and service to others remains relevant in light of the many challenges we continue to face as a nation. Embodying Dr. King’s commitment to service, United Way of Central Carolinas invites all participants in this learning journey to get involved in the weekly call to action opportunities that benefit area nonprofits.
Individually and collectively, we must continue to confront our country's history and relationship to identity. To do so we must take a closer look at the inequities that are deeply rooted in our systems and institutions and work together to create an America where every individual has the opportunity to succeed, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, religion and identity. Over the next 21 days, we will explore difficult topics such as structural racism, segregation and privilege in order to open up dialogue on how we can be champions of equity in our personal and professional lives.
Each day, we will provide meaningful content that offers multiple perspectives. We encourage you to dedicate 10-15 minutes of learning time each day so you can complete the challenge on time. You may find it best to digest this content slowly to allow adequate time to process what you are learning and avoid burnout over the duration of the Challenge.
Before you get started, please complete this brief pre-event survey
to set your intentions and share your goals for the Challenge with us. We also encourage you to download your Day 1 Journal
– a reflection tool designed to ensure you are taking full advantage of what the Challenge has to offer.