You’ve made it to the end of the 21-Day Challenge! Thank you for spending time and energy learning, listening and willing to hear new perspectives. We’d love to hear your feedback about the Challenge. Please complete this survey over the next few days to capture your current thoughts and feelings.
Here are a few resources to help you get started.
We invite you to join us for a special Racial Equity Virtual Town Hall on Monday, February 23 at 8:30 a.m., that features co-creator of the 21-Day Equity Challenge Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. as our keynote speaker and includes panel discussions with area experts working to advance equity in our community.
Everyone will leave this challenge feeling something different – energized, angry, drained, sad or more curious about the experiences of others. You might be feeling powerless. I am only one person – how can I do anything that really makes a difference?
- Disrupt racism. Have a conversation. People are much more likely to listen to someone they have a relationship with. DoSomething.org provides clear guides to help you have anti-racist conversations with friends and family.
- Change how you consume media. Do a media audit of what you read, listen to and watch. Are you getting your news from only one source? Do you listen to any podcasts hosted by people of color, or read news sites from a perspective other than your own? Purposely add in a few different sources. Here are some ideas.
- Read different history books. A few examples: A People’s History of the United States, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People, An African American and Latinx History of the United States.
- Donate to United Way of Central Carolinas to support our racial equity work. Click here.
- Talk with your kids about racism. Here are some resources for kids and adults to read, listen to and watch. Watch this TED Talk about ending silence around race with children.
- Use this list of resources from Racial Equity Tools or Foundation for the Carolinas to help you continue to learn more about racial inequities and what you can do.
- Consider getting involved in local advocacy. You can create change in a more impactful way than you might think, just by attending meetings of your city council, local school board, a neighborhood council or by writing/calling your local legislators.
- Continue to seek out information and different perspectives. Here are some additional videos from Race Forward you can watch and share.
- Read the guide Speak Up, compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center, outlining ways you can respond to everyday bigotry in a variety of situations.
- Share this challenge. Challenge your co-workers, friends and family to go through the Challenge with you as a group. The Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge content will be available at uwccEquityChallenge.org until March 23.
- Join additional conversation. Register 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., co-creator of the equity challenge concept, attend breakout sessions and more!