21-Day Challenge: Disability Equity Starts August 1
We all know something about disability. Whether you are a person with a disability, know someone with a disability, or have simply seen people with disabilities, we probably all have an idea what we think it means to live with a disability.
Let’s go deeper-- during the month of August, United Ways across the state of Michigan are partnering with local Centers for Independent Living to present the 21-Day Disability Equity Challenge.
Participants will receive one email each weekday beginning Aug. 1 to explore disability from a position of equity and pride is designed to raise awareness, increase understanding, and shift perspectives about disability in our culture.
United Way of Washtenaw County partnered with the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living to deliver two community conversations during the Challenge:
- 8/15/22 10:00-11:00am Topic: What is a Disability?
- 8/22/22 2:00-3:00pm Topic: Job Accommodation: Disability Disclosure Both Ways
The Disability Equity Challenge is modeled after the 21-Day Race Equity Challenge developed by diversity experts Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., Debby Irving, and Dr. Marguerite Penick and adapted for the United Way network by United Way of Washtenaw County. The specific content found in the 21-Day Disability Equity Challenge was developed by Disability Network Southwest Michigan.