21-Day Equity Challenge: 2023 Edition

We are #unitedforequity. Join us. Thank you for your participation in the 21-Day Equity Challenge: 2023 Edition, which ran from January 9th - 29th, 2023.

Equity Challenge Next Steps:

Now that the latest Equity Challenge has come to a close, don't forget to to take action! Here are some ways to promote Equity in Washtenaw County:

  • Sign up for our Advocacy Alerts, to get involved with local nonprofits and causes in the community.
  • Check out the Content Catalogue, to review previous days of the Challenge.
  • Stay tuned for the next Equity Challenge!

About the 21-Day Equity Challenge

  • Free and open to everyone
  • You (along with thousands of others in Washtenaw County) commit to deepening your understanding of and willingness to confront racism for 21 consecutive days.
  • During every morning of the Challenge, you'll receive an email "prompt" with readings, videos, and/or podcasts. You are encouraged to take about 10-15 minutes each day with the material.
  • Explore this work on your own, with friends and family, or organization-wide.
  • Share your reflections and “a ha” moments using the hashtag #unitedforequity and #uwwcequitychallenge.  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Helpful Materials 

Join Us!

  • Sign on as a Community Partner-- this means that you commit to promoting the Challenge among your networks and helps us understand who the businesses, organizations and groups are that support the Challenge.
  • Become a Sponsor.  We aspire to reframe the end of the Challenge not as a period, but as an ellipsis, offering participants post-Challenge opportunities for shared accountability and action planning.   Your support will help us realize this goal.

Previous Equity Challenges

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Presenting Champion



Agency & Nonprofit Champions

Washtenaw Educational Options Consortium

Ann Arbor YMCA

Washtenaw County Racial Equity Office

Destination Ann Arbor

The Edward Ginsberg Center at the University of Michigan

Washtenaw Intermediate School District

Individual Champions

Yodit Mesfin-Johnson

Steve Day

Rich Chang

Truly Render and Shaun Manning

Paula and Will Hathaway