Equity in Michigan

21 Day Equity Challenge: Michigan Edition

United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC), has a vision that by 2030 your zip code will no longer determine your opportunity in life.  At present-- in Washtenaw County and our State-- it does.

In response to newly available data on the wellbeing of households in our State who are Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, and Employed (ALICE), United Ways across Michigan are launching a special State Edition of the 21 Day Equity Challenge. 

This version of the Equity Challenge is designed to take participants through a state-level exploration of the history and impacts of racism and how it has shaped the lives of people in Michigan.  Along the way, participants will be equipped with resources and tools to take action for racial equity in their work and lives. Join us!

Have questions about the content you are engaging with during the Challenge? Want to connect with others and reflect on shared experiences? Then join us for the second community conversation on Friday October 30th from 12-1:30pm, hosted by Nonprofit Enterprise at Work and United Way of Washtenaw County. Space is limited. Reserve your spot today by clicking here.

*The first community conversation is now SOLD OUT. You can register for the second community conversation above.

About the 21-Day Equity Challenge

Join us as a Community Partner

We are inviting companies, nonprofits and community groups to promote the challenge and help us reach our goal of 5,000 voices.  We’ll list all our partners on this web page beginning September 9th.

Want to sign your team up?  Click here to sign up as a community partner before September 8th, 2020.

Origins of the 21 Day Equity Challenge

This Challenge was originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., Dr. Marguerite Penick-Parks and Debby Irving and has been adapted by Food Solutions New England.  

Our Equity Supporters

The following individuals and organizations have financially contributed to support the design and implementation of the 21 Day Equity Challenge: Michigan Edition.

  • Erik Bakker
  • Richard Cooper
  • Tony Denton
  • Steve Dobson
  • Greg Dill
  • Megan Mazurek
  • Nicole Torbert
  • Brandon Roderick Tucker
  • The Ginsberg Center at the University of Michigan