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!
About the 21-Day Equity Challenge
- Welcome letter from Pam Smith, UWWC CEO and Linda Koos, UWWC Board Chair.
- You (along with thousands of others in Michigan) commit to deepening your understanding of and willingness to confront racism for 21 consecutive days-- from September 8 - 28.
- During every morning of the Challenge, you'll receive an email "prompt" with readings, videos and/or podcasts. You are encouraged to take about ten to fifteen minutes each day with the material in the prompt.
- Explore this work on your own, with friends and family, or organization-wide. Access a discussion guide to help you facilitate these conversations.
- Share your reflections and “a ha” moments using the hashtags #miequitychallenge and #uwwcequity . Don’t forget to follow us on FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram. Use our activity log to help remember content that resonates with you.
- Access the 21 Day Michigan Edition Catalogue
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