The policy or practice of opposing racism and promoting racial justice.
Take The Challenge
Across the country and in the Triangle, America is continuing to engage in conversations around racial equity and social justice. As a nation, we must strengthen our commitment to achieving a deeper understanding of the role that race and systemic racism play in society, as well as the devastating and far-reaching implications that have resulted from current systems.
Join United Way of the Greater Triangle for the second-ever 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. This self-paced, email-based challenge takes individuals on a daily journey of learning and self-discovery to develop more effective social justice habits around issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. Join us starting February 14 to build new understandings and connections in celebration of Black History Month.
Here are the important details:
► 100% virtual and free to participate.
► Join at any time (even after February 14)!
Past content will be made available on this page.
► Participants will receive an email 3x per week
with links to articles, podcasts, videos, and more.
► United Way will share a digital safe space for participants to reflect
on what they learn, ask questions, and share their own experiences.
► Join us at the end for a virtual panel event featuring subject-matter experts
who can help you better understand the issues discussed and highlight some of
the shared knowledge gained from the experience.
Glossary of Terms
Charity is the giving of help to those who are in need, while justice is the system which oversees that the concept of moral rightness is applied to a situation when someone has become the aggrieved party.
Charity addresses an immediate need while justice gets to the root of the problem.
The state of not being equal, referring especially to status, rights, and opportunities.
Lack of justice or fairness, referring to unfair, avoidable differences arising from poor governance, corruption, or cultural exclusion.
The systematic fair treatment of people of all races, resulting in equitable opportunities and outcomes for all.
An analytical framework for understanding how aspects of a person’s social and political identities combine to create different modes of discrimination and privilege.
Virtual Conversation: Racial Equity Unwrapped
On the final day of the Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge, join United Way and local experts for a conversation about what equity looks like in practice, the history of equity in our communities, and what needs to happen next in our pursuit to create a truly equitable Triangle. #UWRaceToEquity
Past Challenge Content:
- February 14: “What Is Racial Equity? Understanding Key Concepts Related To Race”
- February 16: “The Racial Reckoning That Wasn’t”
- February 18: “A Battle Between the Two Souls of America”
- February 21: “The Urgency of Intersectionality”
- February 23: “My identity is a superpower — not an obstacle”
- February 25: “From the Base to the Face of the Party: Kamala Harris, Black Women & Misogynoir in the Election”
- February 28: “Racism has a cost for everyone”
- March 2: “Justice Series: United For An Anti-Racist Future”
- March 4: “Will philanthropy commit to racial equity progress?”
- March 7: “Why Now, White People?”
- March 9: “How to overcome your biases? Walk boldly toward them”