Take The Challenge
United Way of the Greater Triangle is hosting a Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge, sponsored by Duke Energy, that 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 1 to build new understandings and connections and begin dismantling systemic racism.
Join The Challenge:
The Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge is a powerful, easy, and self-guided opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and community in ways you may not realize. Here are the important details:
1. 100% virtual and free to participate.
2. Join at any time (even after February 1)! Past content will be made available on this page.
3. Participants will receive an email 3x per week with links to articles, podcasts, videos, and more.
4. Use social media to reflect on the information provided and how it related to situations in your own life. A unique hashtag will be provided to help track the conversation.
5. 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.
Join us on Monday, March 1 (12-1 pm EST) for Racial Equity Unwrapped, a virtual conversation that will bring together participants 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.
Past Challenge Content:
February 3 – Listen To This Podcast: “Unlocking Us with Brene Brown”
February 5 – Read This Article: “How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race”
February 8 – Watch This TED Talk: “We Need To Talk About An Injustice”
February 10 – Listen To This Podcast: “How Race Was Made (Seeing White Part 2)“
February 12 – Read This Article: “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack“
February 15 – Watch This Video: “ncIMPACT’s School Justice Partnership“
February 17 – Listen To This Podcast: “1619 by New York Times“
February 19 – Read This Report: “Democracy’s Powerbrokers – The Political Power of Women of Color“
February 22 – Listen To This Podcast: “The Killing Of Breonna Taylor By The Daily“
February 24 – Read This Article & Listen To The Accompanying Podcast: “We Aren’t Who We Think We Are“
Glossary of Terms
Below are key words and phrases that you might see referenced throughout the Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge. The goal is to provide the definitions that United Way utilizes so that we can begin our journey from common ground.
The policy or practice of opposing racism and promoting racial equity.
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
- Refers especially to status, rights, and opportunities.
Lack of justice or fairness
- Refers to unfair, avoidable differences arising from poor governance, corruption, or cultural exclusion.
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