The Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge Takes the Triangle on a Daily Self-Discovery Journey
Across the country, Americans are engaged in passionate and long-overdue conversations about race, equity, and the role that systemic racism plays in modern society. The Triangle is no exception.
But it’s not enough to just talk about the issue. Everyone, from CEO to the average Joe, needs to intimately understand the devastating and far-reaching implications resulting from a long history of racial injustice. That’s why United Way of the Greater Triangle launched a Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge on February 1 that’s designed to take 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. It’s only with that understanding that we’ll develop the tools needed to begin dismantling systemic racism in our communities and start walking the long road to racial equity. You can still sign up to participate through United Way of the Greater Triangle’s website.
The Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge wouldn’t be possible without the Equity Champion Presenting Sponsor, Duke Energy, with additional support from Equity Ally Sponsor, Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Equity Hero Sponsor, NC Electric Cooperatives.
To date, nearly 700 individuals — many representing United Way’s corporate partners including Duke Energy, Deloitte, and John Deere — have signed up to read, listen, and learn with open hearts and open minds.
“We all have a role and responsibility in advancing social justice and racial equity,” said Stephen De May, Duke Energy’s North Carolina president. “Duke Energy is committed to addressing systemic racism and contributing to equitable solutions in the communities we serve. We’re proud to support the critical work and continued dialogue that the United Way is leading around this important issue.”
United Way’s Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge will culminate with an exclusive virtual 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. Thank you to the following panelists for joining us for this important event:
- Dr. Bahby Banks, Pillar Consulting
- Danya Perry, Raleigh Chamber
- Nichole Morgan, TheGifted Arts
- Nick Allen, United Way of the Greater Triangle
For more information, and to see all past content shared throughout the Challenge, visit unitedwaytriangle.org/challenge.