2024 Equity Challenge Day 11: Friday Weekly Self Check-In, Review and Community Action Day

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Welcome to your second weekly self check-in of the 2024 21-Day Equity Challenge. Each Friday, we will pause to make space for you to reflect on your Equity Journey so far and offer an opportunity to engage in our Community Action Friday project.

It’s important to check in with yourself on what you’re both learning and un-learning, what topics you may want to revisit, and what topics you want to take more action on now/and or after the challenge. We encourage you to use today to review the challenge materials so far.

The topics from our past week were:

Day 7: Welcoming Newcomers: Refugees and Immigration

Day 8: The Access to Justice Gap and Responses in Michigan

Day 9: Unveiling Equity: Embracing Non-Violent Responses to Crises

Day 10: Anti-Trafficking: A Health Crisis

As you review the past challenge days we encourage you to keep a running note or journal on your reflections and ideas for action.



  • Join us for today’s Community Action Friday project at Avalon Healing Center, our Challenge Community Partner that developed this past week’s Day 10 on Human Trafficking. Today’s project will include a learning session on anti-trafficking and Avalon’s work with time to debrief with other challenge participants. You can get more information and sign up on our volunteer portal.
    • Want to take part in our virtual action day taking place all challenge long? You can sign up on our volunteer portal and support our book drive to fill United Way’s Little Free Libraries through June 14, no matter where you live. This initiative helps increase free access to reading materials in our community. Anyone can participate in this virtual opportunity (even if you’re outside of Michigan). Follow this link for more information including which books to buy and where to send them.
  • Last Friday, our action item was to start a conversation with someone in your community on a topic that resonated with you or challenged you this week. If you haven’t done this yet, now is your time! If you did do this, reflect on the following questions and next steps:
    • How did talking to someone go? What went well? What didn’t go well? How can you keep this person connected to the conversation moving forward
    • What tools can you take from the challenge to apply to your life? Start to pull them out and bookmark/make a folder to return to later.

Reflect And Share

  1. Share your reflections from week two of the challenge on our virtual Word Cloud.


Start the conversation. Send the tweet. Share your story. Make the Facebook post. Sharing what you learn and experience with your family, friends, and co-workers is the first step toward allyship.

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