Ours is not the struggle of one day, one week, or one year. Ours is not the struggle of one judicial appointment or presidential term. Ours is the struggle of a lifetime, or maybe even many lifetimes, and each one of us in every generation must do our part.American congressman and civil rights leader
We’ve reached the final day of our Equity Challenge! The past 21 days have been saturated with challenging content, in-depth articles, thought-provoking videos and helpful resources. We’ve asked hard questions, examined complex issues and learned much about past inequity and future equity in Southeastern Michigan.
As you continue your journey as an advocate of social equity, how can you move from knowledge to action? Being an antiracist and an ally is an active stance and one that requires both individual and community work. By understanding the complexities of racism and discrimination and the systems that uphold the status-quo, we are better equipped to work together to create positive, sustainable and measurable change in our communities.
Review Racial Equity Tools to continue your learning and implement change in your community. (15 minutes)
Volunteer for a cause you care about or a social justice issue you learned about through this challenge. United Way has many in-person and virtual opportunities to connect you with!
Join United Way for an Equity Challenge Culmination Event to celebrate, reflect and look to next steps after the Equity Challenge.
With a chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of groups and individuals that work to undermine white supremacy and advocate racial justice.
United Way for Southeastern Michigan has made the entirety of the 21-Day Equity Challenge available for public use. Consider using these resources as you continue your work in diversity and equity in your respective spaces.