The 21-Day Equity Challenge

The 21-Day Equity Challenge - A Self-Guided Learning Journey

United Way of Thurston County's 21-day equity challenge began on February 1, 2021 and ended on March 2, 2021, to spark conversation, action and change in our community around issues of race, power, privilege and leadership. Participants learned what it takes to go from being an ally to a leader in the fight for equality.

Debby Irving and Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. developed the original equity challenge, and the United Way Worldwide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team, curated the content for United Way. United Way of Pierce County further adapted the challenge and made it available to United Way of Thurston County and our community.

Participants in the challenge learned how to help end racism and build a community in which skin color does not determine a person’s life outcomes. By the end of the challenge, they gained an awareness and better understanding of how racism asserts itself in nearly all aspects of our daily lives. 

What happens during the Challenge?

During the Challenge, participants received an email each business day introducing a topic supported by links to articles, video, podcasts, and more that dive deeper into the day's topic. We encouraged participants to take your time with these resources, reflect on the questions, and sit with what you are learning.

We've made the content available to access any time throughout the year. Click on the link below to access the content. 

If you missed a day's email, click here.