21 Day Equity Challenge

The 21 Day Equity Challenge inspires discussion, action and change in our community

2020 Challenge Dates: August 10 - August 30

The 21 Day Equity Challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. The daily prompts will raise your awareness, change your understanding and shift the way you think and behave.

This challenge was originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., Dr. Marguerite Penick-Parks and Debby Irving, and was adapted by Food Solutions New England. United Way of the Greater Capital Region has adapted the challenge for New York’s Capital Region in collaboration with the many community partners.

About the 21 Day Equity Challenge

  • You, along with thousands of others in the Capital Region, commit to deepening your understanding of and willingness to confront racism, bias and other social inequities.  

  • Participants will receive a daily challenge via email that invites them to explore a topic and choose an interactive activity such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, watching a video, reflecting on personal experiences and more.

  • The challenge will run 21 consecutive days from August 10-31. If you fall behind or miss a day, the links you receive will stay live and we will post all 21 days on this page so you are able to catch up or revisit a topic at any time. 

  • Capture your personal reflections and track your progress using this activity log

  • Use this challenge graphic to share your reflections and activities you find helpful on social media using #unitedforequity, #equitychampions, and #CRequitychallenge. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

Participation in activities like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and identify actionable ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.

Questions? Email us at EquityChallenge@unitedwaygcr.org