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Take the Equity Challenge with United Way

United Way of Champaign County is participating in a statewide campaign to encourage Illinois residents to learn about racial issues and systemic inequalities.

From their press release:

The United Way of Illinois 21 Week Equity Challenge encourages individuals, families, friends, and co-workers to have racial equity conversations to gain a deeper understanding about the impact systemic racism and inequality have on our state and in our local communities. United, we can help create a stronger, more equitable Illinois economy and stronger, more inclusive Illinois communities.

From Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/18) to Juneteenth (6/19), participants will complete weekly learning assignments about equity, racism, bias and more. The 15-minute assignments include readings, videos, and questions for participants to consider. Upon completion, they’ll receive a digital certificate and tips and tools to help continue the conversation in their local community.

The challenge began yesterday, but since the assignments come out weekly, it’s not too late to join. You can sign up for the free online resources here.

Top image from United Way of Champaign County Facebook page.

Staff writer

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