21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge

Join YWCA And United Way In The 21-Day Challenge

Across the country and in the Charlotte region, America is engaged in conversations around racial equity and social justice. As a nation, the time is now to commit ourselves to achieving a deeper understanding of the roles that race and systemic racism play in society, as well as the devastating and far-reaching implications that have resulted.

The Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge, spearheaded in the Charlotte community by United Way of Central Carolinas, begins on Monday, January 18, 2021 in honor of the slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His life’s work around civil rights and equality remains relevant in light of the many challenges we continue to face as a nation.

What to know about the 21-Day Challenge:

  • 100% free to participate.
  • Receive an email Monday through Friday from January 18 – February 15 with links to recommended articles, videos, podcasts and more.
  • Join the Challenge at any time, even after the start date on Jan 18; you will be able to access previous days’ content to catch up.
  • Daily topics include understanding bias, affordable housing & homelessness, legal system inequities, privilege and allyship.
  • The experience will deepen understanding, provide calls to action and help launch what we hope will be a lifelong commitment to improving equity and inclusion in our community.
Register to join United Way of the Central Carolinas' 21-Day Challenge by clicking on this logo!

Grow Your Capacity As A Racial Equity Advocate

YWCA’s mission is focused on eliminating racism. We’re a steadfast pillar for racial justice and advocacy work in the community. See some of our online resources and explore the policies that we support

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Get Involved

You can explore our YouTube page and learn how to become a court watcher with ACLU of NC, see how COVID-19 has impacted Charlotte institutions and watch our most recent forum on traffic stop disparities.

YWCA hosts a quarterly book club that focuses on social justice issues. Each of our books connects to our mission. Need some more books to dive into outside of book club? See what readings our CEO, Kirsten Sikkelee, recommends.

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