Equity Challenge Content Archive

The 2021 United Way of Illinois 21-Week Equity Challenge has concluded. If you did not participate or if you would like to revisit any of the weekly challenges, you may access the content below.

We encourage you to continue your learning journey to gain a deeper understanding about the impact systemic racism and inequity have on our state and in our local communities.

To enhance learning and growth, you can download the Challenge Activity Log to track your completed activities and/or consider convening a discussion group. This Facilitation Guide offers simple guidelines, a discussion agenda template, and other considerations when implementing a discussion group.

If you are interested in racial equity events in or near your local community, visit the Healing Illinois Events Calendar.

Week 1

Racial Identity

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Week 2

Understanding and Reflecting on Our Bias

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Week 3

What is Privilege?

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Week 4

Talking About Race Is Challenging for Some. Here’s Why.

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Week 5

The Impact of Racial Trauma on Black, Indigenous and other People of Color

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Week 6

Levels of Racism

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Week 7

Opportunity in Illinois

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Week 8

Segregation in Illinois

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Week 9

Housing Inequity in Your Backyard

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Week 10

How Racism Affects Our Health

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Week 11

Environmental Justice

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Week 12

The Racial Wealth Gap and Financial Stability

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Week 13

Behind the Starting Line – Racialized Outcomes in Early Childhood

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Week 14

Education & School-Aged Children

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Week 15

Adverse Childhood Experiences

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Week 16

Equity and the
LGBTQI+ Community

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Week 17

Racism and Our Legal System

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Week 18

Building a Race Equity Culture

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Week 19

Being an Ally

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Week 20

Tools for the Racial Equity Change Process

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Week 21

Final Reflections

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