Equity Challenge Weekly Content

New challenge content will go live on a weekly basis beginning January 18, 2021.
If you have not joined the challenge, please sign-up to stay up-to-date on new challenge activities. Download the Challenge Activity Log to track your weekly activities and progress.

To enhance learning and growth, consider convening a discussion group. This Facilitation Guide offers simple guidelines, a discussion agenda template, and other considerations when implementing a discussion group. You can start your own discussion group with colleagues, family, friends, or connect with your local United Way to see if facilitated discussions are available in your area.

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

Week 1

Racial Identity


Week 2

Understanding and Reflecting on Our Bias


Week 3

What is Privilege?


Week 4

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


Week 5

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


Week 6

Levels of Racism


Week 7

Opportunity in Illinois


Week 8

Segregation in Illinois

Week 9

Housing Inequity in Your Backyard

Week 10

How Your Race Affects Your Health

Week 11

Environmental Justice

Week 12

The Racial Wealth Gap and Financial Stability

Week 13

Behind the Starting Line – Racialized Outcomes in Early Childhood

Week 14

Education & School-Aged Children

Week 15

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Week 16

Equity and the LGBTQI+ Community

Week 17

Building a Race Equity Culture

Week 18

Being an Ally

Week 19

Tools for the Racial Equity Change Process

Week 20

Final Reflections

Week 21

Equity Challenge Wrap Up


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