21 day equity challenge - color

Join thousands of central Iowans uniting to learn and grow together.

The 21-Day Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community.

  • 100% FREE to participate

  • Receive an email every weekday Oct. 5 - Nov. 2 with links to recommended articles, videos, podcasts, and more

  • Daily topics include Understanding Privilege, Housing & Redlining, Justice System Inequities, Allyship, and many more (see below)

The experience will deepen understanding, suggest ways to take action, and help launch what we hope will be a lifelong commitment to improving equity and inclusion in our community.

Sign up to Participate Here

ORGANIZATIONS: Register your company or organization a Supporter

Register your organization as a SUPPORTER of the 21-Day Equity Challenge and join the hundreds of central Iowa organizations who are helping us spread the word. Click the button to see the list and to add your organization's name.

Register as a Supporter

 

Thousands Will Unite

Goal is to bring together 10,000 central Iowans to participate online.

Daily Learning 

Each weekday, participants receive an email with readings, videos, podcasts, and ways to take action.

Individuals or Groups

Participation is free for anyone. Discussion guides will be available for groups, or you can participate solo.

Equity Summit

Participants are invited to the Nov. 10 virtual Equity Summit to continue the learning and conversation.

Equity Challenge Daily Content Calendar

 

WEEK
1

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October 5

Understanding
Systemic
Racism

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October 6

The Effects
of Racism

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October 7

Understanding
Bias

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October 8

Understanding
Privilege

 

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October 9

Cultural
Competence

 

WEEK
2

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October 12

Wealth &
Income

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October 13

Housing &
Redlining

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October 14

Segregation

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October 15

Immigrants &
Refugees

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October 16

Black Lives
Matter

WEEK
3

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October 19

Healthcare

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October 20

ACEs

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October 21

Early
Childhood

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October 22

Education

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October 23

Justice
System

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4

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October 26

LGBTQI+


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October 27

Disability


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October 28

Allyship


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October 29

Racial Equity Tools & Asset Framing

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October 30

Diversity &
Inclusion in the
Workplace

WEEK
5

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November 2

Next Steps

SPONSORS

The following organizations have provided funds or services to support the 21-Day Equity Challenge. Any funds raised that are not used to cover expenses will be invested at the direction of a panel of experts in programs and initiatives in central Iowa that work to address equity issues.

Athene
Bankers Trust
Business Publications Corporation
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City of Des Moines
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F&G Annuities & Life
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Grinnell College
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Nationwide
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United Way of Central Iowa
Wells Fargo