21 day equity challenge - color

Join more than 26,000 central Iowans uniting to learn and grow together.

Register to attend the 8th Annual Inclusion Summit: Rising to the Equity Challenge

Tuesday November 10   •   Virtual Events All Day Long   •   Free for All to Attend

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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

  • Join anytime, even after the start date on October 5
  • 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

More than 26,000 Central Iowans Participating

More than 500 Organizations as Supporters

The 8th Annual Inclusion Summit

Nov. 10   •   Register Here

Equity Challenge Daily Calendar

 

WEEK
1

Day1-Blue-1

October 5

Understanding
Systemic
Racism

Day2-Blue-1

October 6

The Effects
of Racism

Day3-Blue-1

October 7

Understanding
Bias

Day4-Blue-1

October 8

Understanding
Privilege

 

Day5-Blue-1

October 9

Cultural
Competence

 

WEEK
2

Day6-Blue-1

October 12

Wealth &
Income

Day7-Blue-1

October 13

Housing &
Redlining

Day8-Blue-1

October 14

Segregation

Day9-Blue-1

October 15

Immigrants &
Refugees

Day10-Blue-1

October 16

Disability

 

WEEK
3

Day11-Blue-1

October 19

Healthcare

Day12-Blue-1

October 20

ACEs

Day13-Blue-1

October 21

Early
Childhood

Day14-Blue-1

October 22

Education

Day15-Red-1

October 23

Justice
System

WEEK
4

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October 26

Black Lives Matter


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October 27

LGBTQ+


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October 28

Allyship


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October 29

Racial Equity Tools & Asset Framing

Day20-Gray-1

October 30

Diversity &
Inclusion in the
Workplace

WEEK
5

Day21-Gray-1

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
Bank of America
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
Verizon
Wells Fargo