“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended. ”
― Nelson Mandela
Equity Challenge Week 6 Friday Next Steps
Today is the final day of our 21-Day Race Equity Challenge! We’d like to thank everyone for their efforts to better educate themselves and those around them in efforts relating to race equity.
For today’s newsletter, we have two primary goals. One is to leave everyone with a list of possible next step actions. This includes resources to allow you to continue your learning, as this journey never really ends. Race equity is constantly evolving topic, and there’s always more to learn. This also includes resources on how you can go about addressing the issue of race equity in your life and your work.
Our other objective is to gather feedback from you all. We ask that you complete the following survey to tell us how your experience went. Find the link to the survey here.
Advancing Equity in Our Community
At United Way, advancing equity is a critical part of our mission. We fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community – and that means focusing explicitly on communities of color. Over the last year we’ve seen a global pandemic inflict disproportionate damage on Black Americans and people of color. We’ve seen countless acts of racial violence that have brought us to a societal inflection point that left many asking – what can we do as individuals, nonprofits, companies, governments, and as a human race to truly make our world a more equitable place?