The United Way of Central Carolinas Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge concluded with more than 15,00 people across the Charlotte region and beyond engaged in the daily learning activities that aim to educate and help individuals develop more effective social justice habits around issues of race, power, privilege and leadership.
WSOC-TV is the official media partner for the challenge.
On Tuesday, WSOCTV anchor Erica Bryant will emcee the United Way of Central Carolinas Racial Equity Virtual Town Hall. Program highlights include keynote speaker and 21-Day Equity Challenge co-creator Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.
Along with a special panel discussion on diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, there will be breakout sessions with local subject-matter experts who will share their insight and proposed solutions on race and the inequities that exist in housing, education, healthcare and financial stability.
The United Way of Central Carolinas Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge launched on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of the slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose life’s work around civil rights and equality remains relevant in light of the many challenges we continue to face as a nation.
The first day of learning focused on race and racial identity, providing the foundation for upcoming topics, including legal system inequities, privilege and levels of racism.
Participants received an email each weekday covering a different topic and were encouraged to reflect on the information through a daily journal and discussion guide.
The town hall is scheduled for Tues., Feb. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Registration and participation in the Town Hall event is free and open to anyone interested in learning more around the topic of racial equity and how it impacts our daily lives and community.
If you have an inspiring story to share, email Kevin Campbell, WSOC-TV/WAXN-TV/Telemundo Charlotte public affairs manager, at Kevin.Campbell@wsoctv.com.