We wanted to create a dynamic resource for our community for the 21-Day Equity Challenge. What is the challenge? The 21-Day Equity Challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. The daily prompts will raise your awareness, change your understanding and shift the way you think and behave.  Each day is catalogued below to continue your self-guided learning journey.

Web users: To open each link in the document in a separate window, hold down the CTRL then click the link. Questions, comments, or concerns? Email us at abouchard@michigan.bank

This challenge can be done at any time. Capture your daily reflection and actions use the activity log by United Way. Click here to download the log

Share your reflections on topics on social media using the hashtag #mibankers or #mbaequitychallenge #unitedequitychallenge and tag @mibankers.

Content Catalog

Day 0: Welcome to the Challenge 

Day 1: Centering Yourself: Levels of Racism 

Day 2: Interpersonal Racism

Day 3: Institutional and Systemic Racism

Day 4: Confronting Whiteness, White Privilege, and White Supremacy 

Day 5: Reflection Day #1 

Day 6: Honoring Michigan's First People 

Day 7: ALICE lives in Washtenaw County  

Day 8: Racism is a Public Health Crisis 

Day 9: Where will I live? Housing Affordability & Homelessness 

Day 10: Environmental Racism. Environmental Justice

Day 11: Decolonization and Reparations 

Day 12: Reflection Day #2 

Day 13: Equity and the LGBTQIA+ Community

Day 14: Injustice in our Justice System 

Day 15: Voter Suppression Day

Day 16: The Power of Representation 

Day 17: Authentic Self Care and Mutual Aid 

Day 18: Talking to Children About Race   

Day 19: Reflection Day #3 

Day 20: Tools for the Racial Equity Change Process 

Day 21: Take Action in Your County 

21-Day Equity Challenge Discussion

Posted February 21, 2023 by Alyssa Bouchard

"Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble." – John Lewis, American politician and civil rights activist

As we wrap up the 2023 Equity Challenge, we need to bring the focus back to race. As discussed in Day 1’s materials on Levels of Racism and Day 3’s lessons on Institutional and Systemic Racism, the U.S. operates from a racist foundation that systematically oppresses people who are not part of the dominant group (historically white, male, straight, land-owning, etc.). All work to maintain and protect the system of white supremacy.

To work toward equity and justice across all forms of oppression (racism, sexism, ableism, religious persecution, heterosexism, ageism, anti-Semitism and more) we must center race because the system of white supremacy benefits from and expects our silence.

Where do we go from here? The work begins within us all; the work is all of us. In today’s challenge, we encourage you to dig deeper into the frameworks of anti-racism and equity-mindedness. It’s important to note that anti-racism and equity-mindedness will look different for white people, Black people, and people of color. This is an ongoing practice and process for all people, because we all suffer under white supremacy.

Anti-racism and equity-mindedness holds us accountable by requiring us to have an active and consistent practice of using the areas where we have power, influence and privilege to engage in actionable steps to undo behaviors, thoughts and actions that maintain white supremacy.

Learn about the different options you can make here: Take Action in Your County

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Reflection Day

You made it through Week 2 of the Challenge. Congratulations! Below are opportunities for you to act and reflect on what you read, watched, and listened to.

  • Explore Equity through the Arts–a partnership with Yen Azzaro. This week, Yen has curated arts opportunities that revolve around watching and creating. Click here for this week’s activities.
  • Engage with Your Family. Click here for Family Friday content.
  • Journal, reflect and share:
    • What have you learned this week?
    • What haven’t you considered previously?
    • What will you shift based on what you’ve learned?


Save the Date:

Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited
Nationally Acclaimed Exhibit Coming to Ann Arbor

March 10th – March 25th: Calling all art lovers! The Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College will present, "Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited," a pop-up art gallery presented by TSOP Michigan. The gallery will feature stories of generosity among Americans of African descent.

On March 10th, the exhibit will kick off with an opening reception and strolling dinner, from 6-8pm. Tickets are $50 per person. RSVP by March 1st to: tsopmichigan@gmail.com.

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Posted February 6, 2023 by Alyssa Bouchard
Thank you for making Week 1 a success! 

We wanted to create a dynamic resource for our community. Each day is catalogued above to continue your self-guided learning journey.

If you have any questions, please contact Natisha Jorae here: njorae@michigan.bank

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Welcome to the 21-Day Equity Challenge

Thank you for joining the Michigan Bankers Association 2023 United Way 21-Day Equity Challenge, which starts now and continues each day from February 1, 2023 through February 28, 2023.

We’ll lead discussions throughout the month beginning on February 1. These sessions will not be recorded, giving participants an opportunity for open discussion.

Before you start:

  • Visit the MBA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion web pages.
  • Get familiar with the terminology we’ll be using during the Challenge. Check out Racial Equity Tools’ Glossary of Racial Equity Terms. The words and language we use hold meaning and help us engage in more inclusive and respectful dialogue. 

Join us for the DEI 30-minute Roundtable sessions starting on February 1st at 9:30 a.m.

  • Join on your computer, mobile or rooms device. Click here to join the meeting.
  • Meeting ID: 248 573 596 645
  • Passcode: VowHpN 
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