JOIN US FOR THE 21-DAY CHALLENGE!
Whether you’re a person with a disability, know someone with a disability, or have simply seen people with disabilities, we probably all have an idea what we think it means to have a disability. But let’s go deeper.
This statewide effort explores disability from a position of equity and pride in order to raise awareness, increase understanding, and shift perspectives about disability in our culture. Participants will receive one email each weekday, beginning Monday, August 1, that features videos, articles, podcasts, and discussion questions on topics including ableism, the history of the disability justice movement, intersectionality, language, accessibility, systemic inequalities for people with disabilities, allyship, and disability pride.
HOW IT WORKS
It’s completely free to participate, and we deliver everything you need right to your inbox:
Fill out the sign-up form from your local United Way
For 21 weekdays, you’ll receive a daily email
Start each day of the challenge by reading the introduction
Explore the topic in depth using the provided options
Capture your daily reflections and actions using our activity log (PDF | WORD)
Explore this work with friends, family, and colleagues by using our discussion guide
The challenge will launch in conjunction with the latest installment of the ALICE in Focus Research Series from the Michigan Association of United Ways (MAUW) and research partner United For ALICE. Releasing on Tuesday, July 26, the 32nd Anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), this report will use data and analysis to spotlight the realities of people living with disabilities in Michigan.
The Disability Equity Challenge builds upon the 21-Day Race Equity Challenge developed by diversity experts Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., Debby Irving, and Dr. Marguerite Penick and adapted for the United Way network by United Way of Washtenaw County. Disability Network Southwest Michigan developed specific content for the 21-Day Disability Equity Challenge.
COMMIT TO THE CHALLENGE
To join the challenge with your community and local United Way, select your county below.