United Way of Greater Niagara is running a 14-week “Equity Challenge” in partnership with Niagara University, and offering “engaging and educational content” hosted at www.uwgn.org/equity.
A press release said, “This course gives individuals or groups, as well as NU students, the chance to learn more about race, equity and social justice, and how they affect the community we all live, learn and work in, with content curated by David B. Taylor, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of criminal justice at NU.
“This program will also likely feature a conference in mid-October, offering a chance for both students and community members taking the challenge to hear from other leading voices in the discussion about diversity, equity and inclusion.”
Week 1 of the challenge begins Sept. 5. Week 14 begins Dec. 5. The challenge also is being offered as an introductory NUB class for freshman at Niagara University.
Taylor said, “Together, we hope to gain a deeper understanding about the impact that systemic racism and inequity have on our region and in our local communities. Our goal is to deepen our awareness of and willingness to confront racism, bias and other social inequities, as we work to become champions of equity in our personal and professional lives.”
To register, visit www.uwgn.org/equity to fill out an online registration form; or text EQUITY2022 to 22828 today.