21-Day Disability Justice Challenge 

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This 21-Day Disability Justice Challenge is made possible through the valuable partnership between United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region and Disability Network Southwest Michigan. Our two organizations share a vision for our community where every person is equitably supported, and all people benefit with full access and inclusion.

We all know something about disability. Whether you are a person with a disability, know someone with a disability, or have simply seen people with disabilities, we probably all have an idea of what we think it means to have a disability. During this month, we invite you to learn more about disability from a position of equality and pride. The 21-Day Disability Justice Challenge, which is modeled after our 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. It is designed to raise your awareness, increase your understanding, and shift your perspective about disability in our culture.

The content in this Challenge will cover topics including the history of the disability justice movement, intersectionality, language, ableism, representation, accessibility, systemic inequalities for people with disabilities, allyship, disability pride, and resources for continued learning. Each day’s content includes opportunities to learn more about these topics by watching videos, listening to audio clips, reading articles, and answering discussion questions.

Accessibility: All videos included throughout this challenge are captioned. Some content includes voiceover, and some includes transcription. All images and infographics will include image descriptions. Please reach out to our team at getinvolved@uwbckr.org at any time with any questions about accessibility and/or accommodation requests.

The Disability Justice Challenge is under way as of October 1, 2021, and it’s not too late to sign up.

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