Grow Deeper in Your Equity Journey by Becoming a United Way NCA Equity Advocate

Jan 13, 2022

by Holly Martinez

To help others and to be our best, we must practice being human. And just like learning the violin, the more we practice, the better we get.

United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) has launched an Equity Advocate badge that recognizes the holder’s commitment to improving the lives of individuals and families in their community. Earning the Equity Advocate badge is a way to learn about the importance of equity and support the United Way NCA’s efforts to advance equity in our region.

As neighbors and community members, you are proving your dedication to promoting the health, education and economic opportunity for all and reducing disparities throughout.

For job seekers, the badge signifies a desire to be part of an inclusive and equitable working environment; and for employers, offering the badge promotes that same working environment for current and potential employees.

Those interested in earning United Way NCA’s Equity Advocate badge can do so by taking the following steps:

ADVOCATE FOR UNITED WAY NCA

Share social media content with your followers on why you support United Way NCA’s equity work and what it means to you. Make sure to tag us in your posts at @unitedwaynca on Facebook and Instagram, and at @uwnca on Twitter.

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

Take our DEI Vocabulary Quiz to see if you know important terms like BIPOC, gender nonconforming and cultural appropriation. Be sure to screenshot your results at the end of the quiz, as you will need to provide it as proof that you completed this step to earn your Equity Advocate badge.

LEARN THE IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EQUITY AND EQUALITY

“Equity” and “equality” are not synonymous. To learn the difference between the two and why United Way NCA is not only a thought leader but a champion for equity in the region, read our article on the topic.

 

After completing the steps, submit an application to United Way NCA to earn your equity badge. This will include sharing a link to your social media post, uploading a screenshot of your DEI quiz results and answering a question about equity vs. equality.

By taking these steps, you are not only working towards learning and growing in your personal equity journey but you are also ensuring that you are more equipped to advance equity in your own community.

Learn more at unitedwaynca.org/equity-advocate

When none are ignored, all will thrive.

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