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IC TIG Week: Evaluation as a Tool for Social Justice by Chad E. Kee

Hi! I’m Chad E. Kee, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of  WhitworthKee Consulting, LLC. The COVID-19 pandemic and police brutality leading to the death of yet another Black person, George Floyd, are highlighting—yet again—systemic racism that exists in our society.  As a Black male, I am disturbed by the current state of our society and find …

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Social Justice Is More Than a Sign by Ann Del Vecchio

Hello. I am Ann Del Vecchio and I run Alpha Assessment Associates, LLC, a small evaluation firm in Albuquerque New Mexico.  A3 specializes in planning and evaluating education and health programs in the Southwest and Midwest. Our mission is to provide research, program planning, and evaluation services that improve the quality of life for the …

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What Do Blog Readers Think / Want to Know More About Social Justice? by Jeremy W. Foutz

Hi there, readers! I’m Jeremy W. Foutz, principal of STEAM Workgroup, a research and evaluation company in Indianapolis that specializes in working with complexity, cultural arts, and science. But really, I know very little in the scheme of things. For all my reading and listening regarding these (and other) social justice topics, for all my …

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What are Some Resources to Assist with Social Justice Work? by Mellie Torres

Hola! My name is Mellie Torres and I am a Research Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center and also an independent evaluator focusing on education, social emotional programming, out of school time programming, and the education of young men and boys of color. Today’s blog provides additional …

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How do I Include Social Justice in My Work? by James Groh

My name is James Groh, I’m an epidemiologist at the Marion County Public Health Department in Indianapolis where I’m evaluating our Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program which addresses racial inequities in chronic disease. As an evaluator, it is imperative to not only understand why social justice relates to my work but …

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Why should I Be Interested in Social Justice? by Jen LoPiccolo

Hello, AEA Community! My name is Jen LoPiccolo and I’m an evaluator with BECOME, a social change agency in Chicago with a mission to nourish communities affected by poverty and injustice to make their vision of a thriving community a reality. I’m excited to share why I believe the field of evaluation can be catalytic …

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MIE TIG Week: What is Social Justice? by Nicole Clark

We are Nicole Clark, Jen LoPiccolo, James Groh, Mellie Torres, and Jeremy Foutz. We’re members of the Multicultural Issues in Evaluation TIG, and we joined the MIE TIG’s Social Justice Committee, led by Ayesha Boyce and Darla Scott, in 2019. We will also be accompanied seasoned evaluator and AEA board member, Jara Dean-Coffey. The MIE Social …

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¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Week: Lessons on Social Justice in Evaluation by Libby Smith

Hello! My name is Libby Smith, I work at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where I am fortunate enough to work in evaluation in multiple capacities. Today I’d like to share with you some of the lessons I’ve learned from being a member of ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! First, Nicole Robinson and the rest of the executive board …

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EPE TIG Week: Two Social Justice Lessons for Environmental Program Evaluators by Marti Frank

I’m Marti Frank, a researcher and evaluator based in Portland, Oregon. Over the last three years I’ve worked in the energy efficiency and social justice worlds, and it’s given me the opportunity to see how much these fields have to teach one another. For evaluators working with environmental programs – and energy efficiency in particular …

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Maya Pilgrim on Seeing evaluation as social justice work

I’m Maya Pilgrim, the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault’s Evaluation Manager.  My work has focused on the primary prevention of sexual violence – addressing the root causes to prevent sexual violence from happening in the first place.  It means addressing systemic attitudes and inequities that while often similar, can look different according to context, a …

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