Elizabeth DiLuzio

Self-Care in the Age of Coronavirus by Elizabeth DiLuzio

Hello and Happy Saturday! This is Elizabeth DiLuzio, AEA365 Curator + Editor and Manager of Evaluation and Strategy at Good Shepherd Services. If you’re anything like me, the last few weeks have been a rollercoaster. There is no way to deny that this global pandemic – and our response to it – is taking an …

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Tips + Resources for Virtual Gatherings During This Global Pandemic by Elizabeth DiLuzio + Laura Zatlin

Hello and Happy Saturday! This is Elizabeth DiLuzio (AEA365 Curator + Editor and Manager of Evaluation + Strategy at Good Shepherd Services) and Laura Zatlin (Manager of Community-Based Programs at Good Shepherd Services). As Part II of our COVID-19 resource exchange, we want to share a list of tips and resources for virtually gathering people …

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Reflecting on the Role of Evaluator During This Global Pandemic by Miranda Yates

Dear AEA Community,  Today will begin a series of Saturday blogs that provide a space for us to reflect on and exchange information about our practice as evaluators in response to today’s global pandemic. This week we will address how to adapt our roles to the needs of the service providers with whom we work. Next week, we will look at tools and best practices for educators and …

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Letting Go of Perfectionism by Lisa Danielson Gierach & Katie Winters

Greetings! We are Lisa Danielson Gierach and Katie Winters, independent evaluation consultants. As white practitioners committed to dismantling racism, we have become peer supports to each other by sharing resources, talking through missteps, and holding each other accountable. Here we share two examples of our missteps with BIPOC* communities we supported each other through. Lisa’s …

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Letting Go of White Saviorism by Heather Mack

I’m Heather Mack of Heather Mack Consulting. I co-create liberatory, abolitionist approaches to data, evaluation, and research. I’m also recovering from white saviorism. Still popular among progressives, white saviorism is the racist belief that people of color can’t get themselves out of their “situation,” so they need help. Specifically, white help. Letting go of white …

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Letting Go of Thought Worship: Embodied Racial Healing by Libby Smith

Hello! I’m Libby Smith (@work_with_libby), an educator and evaluator at the University of Wisconsin – Stout. My work focuses on building equity and accessibility in evaluation through holistic personal growth & embodiment practices. As evaluators, we love to think that we can analyze our way out of any problem. In Western culture, we hold rational …

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Letting Go of Good by Meredith Reitman

Hi, I’m Meredith Reitman, President of Reitman Research and Strategy, which provides research for organizations looking to explore racial dynamics in the workplace. I’m white. In this post I’m digging into the psychology behind white fragility, trying to answer the question of why we white folks act this way so that we can eventually make …

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Letting Go of White Solidarity: Questioning and Rearranging Cultural Value by Martha A. Brown

I am Martha Brown, president of RJAE Consulting. As I grow in my understanding of how white supremacy manifests in myself and the world, it becomes more evident in my arts evaluation work. My story concerns a program evaluation in an art museum. Art museums are known white spaces; the American Alliance of Museums reported …

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So We’ve Got Privilege! What Are We Willing to Let Go of? by Rita Sinorita Fierro

I’m Rita Sinorita Fierro, CEO of Fierro Consulting, LLC. It’s my honor to introduce this week’s colleagues I’ve grown to love. Conversations about white privilege are often about what we as whites have: formal power, institutional support, unearned advantages. These conversations often end badly, because many people have experienced lack of advantages (due to gender, …

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Using Open Data to Accelerate Data Literacy Learning by Elizabeth DiLuzio

Happy Open Data Week from the great City of New York! On this day in 2012, our Open Data Law was signed, legislating that every NYC department provides its data online via the NYC Open Data Portal. My name is Elizabeth DiLuzio, volunteer curator for AEA365, instructor of Quantitative Methods in Evaluation at New York …

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