white antiracism & racial healing: the journey is long by Matteah Spencer Reppart

I am Matteah Spencer Reppart, visionary leader and principal consultant with Proponents LLC.  Connected to my evaluation practice, I engage in work related to values orientations, systems and structures, and creating conditions for greater insight and awareness. As a white person embarking on the never-ending journey of unraveling myself from white-supremacy, I recognize five pivotal …

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white antiracism & racial healing: picking up the mic: using my white privilege to elevate voices of people of color by Martha Brown

I am Martha Brown, president of RJAE Consulting. I participated in the White Fragility book club last year to change, heal, and learn new ways of being and working. I’ve been working on projects that involve qualitative data analysis of open-ended survey questions. I recalled what Donna Mertens taught me – that evaluation should transform …

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white antiracism & racial healing: racial healing in community by Lenka Berkowitz & Libby Smith

Hello, my name is Lenka Berkowitz (she/her) and I’m an internal evaluator for Episcopal Community Services, a nonprofit organization that aims at challenging and reducing intergenerational poverty in the Philadelphia area. I met Libby Smith (she/they) through a book club exploring anti-racist works and her breathwork practice.  Libby created a community called Being Human At …

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white antiracism & racial healing: the temptation to quit by Anna Martin

Hello fellow humans. My name is Anna Martin (she/her). I am an Evaluator, Social Worker, Facilitator, Complexity Coach, curious mischief maker and co-founder of Picture Impact . For this post you should also know I am a white American, cis-, heterosexual woman and mother. Choosing something different Over years of evaluation practice I have naturally …

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white antiracism & racial healing: moving from learning to integration and action by Elizabeth Grim

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Grim (she/her). I am an evaluation consultant helping organizations tell their story through data. I am also President Elect of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society. What does my antiracist journey look like? When I was asked to contribute to this week, I wasn’t sure I was the right person to …

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white antiracism & racial healing: how do we use our power/privilege to transform our field? by Libby Smith & Maddy Frey

Hello! We are Maddy Frey (she/her) and Libby Smith (she/they), two evaluators who discovered our shared commitment to racial justice through a book club  focused on anti-racist evaluation work in early 2020 led by Libby and Rita Fierro. This post is written for white evaluators, knowing that people who hold power based on many socially …

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white antiracism & racial healing: turning the pointing finger around: white supremacy in me by Rita Sinorita Fierro

I’m Rita Sinorita Fierro, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Fierro Consulting, LLC. We specialize in bridging organizational development, community engagement, and program evaluation that builds collective power through radical love, healing, and future-forming practices.  Racial healing is an ongoing journey. I think of it as a bridge that requires building both the pillars and the …

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Happy Pi(e) Day! Here’s When Pie Charts are Okay (Seriously) by Ann K. Emery

It’s March 14th, which means… Happy Pi(e) Day! Hi, it’s Ann K. Emery, dataviz designer at Depict Data Studio. Let’s celebrate pie charts for what they’re great at—displaying two-slice overviews. Then, let’s brainstorm ideas for soaring beyond pies. Lessons Learned: Seven Guidelines for Using Pie Charts “Never use pie charts!” That’s only half-true. Pie charts …

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FIE TIG Week: Evaluation at a crossroads: Time to choose who we want to be and how we think by Vidhya Shanker

Greetings from Vidhya Shanker, an interdependent evaluation scholar and practitioner. With the new year, the inauguration, and the launch of vaccinations, it’s easy to let diverse optics fool us into thinking that we’ve turned a corner and lull us back to business as usual. This liberal narrative of progress—from which evaluation and its surrounding industries …

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FIE TIG Week: Example of Female Engineering Student’s Project Assessment from the gender lens by Ana Androsik

Hello! I’m Ana Androsik, Director, Feminist Data and Research – FDR Inc.  We have learned a great deal from our gender assessment and evaluation experience in Ghana and the West African region as a whole while working with professionals from a consortium including Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, Safe Water Network …

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