In January 2017, Washington Evaluators, the American Evaluation Association, and George Washington University co-sponsored the first Dialogue on Race and Class in America. Washington Evaluators President Nick Hart, a panelist, summarized some comments from the event in a recent Blog Post. in April 2017, AEA convened the second dialogue in San Antonio, Texas. And in September the third dialogue in advance of the fall conference will convene in Chicago, IL.
Join Washington Evaluators here in the DC-area as we watch the dialogue remotely to participate in the discussion. The Watch Party will convene at the home of Washington Evaluators 2017 President Nick Hart. Light refreshments will be provided.
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Join your AEA colleagues for an open dialogue exploring the ways race and class issues in America impact the practice of program evaluation. The dialogue is intended to promote reflection and positive actions addressing the deeply rooted and structurally intertwined issues that propel racial, ethnic, and class disparities in our society. These are the issues behind the troubling headlines, as the nation goes from one high profile incident to the next. This three-part series will bring evaluators, policy analysts, and applied researchers together to discern ways to proactively engage these issues, in our collective professional practice.
Evaluators play a critical part in promoting positive action on any social issue of concern. Our work is expected to bring the power of systematic inquiry to promote understanding and positive movement. Through the dialogues, we will learn from each other, how and when we might positively contribute to addressing pressing issues of national concern.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:00pm – 7:30pm CST
Register to attend the event in Chicago or via live streaming. Once registered, attendees will receive specific directions for the live event, or instructions to access the live streaming video.
This event is free and open to the public.
Melvin Hall, Northern Arizona University Professor, Former Member AEA Board of Directors
Dr. Robin Lin Miller, Professor of Ecological - Community Psychology, Michigan State University
Susana Vasquez, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
Alden Loury, Director of Research and Evaluation, Metropolitan Planning Commission
Dr. Joan LaFrance, Owner, Mekinak Consulting, enrolled Citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Belcourt North Dakota
Dr. Amanda Lewis, Professor of African American Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago
Susan Smith Richardson, Editor and Publisher, The Chicago Reporter
Click here for more information about our panelists.
We urge our members and colleagues to come together and ask the important questions, raise our collective understanding, and commit to contributing to racial and social class healing. Visit the AEA website toregister and learn more about this event and upcoming dialogues. Questions about this event? Please contact Natalie DeHart at firstname.lastname@example.org
The AEA Dialogue on Race and Class in America Series is supported by:
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