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Words Matter: Adopting Inclusive and Non-Violent Language

  • Thu, February 24, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Words Matter: Adopting Inclusive and Non-Violent Language

Led by the Washington Evaluators, February 24, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

Respect for people is a foundational guiding principle in the field of evaluation. We strive to promote equity and honor the dignity and wellbeing of individuals and groups. As such, we are trained to create surveys and tools with inclusive response options, select images for our materials and reports that reflect the diversity of program participants and cultures, and engage partners in culturally responsive and collaborative ways.

But what about the words and phrases we use in our meetings and reports? What is the language we are using saying about the values we hold, both individually and collectively?

Elizabeth Grim will focus this presentation on how we can adopt inclusive and non-violent language in our work as evaluators. Using real world examples, the talk will begin with common phrases and suggested alternatives. The presentation will include opportunities for attendees to provide examples, alternatives, and questions from their work. Attendees will leave with tangible examples of how to incorporate inclusive and non-violent language in their meetings, materials, and reports.

If you have questions about this event, please email programs@washingtonevaluators.org.

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