We are thrilled to announce Dr. Dominica McBride as the keynote speaker for the 2021 virtual conference. The theme for this year's conference is The Promise of Equitable Evaluation: A Journey From Theory to Practice.
Dr. Dominica McBride is a leading thinker on how we evolve beyond the current racial-equity paradigm, a champion of Culturally Responsive Evaluation, and a grassroots advocacy strategist.
Culturally responsive evaluation has evolved and the situation today requires a direct action approach with the communities we engage with. We need a liberated consciousness and the actions that come out of that consciousness to confront these times. How can we shape our inner and collective consciousness to create structural transformation? This talk is going to be about what that looks like. It'll be engaging with exercises to get us in that reflective mode and ready to be leaders in the transformation that could take place right now.
Integrating culturally responsive and equitable evaluation into our practice is a journey that many of us have yet to perfect. Building on a foundation of cultural competence in evaluation, evaluators can and should begin conducting equitable evaluations by making considerations for social identity, group membership, privilege, and power. This is not easy. There are also many barriers to implementation, including pushback from clients and colleagues as well as extra costs. MAE’s 26th Annual Conference will examine how we can begin to name the beliefs, practices, and norms that prevent evaluation, research, and learning from being in service of and contributing to equity.
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