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    • Monday, December 12, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Virtual (Zoom)
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    This event is the second in OPEN's Centering Racial Equity in Evaluation: The DEIJ Learning Series. 

    Focusing on the "Debunk Myths” guide in the Kellogg series, we will explore five beliefs and ideas about evaluation that can make us “anxious and apprehensive” about centering racial equity in our evaluation practice.

    Though myths are not true, they can support misconceptions and be passed along unchallenged by individuals, institutions and systems so people start to believe they are true. Our mental models – frames of how something works that guide our perceptions, behaviors, and how we approach and relate to other people and our surroundings – can contribute to perpetuating myths, consciously and unconsciously.

    Prior to this hour-long conversation exploring myths and our mental models, we will send participants the first practice guide and a brief summary of evaluation-related practices that are relevant to advancing racial equity goals. 

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    Centering Racial Equity in Evaluation: The DEIJ Learning Series

    OPEN is hosting a series of practice-oriented conversations with evaluators, evaluation users and funders of evaluations. We will ask ourselves and each other how we are advancing racial equity in our everyday evaluation approaches and practices. Using the W.K. Kellogg Foundation series “Doing Evaluation in Service of Racial Equity” as our practice guide, we will investigate our ideas, beliefs, organizations and systems. Join us every other month to build a supportive and honest learning community in our region.  

Past events

Monday, November 07, 2022 (re)Shaping Evaluation Together: AEA Conference 2022
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 DEIJ in Evaluation series: Walking the Talk: Putting Ontology into Practice
Friday, September 23, 2022 Evaluation Journal Club: Photo-Based Evaluation: A Method for Participatory Evaluation with Adolescents
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 OPEN’s Summer Social Networking Event
Thursday, April 28, 2022 OPEN is...Open!! Let's get back to networking!
Thursday, February 24, 2022 A Nonprofit Evaluation Story with Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Thursday, January 20, 2022 Skill Building for a Career in Program Evaluation: A Q+A Panel with Professionals in the Field
Thursday, January 13, 2022 OPEN Annual Meeting 2022
Friday, December 17, 2021 Submit your 2022 Council & Committee Interest Form today!
Thursday, December 02, 2021 Introduction to the OPEN Council with the 2021 OPEN leadership team
Friday, November 19, 2021 Evaluation Journal Club: Bridging Theory & Practice
Monday, October 04, 2021 OPEN Visioning Session 2
Friday, September 17, 2021 Culturally Responsive Evaluation: Lessons from the Indian Health Services
Wednesday, September 08, 2021 OPEN Visioning Session 1
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Measuring Student Success: Lessons for evaluators in the wake of COVID-19
Friday, July 23, 2021 Evaluation Journal Club: Inciting Social Change Through Evaluation
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Facilitation Essentials for Evaluators
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 SOLD OUT! Introduction to Evaluation Policies: What are they? What is the intention?
Thursday, May 06, 2021 Student Discussion: Building a Resume for Program Evaluation
Friday, April 09, 2021 A Conversation on Evaluative Thinking: A discussion with Chari Smith, Evaluation into Action, and Hayat Askar, EvalJordan
Friday, March 26, 2021 Evaluation Journal Club: Bridging Theory & Practice


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