Statement by the Washington Evaluators Board of Directors – Effective August 2020Updated: October 1, 2020
Washington Evaluators (WE) understands anti-racism to be an “active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably.”1 WE also understands that evaluation training and practice are privileges that are not exempt from systemic oppression—that oppression pervades our environments, hides beneath data, and emerges in biases. We are committed to upholding the principles and practices of anti-racism through diversity, inclusion, representation, justice, and equity in our programs, marketing, events, membership, and community engagement.
Our Commitments to Doing the Work
Our Pathway Toward Progress
Washington Evaluators' Embodying Antiracism Principles and Practices in Evaluation statement (2020)
Planning Towards Equity: Integrating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Antiracism into Washington Evaluators (2021), a report by Paragon Education Consulting commissioned by the Washington Evaluators
1Cited from the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) International Perspectives: Women and Global Solidarity as referenced on the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre webpage – ‘Anti-Racism Defined’.