This section of the site is designed to help groups assess, learn from, and document their racial equity work, with special attention to issues of power and privilege in the work, and in evaluation. For guidance on evaluation terms, see the below discussion (updated from our earlier site, www.evaluationtoolsforracialequity.org) and consult the glossaries listed.
Many words that are used in evaluation have a very specific and technical meaning in that context, which may be different from their more general meaning in everyday speech. For example, in everyday speech, the words “impact” and “outcome” are both used as synonyms for “result.” However, people doing or writing up evaluations may use “outcome” to describe a changed state of being (which could be the result of a program, intervention, or activity) [...]
“Every great change must expect opposition because it shakes the very foundation of privilege.”
~ Lucretia Mott, Quaker abolitionist and women’s rights activist
Anti-Racism Evaluation Panel, Atlanta-area Evaluation Association