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Dec 17: Are you Indigenous, Black, or a Person of Color in Minnesota doing evaluation work? Join a Community of Practice

07 Dec 2019 2:20 PM | Anonymous

Are you Indigenous, Black, or a Person of Color in Minnesota doing evaluation work? Join us on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the community room at Gandhi Mahal for an evening of community building and discussion about establishing a community of practice to more intentionally address systems change in, through, and around our evaluation work. We will spend time getting to know each other, having an open conversation about our experiences, and sharing ideas about how a group like this could influence systems change. Join when you can and stay for as long as you can--whatever works best for your schedule.

This is a potluck so feel free to bring a snack to share if you are able (all are welcome though, with or without snacks!). 

Please note that this space/time is being co-created by/for/as folks with life experience as members of groups that are Indigenous, Black, and/or Of Color who are doing evaluation work. White accomplices can show their support/solidarity by honoring the needs, rights, and power involved in IBPOC gathering among ourselves, without them. There will be future opportunities for White accomplices to participate and engage with us in these conversations. 

Please let us know if you plan to attend the December 17th meeting (in-person or remotely) or are interested in attending future events by completing this Google Form by Sunday, December 15. Feel free to forward this invitation to other IBPOCs practicing evaluation in Minnesota who may be interested in attending.

You may find it helpful to know:

·          If you are unable to attend in person, you can attend remotely via Zoom.  Contact Carolina at 

·          Children are welcome.

·          Gandhi Mahal is accessible by the Blue Line and Bus Route 21; we are happy to try helping coordinate transportation.

·          There is a ramp at both ends of the sidewalk on 27th Avenue and the community room is wheelchair accessible; we are happy to try to pin down details and arrange for specific types of access/accommodations including alternative formats, translation, and interpretation.

·          Gandhi Mahal is a restaurant and its community room is not scent-free.

If you have any questions, please contact Carolina at  

We look forward to connecting with you!


Tia Bastian (Professional Data Analysts)
Carolina De La Rosa Mateo (Professional Data Analysts)
Kassira Absar (The Improve Group)
Vidhya Shanker (Rainbow Research)



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Minnesota Evaluation Association

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Minneapolis, MN 55458



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