The Minnesota Evaluation Association is looking forward to hosting a panel discussion on Friday, December 1 from 4-6pm in Auditorium A at the Amherst H. Wilder Center.
Panel presenters, Sida Ly-Xiong, Dr. Ellen Shelton, and Joe Curiel, will discuss how they think about and address issues of access and equity in and through their evaluation work. Each panelist will share evaluation projects that best reflect the products and struggles of the process of defining, designing, and measuring access and equity within evaluations and programs. After presentations from each panelist, members of the MNEA board will facilitate a panel discussion and audience Q&A.
The panel will begin at 4:00 and end at 5:30, providing time for networking among audience members and panelists.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Joe Curiel is a Results Measurement Specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education. His work includes evaluating the success of various statewide initiatives designed to improve education outcomes for students. Specific to equity, Joe's work also focuses on differences in outcomes by various student groups and how the initiatives may or may not be serving or effecting various groups of students differently.
Ellen Shelton has been with Wilder Research since 1997. During that time she has worked on a wide variety of studies, with primary focuses on systems change and the well-being of families and children. Her work, combining qualitative and quantitative methods, has included needs assessments as well as developmental and outcome evaluations.
Sida Ly-Xiong has served in public and nonprofit sectors for over 20 years. Using participatory methods, Sida develops evaluative processes to advance equity and accountability. As a Community Engagement Coordinator at the Minnesota Dept. of Health, Sida helps agencies apply a racial equity lens in public policy, particularly by promoting community and civic engagement. Her work as an independent Evaluation and Equity consultant, Sida supports collaborative initiatives to evaluate their collective impact and co-create strategies with their communities.