We are saddened by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and countless other black and brown people who have been unjustly harmed or killed for the color of their skin;
We are outraged that such blatant racism runs deep in our communities, and that our country’s many systems – physical and mental healthcare, early childhood, education, housing, food, criminal justice, and so on – echo this racism by producing racially disparate outcomes;
We are afraid for our friends, families, colleagues, and fellow community members that racial and ethnic discrimination will not end in this country, if we do not take action in a collective and meaningful way;
We believe equity is achieved when everyone, regardless of who they are or where they come from, has the opportunity to thrive; and
We know that when evaluators practice culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE), black, indigenous, and people of color can leverage data and share stories to promote change for justice.