Data and evidence can be powerful tools to help us spotlight inequities, better understand root causes, and achieve greater impact. But leaders too often make prejudiced choices using data, not understanding the equity implications of their work and requiring historically disadvantaged communities to contort themselves into the narrow boxes of the status quo. In this “virtual fireside chat,” Heather Krause and Michael McAfee will discuss how, when beginning from a place of justice, leaders can develop data and evidence strategies that better account for biases and are aimed at achieving racial equity.
Attendees will learn:
Why “objective quantitative research” or “value-free evidence” are false narratives, and how to make choices in our research that better reflect the equity we want to embed.
How data and evidence have historically been used as a means of preserving a racist status quo, and what we can do to reimagine them instead as tools for justice.
Wednesday, July 27
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET