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New Publication! Facilitation And Evaluation

I co-edited this issue of New Directions in Evaluation to bridge the views of these two fields. More



How will we write the next chapter of the story of race in America?

Using Art of Hosting and Conflict Transformation: An event in Houston, Texas.    More


New Results on Girls' Lives in Afar

Why is it hard to change attitudes about girls' education? Because in poor countries, it's more complex than you may think. Check out the results of this study funded by Girlhub Ethiopia More


Photo courtesy of Girlhub Ethiopia ©2013


Arts in Evaluation

My webinar on the use of Arts in Evaluation is now available online.  More


Rita's Blog

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Feb 13, 2015
Category: Antiviolence 
Category: Racism 
Category: Art and Social Justice 
Author: Rita Fierro, Ph.D.

In the face of the media attention to police brutality and the failure of juries to indict the officers who pulled the triggers in the killings on Michael Brown and Eric Gardner, I cannot be silent. The issues are not new, but the media has now decided that they are newsworthy, so we are now inundated. As a white anti-racist ally, I feel the need to speak up on one aspect of white supremacy and the way it plays out in the United States against Black and brown people.