Injury and illness. Anger, hostility, and destruction. Disregard, disrespect, and dishonesty. Betrayal. As scholars, practitioners, and as global citizens, we are surrounded by toxicity in ways that can make the ideals of CREA appear unattainable. Yet we embrace and embody the belief that people from distinct cultures can live together harmoniously, and that culturally responsive evaluation and assessment can offer guidance toward a more just future.
The theme of CREA VII both acknowledges the pain and challenges us to engage in a culture-based paradigm of care that uses evaluation and assessment to promote healing and transformation. A culture-based paradigm of care guides us to understand culture and context, learn from and with communities, support actions toward health and healing, and seek effective ways to create more responsive environments for individuals, groups, and communities. CONTINUE READING
November 21, 2022 - January 31, 2023
The Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) is an inclusive and diverse community that explicitly seeks to provide a platform for individuals, organizations, and communities to reflect on, engage with, and discuss ideas and experiences that draw on their lived realities–whether these be personal or professional. We hope that this year’s theme, Evaluation and Assessment as Healing: Towards Culture-Based Paradigms of Care, resonates across a wide range of cultural, community, scholar, and practitioner contexts.