Monique I. Liston, MPA is a doctoral candidate in Urban Education at UW-Milwaukee and a Graduate Education Diversity Initiative Scholar at the Center for Urban Population Health. Ms. Liston’s research is on deimperializing and decolonizing research methodologies for developmental, formative and summative evaluation. Her dissertation is on organizations working with Black males and how they can use dignity as a guiding principle and measurable indicator of success. She is also the co-founder of All Black Everything, an organization focused on cultivating Black power in the city of Milwaukee through cooperative economics, food liberations, and intergenerational study groups. She is a member of Derute Consulting Cooperative where she works with a team to increase the capacity of schools, districts and other organizations to educate students of color.