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Finding Common Cause: Sustainability Through a Social Justice Lens

February 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Dr. Heather Hackman for a compelling and lively talk addressing equity and social justice on college campuses.
Dr. Hackman has been teaching and training on social justice issues since 1992 and was a professor in the Department of Human Relations and Multicultural Education at St. Cloud State University in St Cloud\, Minnesota for 12 years before she began focusing full time on consulting. She has taught courses in social justice and multicultural education\, race and racism\, heterosexism and homophobia\, social justice education\, oppression and social change\, sexism and gender oppression\, class oppression\, and Jewish oppression.

She received her doctorate in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2000 and has taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst\, Westfield State College\, Springfield College\, St Cloud State University\, Hamline University\, and the University of St Thomas. In 2005 she founded Hackman Consulting group and consults nationally on issues of deep diversity\, equity and social justice and has focused most of her recent training work on issues of racism and white privilege\, gender oppression\, heterosexism and homophobia\, and classism.

She has published in the area of social justice education theory and practice\, racism in health care (with Stephen Nelson)\, and is currently working a book examining issue of race\, racism and whiteness in education through a model she calls “cellular wisdom”. In 2009\, she was awarded a Research Fellowship with the Great Place to Work Institute and has developed corporate training rubrics that combine her social justice content with GPTWI’s “trust” frameworks. She has sat on the board of Minnesota NAME as president\, the board of Rainbow Families\, has served on numerous committees committed to multicultural and social justice work\, and since 2012 has served as a member of the Advisory Council for the White Privilege Conference.

Her most recent research and conference presentations have focused on climate change and its intersections with issues of race\, class and gender.


February 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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