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February 2017

Training Series: “Exploring the Role of White Privilege in Teacher Preparation and Classroom Pedagogy”

February 16 - May 11
WMEP Professional Learning Center, 4825 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley, MN 55422 United States
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Dr. Hackman will be offering a new training series through the West Metro Education Program's Cultural Collaborative. The training will consist of four, 2-hour sessions, one each month in February-May 2017. These four sessions will explore the complicated dynamics of the way that Whiteness informs teacher preparation and classroom pedagogy: Session One: Developing a common understanding of Whiteness via a critical race lens. Defining concepts such as the White Racial Narrative, Counter Narrative, White privilege, and White normativity. Session Two: Exploring…

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April 2017

Conference Workshop: “Developing An Equity / Social Justice Lens and Its Application to STEM”

April 25 @ 9:15 am - 10:30 am
Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 United States
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Dr. Hackman will be presenting the lunch keynote at the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity's annual National Summit for Educational Equity. Workshop Description: While many folks proffer information about equity and social justice work, not all those advocating it have an accurate understanding of its content and processes. This session lays out a few of the most critical aspects of an equity / social justice lens, discusses how to more deeply develop this lens in an ongoing way, and then…

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Conference Keynote: “The Urgency of Now: Addressing the Critical Connections Between Equity/Social Justice Work and STEM Education”

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 United States
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Dr. Hackman will be presenting the lunch keynote at the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity's annual National Summit for Educational Equity. Keynote Description: If engaging in equity work did not seem urgent before, its critical importance to our educational environments, and ultimately to the success of all of our students, is surely clear now. This talk outlines a handful of important considerations when leaning into equity and social justice work beginning with an explanation of what this work is…

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Pre-Conference Institute: “Post-traumatic Master’s Syndrome: An Exploration of Whiteness as Trauma and Embodied Racial Justice”

April 27

Dr. Hackman will be offering a day-long pre-conference institute and two concurrent workshops at the 2017 White Privilege Conference. Institute Description: Thanks to the work of Dr. Joy DeGruy and Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, as well as countless other POC/N folks who have spoken truth to power, we know that the deep and long-lasting impacts of racial oppression do not merely register in the systems of our society but also land in the bodies of those targeted. This…

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Conference Workshop: “The Body Already Knows: A Framework for Dismantling Race, Racism and Whiteness and Achieving Racial Justice”

April 28 - April 30

Dr. Hackman will be offering a day-long pre-conference institute and two concurrent workshops at the 2017 White Privilege Conference. Workshop Description: What stops any of us from taking action, what hampers our courage, what slows our resistance to injustice? This workshop is based on two key ideas: The first is that the creation of Race (and the system of racial oppression it supports) serves to unnaturally divide us from each other and disrupt our inherent human connection. The second is…

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Conference Workshop: “Know Racial Justice, Know Climate Justice: Why Getting to Climate and Environmental Justice Demands a Dismantling of Whiteness”

April 28 - April 30

Dr. Hackman will be offering a day-long pre-conference institute and two concurrent workshops at the 2017 White Privilege Conference. Workshop Description: Issues of climate disruption and environmental destruction are deeply connected to systems of Racism and Whiteness both in terms of who will suffer first and worst, and with respect to the ideological roots that have led our planet to this precipice. This session suggests how a racial justice lens can be used to more critically understand the roots causes…

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May 2017

Pre-Conference Institute: “The Body Already Knows: A Framework for Dismantling Race, Racism and Whiteness and Achieving Racial Justice”

May 30 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fort Worth Convention Center, Ft. Worth, TX 76102 United States + Google Map

At this year's National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, Dr. Hackman will be presenting a workshop based on two key concepts: The first is that the creation of Race (and the system of racial oppression it supports) serves to unnaturally divide us from each other and disrupt our inherent human connection. The second is that the 50 trillion cells in our bodies already know how to live in just and supportive community and these patterns can serve as a…

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June 2017

Conference Poster Session: “It’s Not Just About Access: Health Equity in a Trump Administration”

June 1
Fort Worth Convention Center, Ft. Worth, TX 76102 United States + Google Map

Dr. Stephen Nelson will be presenting a poster session at the 2017 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, focusing on the multifactorial nature of racial disparities in health care and health outcomes. Poster Session Description: Barriers to health care equity include the health care system (insurance, funding, white-majority providers), the patient (poor health literacy, fear, mistrust), the community (awareness, advocacy), and health care providers (unconscious bias/stereotyping, lack of awareness of racism and lack of education around issues…

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Conference Poster Session: “A Pathway to Racial Justice for Campus Residence Life”

June 1
Fort Worth Convention Center, Ft. Worth, TX 76102 United States + Google Map

Dr. Heather Hackman will be presenting a poster session at the 2017 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, based on her extensive work with Residential Education departments on centering racial equity in their work. Poster session description: Dr. Hackman will be sharing some key components to a pathway to racial justice for campus residence life departments, including some frameworks for action, some key content pillars, some do's and don'ts, and an overview of the approach that she…

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Conference Workshop: “Are We There Yet?: The Complex Journey Toward Institutional Transformation”

June 1 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Fort Worth Convention Center, Ft. Worth, TX 76102 United States + Google Map

Dr. Hackman and Jorge Zeballos will be offering a 3-hour major session at the 2017 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education. Workshop Description: Equity and inclusion are quickly becoming critical priorities for most higher education institutions. Often times, colleges search for the best examples for how to institutionalize these priorities in what other institutions are doing. While these examples can be useful, each school will eventually need to customize their own paths toward equity and inclusion. In…

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