Publications and Posts by HCG Consultants

Books, Chapters and Anthologies*

Adams, Maurianne, Blumenfeld, Warren, Castañeda, Carmelita Rosie, Hackman, Heather W., Peters, Madeline L., and Zúñiga, Ximena, eds. Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, Second Edition. New York: Routledge, 2010. Print. Click here for the Routledge companion website for this book for additional resources.

Hackman, Heather W. “Broadening the Pathway to Academic Success: The Critical Intersections of Social Justice Education, Critical Multicultural Education and Universal Instructional Design.” Pedagogy and Student Services for Institutional Transformation: Implementing Universal Design in Higher Education. Eds. Emily Goff and Jeanne L. Higbee. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy, 2008. Pages 25-48. Web. Click here to download this resource for free from the University of Minnesota.

Hackman, Heather W. “Calling Out the Wizard Behind the Curtain.” Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories. Eds. Eddie Moore Jr., Marguerite W. Penick-Parks, and Ali Michael. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 2015. Chapter 5. Print.

Hackman, Heather W. and Nelson, Stephen C. “Dismantling Racism to Improve Health Equity.” Health Disparities: Epidemiology, Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Risk Factors and Strategies for Elimination. Eds. Owen T. Jackson and Kathleen A. Evans. New York: Nova Publishers, 2013. Chapter VI, pages 147-160.



Hackman, Heather W. “Five Essential Components for Social Justice Education.” Equity & Excellence in Education 38.2 (2005): 103-109. Print.

Hackman, Heather W. “Open Minds to Equality: A Sourcebook of Learning Activities to Affirm Diversity and Promote Equity.” Equity & Excellence in Education 40.4 (2007): 348-350. Print.

Hackman, Heather W. “Teaching LBGTQI Issues in Higher Education: An Interdependent Framework.” Diversity & Democracy: Making Excellence Inclusive: Higher Education’s LGBTQ Contexts 15.1 (2012). Print.

Hackman, Heather W. and Rauscher, Laura. “A Pathway to Access for All: Exploring the Connections Between Universal Instructional Design and Social Justice Education.” Equity & Excellence in Education 37.2 (2004): 114-123. Print.

Nelson, Stephen. “Equity in Health Care: Examining the Impact of Racial Bias.” Minnesota Physician 25.4 (July 2011): 1+. Print.

Nelson, Stephen. “Health Equity: Understanding Institutional Racism.” Minnesota Physician 30.12 (March 2017): 1+. Print.

Nelson, Stephen and Hackman, Heather. “Race Matters: Perceptions of Race and Racism in a Sickle Cell Center.” Pediatric Blood & Cancer 60.2 (Mar 2013): 451-454. Print.

Nelson, Stephen, Prasad, Shailendra and Hackman, Heather. “Training Providers on Issues of Race and Racism to Improve Health Care Equity.” Pediatric Blood & Cancer 62.5 (May 2015): 915-917. Print.

Nelson, Stephen. “Racism and Health Inequity.” Des Moines University Magazine. (Winter 2016). 32-33. Print.


Blogs and Blog Posts

Marie Michael’s blog, A Day in the Life, features reflections on P-12 education and pedagogy, racial equity and social justice.


…and of course, don’t miss the HCG Blog for plenty  of blog posts from HCG consultants and friends!

Research Posters

“Race, Racism and Whiteness Training to Improve Health Equity” Research Poster. Developed for and presented at the 2015 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education by Dr. Stephen Nelson. Based on research and findings published in May 2015 issue of Pediatric Blood and Cancer (see above) by Stephen Nelson, Shailendra Prasad and Heather Hackman, with additional assistance from Elizabeth Scott of Jackpine Consulting. 


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Near the Twin Cities? Buy or order from one of these great progressive, independent bookstores!

Birchbark books

“Boozhoo! Welcome. Birchbark Books is operated by a spirited collection of people who believe in the power of good writing, the beauty of handmade art, the strength of Native culture, and the importance of small and intimate bookstores. Our books are lovingly chosen. Our store is tended with care.”

Boneshaker books

“Boneshaker Books is a radical & progressive bookstore located in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. Boneshaker, staffed solely by volunteers, first opened in January of 2011. We specialize in progressive/radical literature, children’s books, and a curated fiction section. Purchase in our store or place a special order online for pickup. If you are local, you can choose to have your purchase delivered to you by bicycle!”

Moon Palace books

“An independent bookstore located in the Longfellow neighborhood at Minnehaha Ave and East 33rdst right behind Peace Coffee Wonderland Park and the Trylon microcinema. We’ve got used books. We’ve got new books. We’re very excited to be open and can’t wait to meet you!”