Past Newsletters

Hackman Consulting Group publishes a bi-monthly e-newsletter full of updates, reflections and resources. Read on below for highlights from some recent issues – or click here for links to all past HCG e-newsletters!

In the September 2017 Issue:

  • Featured Upcoming HCG Presentations & Events: Hope to see you at the 2017 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference/Expo & the Overcoming Racism Conference
  • Featured Action: March for Racial Justice, Washington DC, September 30
  • Featured Organization: BYP100
  • Book Review: “No Is Not Enough” by Naomi Klein.  Reviewed by Dr. Heather Hackman
  • Climate Change Corner: “…your place in the family of things.” by Sonia Keiner
  • Training Tidbits: “Letting Go in the Name of Justice” by Jessica Carter & Allison Schipma

In the July 2017 Issue:

  • HCG Highlight: Dr. Heather Hackman featured on Current Conversations with Robert Con Davis-Undiano
  • Book Review: “Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America” by Michael Eric Dyson, Reviewed by Dr. Heather Hackman
  • Climate Change Corner: “The Uninhabitable Earth: Hyperbolic Claims or Sobering Wake-Up Call?” by Dr. Heather Hackman
  • Training Tidbits: “Elevating Dialogue by Building Common Ground”
    by Dr. Heather Hackman
  • Featured Organization: The Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative & Overcoming Racism Conference

In the May 2017 Issue:

  • Book Review: Born on Third Base” by Chuck Collins, reviewed by Dr. Heather Hackman
  • Training Tidbit: “Educating for Social Justice in the Era of 45” by Dr. Heather Hackman
  • Climate Change Corner: “What If You Are Wrong?” by Dr. Heather Hackman
  • Featured Organization: PolicyLink

In the March 2017 Issue:

  • Book Review:  “The Book of Joy” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with Douglas Abrams, reviewed by Dr. Heather Hackman
  • Climate Change Corner:  “An Inconvenient Alternative Fact” by Sonia Keiner
  • Featured Organization: United We Dream

In the January 2017 Issue:

  • Book Review: Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, From Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by Mark Lamont Hill, reviewed by Heather Hackman
  • Training Tidbit: “Oh, Lorde: Inspirations for Anti-Racist Educators in the Trump Era” by Maria Graver
  • Climate Change Corner: “Climate Justice Intentions for 2017 & the Trump Era” by Indrani Singh
  • Featured Organization: Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation

Instead of a regular November 2016 newsletter, we published a Post-Election Statement from HCG, and a special edition newsletter entitled Post-Election Resources and Actions to Build Collective Hope and Momentum.

In the September 2016 Issue:

  • Book Review: White By Law: The Legal Construction of Race by Ian Haney Lopez, reviewed by Heather Hackman
  • Training Tidbit: “The Privilege of Coaching: Structuring in Accountability and Challenge” by Kate Eubank
  • Climate Change Corner: “The Nation that Destroys Its Soil, Destroys Itself” by Sonia Keiner
  • Featured Organization: Indigenous Environmental Network

In the July 2016 Issue:

  • Book Review: Rethinking Sexism, Gender and Sexuality from Rethinking Schools
  • Training Tidbit: Systems and History
  • Climate Change Corner: New Conservation and the Anthropocene
  • Featured Artist: Jasiri X

Nope, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. We skipped an issue in May 2016 because we were all just so darn busy with trainings and conference presentations!

In the March 2016 Issue:

  • Book Review: A People’s Curriculum for the Earth: Teaching Climate Change and the Environmental Crisis by Bill Bigelow and Tim Swinehart
  • Training Tidbit: The Importance of a Common Language and Framework
  • Climate Change Corner: Re-defining Sustainability
  • Featured Organization: The Privilege Institute

In the January 2016 Issue:

  • Book Review: The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming by Natasha Bowens
  • Training Tidbit: The importance of focusing on systems and history to ground participants into a “big picture” of oppression.
  • Climate Change Corner: An overview of the triumphs and challenges of COP 21 including a resource list.
  • Featured Organization: Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

In the November 2015 Issue:

  • Book Review: Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich, and Sacrificing the Future of America by Tim Wise
  • Training Tidbit: Setting the Context for Education and Action
  • Climate Change Corner: Review of Bioneers Conference and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) Conference

In the September 2015 Issue:

  • Book Review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Training Tidbit: Stop, Drop and Roll
  • Climate Change Corner: No Climate Justice Without Gender, Economic and Racial Justice

In the July 2015 Issue:

  • Book Review: Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race
  • Training Tidbit: Training Traps for Dominant Group Members Part I: Being the Expert
  • Climate Change Corner: Reflections on Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change

In the May 2015 Issue:

  • Anthology Preview: Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice
  • Book Review: What’s Race Got to Do With It?: How Current School Reform Policy Maintains Racial and Economic Equality
  • Training Tidbit: Pull v. Push Questions
  • Climate Change Corner: A Nod to What We Love

In the March 2015 Issue:

  • Event Highlight: Environmental Justice Faculty Institute: Teaching Sustainability Through a Social Justice Lens Across the Curriculum
  • Conference Highlight: The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE)
  • Book Review: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
  • Training Tidbit: Why I Identify as a “Multigenerational, White, U.S.er”
  • Climate Change Corner: The Debt of the Global North

In the January 2015 Issue:

  • Event Highlight: More Than Skin Deep: Uprooting White Privilege and White Supremacy One Cell at a Time
  • Conference Highlight: The White Privilege Conference (WPC 16)
  • Book Review: Birth of a White Nation: The Invention of White People and Its Relevance Today and Awake In the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery
  • Training Tidbit: Intersectionality to Interdependence
  • Climate Change Corner: Connecting to Nature; The Myth of “Jobs vs. the Environment”

In the September 2014 Issue:

  • Book Review: Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
  • Training Tidbit: Remembering the Body
  • Climate Change Corner: People’s Climate March

In the July 2014 Issue:

  • Developing Work: Racial Justice as a Spiritual Imperative
  • Book Review: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
  • Book Review: Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hip Hop: Crises in Whiteness

In the May 2014 Issue:

  • Book Review: Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier
  • Training Tidbit: Training that is Proportional
  • Climate Change Corner: Addressing Climate Change through a Race, Class and Gender Justice Lens