Diversity, Cultural Competency and Social Justice Frameworks in Schools

Dr. Hackman discusses the critical differences between employing frameworks of diversity, cultural competency, and social justice in educational settings – and the way that a social justice approach advances critical thinking skills.

Excerpt from Interview with Dr. J. Q. Adams
Professor of Educational & Interdisciplinary Studies
Western Illinois University

(c) 2011 Western Illinois University

Moving Past Guilt and Denial

Dr. Hackman discusses the importance of White people moving past guilt and mis-education so they can take anti-racist action – as a way of coming home to their core values.

Excerpt from Interview with Dr. J. Q. Adams
Professor of Educational & Interdisciplinary Studies
Western Illinois University

(c) 2011 Western Illinois University

Dr Heather Hackman, Social Justice—PART 1 and 2

MEA’s Social Justice Institute keynote speaker was Dr. Heather Hackman from St. Cloud University, Minnesota this year. She had a lot to share in addressing bias and insight into filling in the gaps.

In Part 1, Dr. Hackman clarifies what social justice is and really looks at the issues of power, privilege and equity. For instance, not everyone has the same access to resources…do you understand what that looks like?

In Part 2, Dr. Heather Hackman continues to speak about what social justice is and how you can gain awareness around diversity and equity. How can we make this a better situation for everybody?

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