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Health and Well-Being for Women of Color

History, Identity and Culture

Resiliency Skills for Educators

Spiritual Activism & Social Justice

The BPP & its Community Survival Programs




Art & Politics


Feminism is Humane

Human Rights Are Civil Rights


Poetry & Spoken Word

Prison Industrial Complex & Police

Programs for High School Students

Racism & Racial Justice

For over three decades Ericka has lectured throughout the country, where her extraordinary life experiences enable her to speak personally and eloquently on issues relating to the physical and emotional well-being of women and children, youth, incarceration, education, and the role of spiritual practice in sustaining activism and promoting change. 


As the result of her 14-years as a leader in the Black Panther Party (the longest tenure of any woman in party leadership), she is a popular speaker, panelist and consultant for her unique, complete and honest perspective on the history and much debated challenges and successes of the Black Panther Party. As a consultant, Ericka has worked with BET, HBO, VH1 and others on numerous projects and was featured in HBO’s “Bastards of the Party” & “41st & Central”.

Speaking topics
past speaking engagements

Cornell University

Stanford University

University of Southern California

University of California | Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, San Diego

Cal State University | East Bay, San Francisco, San Jose,
Los Angeles, San Diego

Mills College Education Pioneers

Brooklyn College

Lewis & Clark

Columbia University

University of Johannesburg | South Africa University Speaking Tour

Lisbon, Portugal

Sao Paolo, Brazil


California Mental Health Advocates for Children & Youth


More upon request

Ericka's Schedule

"I know of no other lecturer who is so able to combine vivid personal anecdotes and astute historical analysis. My students have been enthusiastic in their praise of Ericka's Guest Lectures."

—Dr. Claybourne Carson,

Professor, Stanford University & Director, Martin Luther King Jr. Research & Education Institute

"...What shines forth from her talks and presentations is a living example of what it means to be human, courageous and of service while being filled with integrity and humility. Ms. Huggins is a beacon of light in a complex world."

—Dr. Shakti Butler, 

Filmmaker & Facilitator

"Fueled by her compassion, commitment and deep concern for others, she not only instructs from her wealth of knowledge and experience, but makes an authentic, personal connection with her audience that elicits true transformational learning."

—Adrienne Pegg, 

Holistic Health Educator, County of Alameda, CA

"Ericka has a combination of an amazing generosity of spirit and truthfulness. Very generous assumptions, [she is] always able to step back and see the larger picture and see where people are coming from and also very truthful in calling one another to truthfulness."

—Purdue University Black Student Alliance

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