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”.
past speaking engagements
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
Lewis & Clark
University of Johannesburg | South Africa University Speaking Tour
Sao Paolo, Brazil
California Mental Health Advocates for Children & Youth
More upon request
"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."
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