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"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 Univ. & 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, Facilitator and Filmmaker

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”.


Sample speaking topics include:

— The Black Panther Party & Its Community Survival Programs

— Spiritual Activism and Social Justice

— Resiliency Skills for Educators

— Health and Well-Being for Women of Color


Past speaking engagements include:

— Cornell Univ., Stanford Univ., U.C. Berkeley, U.C.L.A., Brooklyn College, Gonzaga Univ., Lewis & Clark, Coimbra Univ., Portugal, NCORE, California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth (more upon request)


For speaking inquiries:


email: info@speakoutnow.org

phone: 510.601.0182

website: www.SpeakOutNow.org