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May 9, 2020

Angela interviewed Ericka Huggins at her home in Oakland, California in  February 2020. Huggins, an educator, Black Panther Party member, former political prisoner, human rights advocate and poet, generously shared poignant parts of her life.

For 40 years Ericka has lectured in the United States, and internationally, on Restorative Practices and, the role of spiritual practice in creating social change. 

Ericka speaks on campuses, and in community, about the importance of inclusive grassroots movements.

Ericka was professor of Sociology and African American Studies from 2011 through 2015 in the Peralta Community College District. At Merritt College, home of the Black Panther Party, she co-created and taught a course titled, “The Black Panther Party-Strategies for Organizing The People”.

Currently Ericka is a facilitator with WORLD TRUST leading conversations about Race and Gender Equity. In addition, she also facilitates workshops for Women on Radical Self Care.