Igniting a Grassroots movement in the 21 Century by Ericka Huggins

February 21, 2017 at 79 pm[2h]
Alumni Hall

Igniting a Grassroots movement in the 21 Century by Ericka Huggins Alumni Hall

Ericka Huggins is a human rights activist, poet, educator, Black Panther leader, and former political prisoner. For the past 30 years, she has lectured throughout the United States and internationally. Her extraordinary life experiences have enabled her to speak personally and eloquently on issues relating to the physical and emotional well-being of women, children and youth, whole being education, over incarceration, and the role of the spiritual practice in sustaining activism as well as promoting change. As a result of her 14-year tenure as a leader of the Black Panther Party (the longest of any woman in leadership) she brings a unique, complete, and honest perspective to the challenges and successes of the Black Panther Party and its significance today.

Join us Tuesday, February 21, as we welcome her and her keynote speech: "Igniting a Grassroots movement in the 21 Century" to the Gustavus community from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Alumni Hall.

AudienceCampus
ContactHenry Adebisi '18 — 507-933-8609
CategoryLecture
SponsorChaplains Office, Diversity Center, Peace Studies Program, Political Science, DLC.