Please join us on Thursday, April 27 for one evening with activist, former political prisoner, and poet Ericka Huggins as she reaches into her own history, reading the words of sheroes and heroes that span the last 50 years of her life. Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, she made a commitment to the Human Rights Movement and is a witness to movements across formations today.
Ericka is introduced by writer Zoé Samudzi sharing original works in criticism of the moment. The evening entire evening features open dialogue with audience members.
ERICKA HUGGINS is a human rights activist, poet, educator, Black Panther leader and former political prisoner. Her extraordinary life experienceshave enabled her to speak to audiences around the world 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 and 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), Ericka brings a unique, complete and honest perspective to the challenges and successes of the Black Panther Party and its significance today.
ZOÉ SAMUDZI is a queer black woman whose work is dedicated to reclaiming and reframing narratives both within the academy and outside of it. Wielding black feminist & womanist epistemologies, she interrogates structural whiteness and theorizes on decolonizing ways of knowing and truth-telling.