Ericka Huggins: The Role of Spiritual Practice in Social Justice Work
Ericka Huggins, the renowned former Black Panther, political prisoner, human rights activist – and educator, poet, and professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Merritt College in Oakland – has for 35 advocated for “restorative justice” and the role of spiritual practice in sustaining activism and promoting social change. Grounded in her belief in the greatness of the human heart, Ericka says each one of us has the ability to look there for the answers to questions about the future of our world. Personal transformation is necessary to achieve social transformation.
Introduction by Fania Davis, Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth.
This speech was given at the 2016 National Bioneers Conference.