Former Women and Gender Studies Professor Ericka Huggins Discusses Self-Care, Resilience

Friday, April 17, 2020

STANFORD DAILY -- Huggins describes herself as a “human rights activist, poet, educator, Black Panther Party leader and former political prisoner.” She was a leading member of the Black Panther Party for 14 years and is the first woman and first black person to be appointed to the Alameda County Board of Education. She also served as a professor of Women and Gender Studies at San Francisco State University and California State University, East Bay.

“It is important to recognize that the conditions of poverty that black and brown people and Southeast Asian people and indigenous people live in is not because of COVID-19,” Huggins said. “It is because of systems that have been in place for multiple generations.”