Ericka Huggins to Provide Women’s Leadership Conference Keynote Sept. 8
August 31, 2020
Ericka Huggins — a human rights activist, poet, educator, Black Panther leader and former political prisoner — will provide a virtual keynote presentation for the 2020 Women’s Leadership Conference at noon Tuesday, Sept. 8, via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. Huggins’s keynote — “How Do We Foster Resilience?” — will discuss the traumatic effect that current events, including the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing racial violence, have had on our communities, and in particular communities of color. Huggins will share insights on how radical self-care — or prioritizing the health of our minds, bodies and spirits — can help us build resilience in times of change and uncertainty.
Huggins will also lead a workshop on radical self-care for self-identified women of color. The workshop will provide participants with opportunities for reflection and in-depth discussion. Email Amy Sharp with questions and to register for the workshop.
For 30 years, Huggins 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 sustaining activism and promoting change.
This event was originally scheduled as part of the 2020 Women’s Leadership Conference, an annual collaboration between Washington State University and University of Idaho.
About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 11,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky and Western Athletic conferences. Learn more at uidaho.edu