Building the Black Educator Pipeline

Servant Leadership, Humanity and Education: Power to the People (ft. Ericka Huggins and Sharif El-Mekki)

Episode Summary

Together we can change the world. Black Panther, Ericka Huggins, and CEO of CBED Sharif El-Mekki join us for a rallying discussion on women's leadership, youth activism, and inspiring community activism.

Episode Notes

As Women's History Month comes to a close, we return to a powerful throwback episode of Building the Black Educator Pipeline with activist Ericka Huggins and Sharif El-Mekki, CEO of the Center for Black Educator Development.

Ericka Huggins educates us on the role women played in the Black Panther movement and shares about her leadership role in the party. Sharif El-Mekki talks about his earliest memories recognizing that he was a "cub" in the movement and talks about life as the son of a Panther.

The rest of the powerful conversation talks about the importance of education to the Black Panther party, and the parallels between community education of the time, black liberation schools, and more recent examples of Black independent schools.