Erica Briggs is a facilitator of learning, DEI consultant, community caretaker, creative artist and author. In each capacity she is a storyteller, sharing connections related to developing a more transparent and fluid identity, embracing culture, and aligning with nature to better heal, grow and sustain mental health and well being.
A native Oregonian, Briggs has lived and worked across the country and overseas. As a single mother, she earned a BA in Communications at Mills College in Oakland, CA and a Master's in Africana Studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY where she studied the social construction of race in America.
For over 25 years, she has served various roles in asset-based community nonprofits, and both traditional and alternative learning environments from elementary through college.
When she is at play you will likely find her wandering in her garden, making a mess in her art studio, or hiking with her children to the nearest body of water.
During these mini-retreats, we are slowing down reality. Pause.We will listen to our selvesbodymindspirit.We will create space to heal, comfort souls.We will be able to tell what's happening, pay attention to the details playing out in our bodies as we surround ourselves with water. Emerged in easy heat, we will breathe in the steam...in...out...in...out...Take time to get a moment's peace,be still. Rest. Relax.Release. We will track emotions we're hearing and how they come through in our bodies, reflecting on our thoughts and beliefs about who we are and what we do while being busy in the world. We will speak of purpose.We will pray for clarity.We will shed shame, share wisdom, voice visions.We will stretch, quiet those thoughts, feel silence.We'll jus' chill and zone out. WW is about connecting in community. Listening with our whole bodies while em Women at the Well Weekly small group huddles presents the opportunity to practice balance of being. "It's a huddle for your heart." -H'vn Lee Skyes
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Create and sustain a healthy living community; design curriculum to help equip and inspire appreciation and connection to nature & the arts as tools for healing and growth.
Lead A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute workshops, anti-bias training and education programs for students, school staff and parents/families.
Developed and strengthened efforts to create and nurture an inclusive and equitable learning community for students, crew, faculty, and guides.
Designed and facilitated professional development curriculum for employees, leadership staff, and community stakeholders.
Rosemary Anderson High School
Collaborated with leaders from other campuses, community organizations, and sponsors to develop creative programming for student development.
North Charleston, South Carolina
Designed and initiated culturally relevant, project-based leadership development curriculum infused with creative arts, organizational standards and 21st century skills.
Transformative Living Community, International
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