What is the Penn Women's Center?

We're one of the nation's oldest campus-based Women's Centers and we work with students, staff and faculty to promote gender justice at Penn and beyond. The video below, made as part of our 40th Anniversary Voices of Change Project, celebrates our past and present. We hope it will inspire you to become part of our future:




Announcements

#BlackWomensLivesMatter: The Impact of Sexual Violence
Tuesday, January 19th, 12:00pm â€" 1:30pm | Penn Women's Center, 3643 Locust Walk
As national data shows, black women are disproportionally affected by sexual violence, yet are one of the groups least likely to report or to seek resources. This space will be a forum for black women to ask questions, share experiences on campus, and discuss ways to increase the awareness and visibility of sexual violence in the black community. Lunch will be provided. This is program is in conjunction with the MLK Commerative Symposium on Social Change sponsored by the African-American Resource Center.

Hosted by Brittany Harris, Associate Director, Penn Women's Center
Co-sponsors: Counseling & Psychological Services, Makuu: Black Cultural Center, Black Graduate Women's Association, Big Sisters Mentoring

Self-Care for Social Change
Thursday, January 28th, 2:00pm â€" 3:30pm | Penn Women's Center, 3643 Locust Walk
This session will explore the responsibility we have to connect self-care with leading change. Self-care is often an afterthought when we approach social change, but it is critical to remember that sustaining this depth of leadership requires sustaining ourselves. The workshop is open to anyone but will be of particular value to caregivers and student life practitioners who support students leading social justice movements across campus and are conditioned to take care of everyone else before ourselves. Participants will learn: how race and gender shape our ideas about when, how and why to care for ourselves, how to develop specific approaches to personal sustainability, how to support each other through our intersecting journeys. This is program is in conjunction with the MLK Commerative Symposium on Social Change sponsored by the African-American Resource Center.

Hosted by Michaela Pommells, Associate Director, Penn Women's Center

Check out the PWC Library
Did you make a New Year's resolution to read more? If so, PWC can help! Thanks to some generous gifts from our fabulous alumni, we were able to purchase some great new titles for our lending library, just some of which are pictured below. Stop by to explore our full collection of books and DVDs!