by BOTWC Staff via https://www.becauseofthemwecan.com/
She’s blazing a trail!
Sherisse Laud-Hammond is making history as the first Black woman to lead the University of Pennsylvania’s Women’s Center, 6 ABC Philadelphia news reports.
Laud-Hammond has served as director of the Penn Women’s Center for more than two years now. She is the first Black woman to hold the title since the center’s inception in 1973, more than 40 years ago. The Penn Women’s Center is one of the oldest in the nation and has consistently been on the frontline of women’s rights issues.
“I’m the first but that’s because of many firsts before me. I think of Sadie T. Alexander, who was the first woman to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School,” Laud-Hammond said.
During the pandemic, Laud-Hammond kept the center running virtually, utilizing Zoom to facilitate psychological, financial and legal workshops for students, staff and the community at large. The center held cooking workshops, meditation webinars and offered resources for new and expectant…