The Black Graduate Women’s Association


About BGWA

“Education. Possibility. Life. Health & Wellness. Community”

We exist to promote the visibility of black graduate women on campus and to strengthen the relationships between black women graduate students from all disciplines. We are devoted to providing a space that fosters well being, dialogue, scholarship, community and leadership development in the lives of graduate women of the African Diaspora at the University of Pennsylvania and beyond. We are committed to celebrating the successes and addressing the needs, unique challenges, and lived experiences of Black women, as well as those salient to black experiences.

Upcoming Events

Coming this November:

BGWA Presents: Reproductive Health Q&A with SHS

November 14th 6:30 PM, Location TBA

Check back soon for updates and a list of our planned events. We look forward to meeting you!

BGWA Board 2018-2019

Monthly Affirmation

I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”

– Audre Lorde


Resources for Women

Services, events, resources, and opportunities to connect to the Philadelphia community.

Click here to explore.

For October events at Penn and in the Philadelphia area click here.

The Black Graduate Women’s Association