Interim APD Chief Henderson receives 2024 Phenomenal Black Women Award

Saffron Trust Women’s Foundation is deeply committed to addressing the unique challenges faced by Black women in our community. We recognize the historical and ongoing struggles that Black women have endured, and we are dedicated to providing support and resources to uplift and empower them. We also make a platform to honor those in our community as black leaders who are paving the way.

At Saffron Trust, there is a profound belief in honoring the strength and resilience of Black women. The organization understands the weight of generational trauma that many Black women carry and is committed to creating a safe and supportive space where their voices can be heard and their experiences validated. It is through events like Breaking Bread that Saffron Trust aims to foster a sense of unity and understanding within the community.

Today, Joyce James, Saffron Trust Board Member, had the privilege of honoring Robin Henderson, our Interim Chief of Police, at our Breaking Bread event at Perry’s restaurant on 7th Street.

When someone receives the Phenomenal Black Women Award from Saffron Trust, it’s our community of black women saying we love you, we see you, and we know you’re carrying us in the work you’re leading. Chief Henderson is a phenomenal Black woman who has made significant contributions to the field of law enforcement. She has broken barriers and is paving the way for future generations of women in law enforcement.

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The response from our community to Chief Henderson’s presence was overwhelming. The event was sold out, and the atmosphere was filled with joy and excitement. Chief Henderson’s determination, resilience, and ability to bring others along with her were truly inspiring, and her team showed how they also uplifted her. Her laughter and positive energy were contagious, and she left a lasting impact on everyone in attendance at Breaking Bread.

We are grateful for the opportunity to highlight and celebrate the achievements of phenomenal Black women like Chief Henderson. Their stories serve as a reminder of the strength and resilience within our community. By sharing these stories and providing platforms for Black women to be heard, we hope to inspire and empower others to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.

As we continue our work at Saffron Trust, we remain committed to supporting and uplifting Black women in our community. We believe that by addressing the systemic barriers and societal inequities they face, we can create a more inclusive and equitable society for all. Together, we can break the cycle of generational poverty and create pathways for success and empowerment for Black women and their families.

Phyllis Everette is the Founder and CEO of Saffron Trust.

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