Delaware County Recognizes March as Women’s History Month

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Released: March 3, 2022

Delaware County Council recognized March as Women’s History Month at its March 2 meeting.

March is National Women’s History Month, a month designated to commemorate and encourage the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

The theme for this year’s Women’s History Month is “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope” and is a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during the pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided healing and hope throughout history.

Women have led the efforts to secure suffrage and equal opportunity for women, and have served in the abolitionist movement, the emancipation movement, labor movements, civil rights movements, and other causes to create a more fair and just society for all.

For the first time in history, a woman is the Vice President of the United States, and President Biden’s Supreme Court pick, Ketanji Brown Jackson, is expected to be confirmed by mid-April. If confirmed, she’ll become the first Black woman to serve on the high court.

“I and my fellow female colleagues—Dr. Monica Taylor and Elaine Schaefer—are also proud to be part of history,” said Councilwoman Christine Reuther. “Three of the five members of Council are women, and for the first time in Delaware County’s history, two females now hold the Chair and Vice- Chair titles. That is absolutely incredible to be a part of!”

In honor of Women’s History Month, Council will join the Delaware County Women’s Commission to recognize several Delaware County women who have profoundly influenced women and girls across the county during a Women’s History Celebration at 11:00 a.m. on March 12, 2022, at the McCall Country Club in Upper Darby, PA.

Karen Barnes, Desiree La Marr Murphy, Nicole Stephenson, and Ashley Dolceamore will be honored for their contributions to Delaware County during this unprecedented time with the Woman of Achievement Award. The community is invited to join the celebration. More information can be found here:

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