Celebrating Women’s History Month at the YMCA – March

About Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. To learn more about Women’s History Month in March, click here!

Women’s History Month YMCA Events

Women-Owned Business Expo

Thursday, March 9
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Brandywine YMCA

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Reserve your table now as spaces are limited! A table fee of $40 will secure your spot and be a donation to our Annual Campaign. Your contribution to our community will help us to transform lives and provide opportunities for many individuals and families. The Brandywine YMCA is a 501(c)3, making your donation completely tax deductible. All donations to our Annual Campaign stay right here at Brandywine supporting our community. Once your pledge has been fulfilled, we will mail your organization a letter for tax purposes. Please complete the information below to secure your spot. Again, thank you for being a part of our community.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s – Zoom Presentation

Thursday, March 16, 11AM

Did you know that 2/3 of Americans living with Alzheimer’s are women and 60% of care givers are women. Register here: Webinar Registration – Zoom

U.S. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester Honored as YMCA Congressional Champion

Monday, March 20th
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
In the Brandywine Y Movement Studio

We are pleased to invite you to join us in celebrating Women’s History Month on March 20th at the Brandywine YMCA. This event is open to the community and promises to be a remarkable occasion as we honor the contribution of women to society and commemorate their achievements in various fields.

We are privileged to have U.S. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester on hand as she’ll be recognized as a YMCA Congressional Champion. Rep. Blunt Rochester has dedicated her career to advocating for equality and promoting the rights of women. Her presence will undoubtedly inspire us all and provide us with valuable insights into the ongoing struggle for gender equality.

We will also have multiple legislators on hand who’ll take part in a “living room style” discussion on being a female leader in Delaware in 2023.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. with music and other activities that showcase the impact of women on society.

At 12 p.m., Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester will be presented with a YMCA Congressional Award and make comments.

We hope that you will join us in this celebration and participate in the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Lora Englehart presents Mary Ann Shadd Cary: Delaware’s Forgotten Daughter

Wednesday, March 22, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Brandywine YMCA

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Mary Ann Shadd Cary become a teacher, writer, staunch abolitionist, suffragist, the first black woman to publish a newspaper in

North America, the first female admitted to Howard Law School and one of our country’s first female lawyers. On the 200th anniversary of her birth, learn about her amazing life, her Delaware ancestors (dating before the Revolutionary War) and see how Delaware is finally recognizing the importance of this “diamond” of the “Diamond State.”

Lora Englehart has always been interested in history and is fascinated by the wealth of unknown herstory. A simple article about freedom in the July 4, 1996 News Journal launched her on a journey of discovery into the life of Wilmington-born Mary Ann Shadd Cary. She successfully nominated Shadd Cary to the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame and the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Lora’s biography of Mary Ann Shadd Cary is close to completion.



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