Postponed - Will be rescheduled
During the month of March we in Bucks County celebrate with women across our country, the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary life. Women’s History Month arose over time from International Women’s Day in 1911 to National Women’s History Week designated in 1980 by President Jimmy Carter and subsequently Congress under President Ronald Reagan, designated the month of March as Women’s History Month.
The Bucks County Women’s History Award is sponsored by 13 organizations agencies and organizations that promote community dialogue on issues impacting women in Bucks County.
The Bucks County Women’s History Month Award has been presented for 39 years to a Bucks County woman who best exemplifies the social, intellectual, and creative contributions women have made to the future and quality of life for Bucks County residents. They are Ideal role models, having demonstrated exemplary character and integrity with outstanding leadership. This year, the committee is proud to celebrate Celia Sharp, a LWVBC member. Celia was nominated by the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition. The following is from the nomination:
Volunteering consumes a good part of Celia Sharp’s time weekly. Social justice has been the center of Celia’s work in our community. She advocates for the disenfranchised, the disabled, the immigrants, the undocumented, the uninsured, and those with special needs. Dignity for all is a mantle that Celia wears at all times. Loyal, compassionate, diligent, and tireless are some of the terms used to describe her efforts and her energy.
Socially, human rights justice is a continually passionate theme evident throughout her years of activism and advocacy. Health disparity in Bucks County is an area of great concern to her, especially as it impacts documented and undocumented immigrants. Celia’s time has been devoted to many organizations that are working to help the undocumented lead a better life in this country.
The Women’s History Month ceremony marks an evening of community celebration and inspiration for all of Bucks County during National Women’s History Month. The ceremony and reception will be held Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the James-Lorah Memorial Home Auditorium, 132 Main Street, Doylestown, PA. Refreshments will be served at 5:45 p.m.; the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. tour of the James-Lorah House will be provided prior to the ceremony at 4:45 til 6PM. Admission is $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. Both the invitation and RSVP can be accessed from http://bit.ly/WomensHistoryAward