YWCA Delaware Investors Cabinet
The Women’s Suffragists Movement:
Purple Sashes to Pink Hats
YWCA Delaware brings you the first Investors Cabinet of 2019—”The Women’s Suffragists Movement: Purple Sashes to Pink Hats.” Thank you to our partners, the Delaware Art Museum and the Turning Point Suffragists Memorial. This event will be held on January 17, 2019, 6:00 PM, at the Delaware Art Museum. The entry cost is just $10 , register here.
Please join us to learn about: Barbara Bodichon, an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement and a tireless reformer and women’s rights champion, presented by Margaretta Frederick; the Turning Points Suffragists Memorial, a history of the suffragists movement, presented by Staci Burton; a brief history of Mary Ann Shad Cary, presented by historian Lora Englehart; and an update on the Delaware Women’s March, presented by Donna Shand.
Margaretta S Frederick
Margaretta S Frederick is the Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art at the Delaware Art Museum. Dr. Frederick received her PhD from Bryn Mawr College in 1996, with a specialization in British 19th century art. She has lectured and published widely on nineteenth century British art and art patronage.
Dr. Frederick has been integral to the Museum’s Bancroft Collection for over twenty years. She is responsible for organizing Waking Dreams (2005-6), the two year tour of the Delaware Art Museum’s Pre-Raphaelite collection as well as the reinstallation of that collection which opened to the public in the fall of 2007. More recently she co-curated (with Jan Marsh) the first retrospective exhibition of the Pre-Raphaelite painter Marie Spartali Stillman which opened at the Delaware Art Museum in November 2015.
Stacie Burton, recently graduated from Wilmington University with a Master of Science degree in Public Administration. Staci has lived and worked in Sussex County Delaware her entire life, with nearly 10 years of public service with Sussex County Government. She presently works as a staff assistant and constituent services representative for Governor, John Carney.
Stacie is actively involved with the community and believes strongly in the importance of community involvement and philanthropy. She is presently an active mentor with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Organization. Stacie is a committee member of the 20th District Democratic Committee. She is also on the broadcasting committee for the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice, also known as SDARJ. Staci serves as the President of the Sussex County Women’s Democratic club.
Staci is highly motived and continues to increase her expertise, education and community involvement. She is currently working towards her second Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and will graduate May, 2019. Staci plans to eventually pursue the Doctorate of Business Administration.
Staci works extremely hard and has a great passion and determination for making her community better, by serving the public, mentoring and being active on various committees. Staci strongly believes that greatness is contagious and is willing to lead and be an example of greatness.
Lora Bilton Englehart
Lora Bilton Englehart graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in French. Her professional experience includes teaching French, Spanish and English to English Language Learners, working as a bi-lingual underwriter for AIG Insurance Company and working in public relations. She currently works with English language learners at Great Oaks Charter School in Wilmington and is a freelance writer who contributes regularly to Chaddsfordlive.com and Today Media publications. She has written articles about Mary Ann Shadd Cary for several publications and currently presents a detailed PowerPoint lecture on Shadd Cary for Delaware Humanities. She has written an article on women’s suffrage which will appear in the spring issue of Hunt magazine.
Donna Shand is a founding member of Delaware Women March, the group that puts on the Women’s Marches in Newark, Delaware. “We’ve been marching since January, 2016.”
Donna helps organize the Social Justice ministry at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark and participates in several civic and activists groups in Delaware. She is also a visual artist and Haiku poet.