Lacey Schwartz Delgado to be Guest Speaker at WBWPC Gala, Oct. 20th
The Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus (WBWPC), will host a semiformal Cocktail Reception and Dinner on Friday evening, October 20, 2023, from 6:00 to 11:00 P.M. at the Greentree Country Club in New Rochelle, New York, to celebrate the impact Black women have made in shaping legislative policies on the local, county, state, and national levels. The evening will begin with a reception at 6:00 P.M., followed by the program starting at 7:00 P.M.pm WBWPC leaders and other public officials serving our communities will be acknowledged. This year’s guest speaker will be Lacey Schwartz Delgado, Esq., co-founder of the multimedia production company, Truth Aid Media.
Members of the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus are celebrating over four and one-half decades of political activism. The organization was co-founded in 1976 by Mount Vernon resident Alice C. Scott and White Plains/Greenburgh resident attorney Joan Mosley, both now deceased. Since its inception, the mission of the Caucus has held steadfast – to encourage greater participation of Black women in all phases of the political process and to project, pursue and support causes and issues which or persons who advance the socio-economic and political position of women and minorities.
In 1976, with Alice C. Scott as its first president. the county organization served as the hub and set up chapters in Mount Vernon, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Greenburgh/White Plains, and Peekskill. Over the last year, the Caucus expanded its reach in the northern part of Westchester County by forming a new chapter in the Greater Bedford Area.
Subomi Macaulay is the countywide president of the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus. The Co-Chairs of the event are Angela Farrish, Ghia Clark and Lisa Marie Nero.
ABOUT THE GUEST SPEAKER: Lacey Schwartz Delgado is an award-winning writer, director and producer at Truth Aid Media, an independent production company she co-founded over a decade ago with her business partner, Mehret Mandefro. Truth Aid uses the power of storytelling to distill complex societal issues into compelling, mission-driven works that inspire change among audiences of all types. Across 40 different countries spanning topics from human rights to wage transparency, Truth Aid turns research to story, then story into action to change the normative narrative.
Lacey is best known for writing, directing and producing the internationally recognized documentary, Little White Lie, about her defining journey to discovering her true paternity and race at age 18. Lacey’s innate and transformational resilience inspired an incredible gift for truth telling that informs the narratives she tells and shapes the aesthetic approach she brings to her craft. An extraordinary storyteller and sought-after speaker, her work challenges audiences to engage with each other and the world through the lens of authenticity and transparency.
Lacey is the Second Lady of New York and currently lives in Rhinebeck with her husband, Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado, and their twin sons, Maxwell and Coltrane. Lacey was born and raised in nearby Woodstock and attended Georgetown University where she majored in Government with a minor in Studio Arts. Lacey continued her education at Harvard Law School where she first found her voice as a filmmaker and met her husband, Antonio.