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News and announcements on the park and our work.  Click the links below to stay updated on what's happening.

You can now donate your old car, truck, or other vehicle to Rosie the Riveter Trust through CARS. 

The process is easy and takes less than an hour. CARS will send a tow truck to pick up your vehicle, most are picked up within 72 hours. It is all free and tax deductible! 

To donate your vehicle to Rosie the Riveter or get more information, click here

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Equal pay for equal work

"Equal pay for equal work" By Lincoln Cushing Published on March 29, 2019 Kaiser Permanente 

March is Women’s History Month. On last year’s Equal Pay Day, Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson tweeted that, on average, American women must work 15 months to earn what men earn in a year. “At Kaiser Permanente, we are committed to ensuring equity in pay,” he wrote.

But the struggle for equal pay for equal work started long ago. One of its watershed moments was the World War II home front — and much of that took place in the Kaiser defense industries.

"The high-quality medical care received by the workers in the Kaiser shipyards under the direction of Sidney Garfield, MD, helped us win the war." By Lincoln Cushing 

When Henry J. Kaiser took on a contract to build cargo ships for the British Government in 1941, our nation wasn’t at war. The modern shipyards he carved into the Richmond’s remote bay marsh (as well as in St. Johns, Oregon) began as just one more of his large-scale industrial projects. But when Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941, everything changed, and everyone was called upon to support the “home front”.

Friday, February 22, 2019

No Child Left Without a Park

No Child Left Without a Park

Jonathan B. Jarvis

Executive Director

Institute for Parks, People and Biodiversity, UC Berkeley

18th Director of the National Park Service

A few years ago, as director of the National Park Service (NPS), I joined a group of fourth graders from the Denver area on a stream survey team at Rocky Mountain National Park. They were splashing in a meadow stream with nets and jars, having a great, wet time.

With the launch of the new Richmond Ferry Terminal, it is now easier than ever to get to Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park! 

In addition to the ferry, there are a few options for getting back to San Francisco. You can jump on the number 74 bus and take that to BART or transfer to a Transbay Service bus.  

For information on the Richmond Ferry Terminal (including fare, ferry times, parking and more) click here

For information on the bus line/AC Transit click here

For information on the Transbay Service bus click here

We are excited about the new Richmond Terminal and look forward to hearing about everyone's adventures across the bay waters! 

On Saturday, January 27th at 10:30am, Karen Korematsu, Founder and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, will commemorate her father’s life as a civil rights activist. Join us to view the two-time Emmy Award winning short documentary, Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story and revisit the injustices faced by Japanese Americans during World War II. The event will honor the legacy of Fred Korematsu, and discuss the importance of American civil liberties and our constitutional rights. 

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