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Vera Chang Rowsey. First generation American. My parents met at International House on the U.C. Berkeley campus prior to WWII as foreign students. I have two degrees from U.C. Berkeley and was an elementary and secondary History teacher and an elementary, middle and high school administrator for the West Contra Costa Unified School District before I retired in 2011.

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Nicholas Targ practices environmental and land use law with the San Francisco office of the international law firm, Holland and Knight LLP. His practice focuses on complex redevelopment projects, environmental compliance and government advocacy. Representative work includes strategic legal advice on brownfields redevelopment, Superfund compliance, environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, and state and federal grant and policy advocacy. Mr. Targ has successfully advocated for infill funding and policy initiatives on behalf of public, private and nonprofit coalition clients.

Nicholas' grandmother, Dr. Regina Pustan, an immigrant, was a welder in the San Juan (Washington) ship yards during World War II. He grew-up understanding the critical importance of industry, labor and perseverance.

Before joining Holland & Knight, Nicholas served in leadership positions with the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance, including Counsel and Associate Director to the Office of Environmental Justice in Washington, D.C.

Nicholas also served in the Solicitor’s Office of the Department of the Interior, representing the Department on a wide range of natural resources, park system, and hazardous materials issues. While at Interior, he had the good fortune to work with National Park Service Director, Roger Kennedy, and Judy Hart, who managed the legislation establishing the Rosie the Riveter / WWII Home Front National Historical Park and later served as the Park's first superintendent.

Committed to service and scholarship, Nicholas co-founded the Howard University School of Law Environmental Law and Sustainability Program and taught environmental law and environmental justice as an adjunct professor. Presently, he is an adjunct professor at UC Hastings School of Law, teaching land use law. In 2013 Nicholas was recognized by the American Bar Association, with Environment, Energy and Resources Section "Dedication to Justice and Diversity Award."

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Letitia D. Moore is a Senior Counsel with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Ms. Moore is a former Mayor of the City of El Cerrito, California. Ms. Moore was also First Vice-President of the El Cerrito Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and a Member of the Board of the West Contra Costa Public Education Fund and the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) of Contra Costa County. Ms. Moore has also worked with the American Bar Association and the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of California to promote diversity in the field of environmental law. Ms. Moore holds a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University (1986) and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (1989).

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Lynne Horiuchi is an architectural historian who received her Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She taught for two years at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, in the Department or Architecture and has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley. She is currently writing a book, Dislocations and Relocations: Building Prison Cities for Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II and editing a collection of essays with Tanu Sankalia on Bay Area development, Urban Reinventions: San Francisco's Treasure Island. She has published a number of articles on urban planning, low-cost housing, and community project development with a focus on art and architecture. She has been the recipient of a numerous prestigious awards such as The Bancroft Library Study Award from the University of California at Berkeley and the American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. Her professional experience is in environmental planning and engineering at Caltrans specializing in cultural resource management. In addition she has served on numerous community planning boards, and she has developed educational projects with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the California Council for the Humanities.

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Diane Hedler, RN, MS, is National Director of Quality with Oakland-based Kaiser Permanente. Since 1988, Diane has held numerous positions throughout Kaiser Permanente. The scope of her current role encompasses working with senior executives and physician leaders in the eight operating regions of Kaiser Permanente.

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Cathy is S.V.P., Business Banking Manager for Wells Fargo Bank and serves currently as Chair of the Finance Committee.

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For the workers at Standard Oil, Ford, Kaiser, and other industries in Richmond, the war years were not business as usual. They required everyone to do their best...and then do a little better. F.A. Smith, the manager of the Standard Oil refinery said, "The impossible we can do. Miracles take longer...but just a little longer."

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2019 Rosie Rally Home Front Festival August 10th! 

More information coming soon. Admission to the Rosie Rally Home Front Festival is completely free! 

Are you an original WWII Rosie or Home Front Worker planning to attend the Rally? Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know you are coming and about any special accessibility needs.

Don’t miss this year’s Rosie Rally Home Front Festival! Once again, on August 10th, we will gather to celebrate the legacy of Rosie the Riveter, an icon for women across the world.

Join us for this free and family-friendly event for fun, festivities, great food, costume contests, dancing and more!

TIME: 11 am to 4 pm
DATE: August 10, 2019
LOCATIONCraneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way S, Richmond, CA 94804




Interested in sponsoring this event? Sponsorships are available starting at $1000. Contact Marsha Mather-Thrift, Executive Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Costume Contest 

2018 Rosie Rally Home Front Festival will feature an exciting Costume Contest with 5 unique categories:

Best Traditional Rosie Costume – Pay homage to the iconic “We Can Do It!” woman herself, and give us your best Rosie the Riveter outfit – coveralls, polka-dot bandanna, and all!
Best Non-Rosie Home Front Worker – The Home Front wasn’t just Riveters! Nurses, welders, electricians, victory gardeners, and more all did their part to help the war effort.
Best Parent/Child Costume – Make it a family affair and come in matching attire, or give us your take on a Home Front theme.
Best Authentic 40’s Period Costume – Dust off your skirt suits and shoulder pads, and slip on those saddle shoes! What would Rosie (or Roger) have worn on a day off?
Most Creative Interpretation of Home Front History – Here’s your chance to get those creative juices flowing. You might come as a Liberty Ship, a Victory Garden, a Ration Book, or anything else you can dream up!

A grand prize Audience Favorite will be chosen from the winners of the contest categories above!

This event is a family celebration of the WWII Home Front effort, so we ask that you keep costumes G-rated and leave all battlefront paraphernalia (real or reproduction) at home.


This year we will have a great lineup of live music. Stay tuned for artists and bands performing at this year's Rally!

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Did you miss last year's Rosie Rally Home Front Festival? Check out these pictures!

2018 Rosie Rally Photo Gallery 

Save the Date: August 10th, 2019 –Rosie Rally Home Front Festival!  

Don’t miss this year’s Rosie Rally Home Front Festival! Once again, on August 10th, we will gather to celebrate the legacy of Rosie the Riveter, an icon for women across the world.

Join us for this free and family-friendly event for fun, festivities, great food, costume contests, dancing and more!


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Rosie the Riveter Trust (ID # 94-3335350) — PO Box 71126, Richmond, CA 94807-1126 — (510) 507-2276

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