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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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SAVE THE DATE! 

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. The festival takes place from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with a program of speeches and recognitions scheduled to begin shortly after 11 AM.

Immediately after the program, original Rosies will be available to take questions and share stories about their education, training, and work during World War II. Their groundbreaking efforts were hailed as critical to the war effort and to breakthroughs for women in the workplace.

This year’s festival highlights include historical WWII and park themed activities including welding demonstrations taught by the Northern California Carpenters Union, shipyard badge making, educational victory gardening; a Bay Trail history walk, a chance to board a real WWII Jeep, and an opportunity to visit Shipyard 3 and go aboard the Red Oak Victory ship to learn about ship construction.

Nature and park activities will include marine conservation demonstrations, the East Bay Regional Parks’ Nature Van with local reptiles, and the Golden Gate Parks/One Tam nature van. Other highlights include films at the National Park Visitor Center, Assemble Restaurant, and food trucks throughout the day. There will also be stage entertainment in a variety of 40’s musical styles provided by East Bay Center for the Performing Arts (more information below).

This year, instead of breaking the Guinness record, we encourage everyone to update Rosie or represent home front occupations in creative ways, or to come in traditional garb to join the largest Rosie celebration and festival yet! This year’s event will honor original WWII Rosies and home front workers and celebrate the ordinary people from many backgrounds, races and communities across the U.S. who stepped up to extraordinary challenges during WWII.

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.

Getting to the Rally 


BY FERRY
San Francisco Bay Ferry now has weekend service. For times, fares and tickets: https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/richmond 
BY SHUTTLE
The shuttle service will run between the Richmond BART station and the Craneway Pavilion starting at 10:30 am.
2019 Rosie Rally BART-Shuttle-Bus Route
BY AC TRANSIT BUS
#74 bus also runs from the Richmond BART station to the Craneway Pavilion throughout the day.
BY CAR
Parking will be available at the Craneway and along nearby streets.
2019 Rosie Rally Parking Map
BY BIKE
The Bay Trail provides easy bicycle access. Bike parking will be in front of the Visitor Center. There will not be an attendent at the bike parking, make sure to bring a lock!

Costume Contest 


2019 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.

Home Front History Hike 


Richmond Museum Association Board Member Karen Buchanan and Supervisor John Gioia will be leading a history walk from the Craneway Pavilion to the Rosie the Riveter Memorial in the Marina Park and back. Join Karen and Supervisor Gioia for a short hike and the a chance to learn more about the history of the Home Front! The Home Front History Hike will start at 2:00 pm and will meet at their table inside the Craneway (next to the Red Oak Victory table).

Performances 


This year we have a great lineup of talented local and international artists! We will be joined by: Tiffany Austin, Howard Wiley, Joe Orrach, Artemio Posadas, and George Cole.
 

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Don't miss supporting the Trust through Rally Day shopping at the Columbia Sportswear Company Employee Store!
Rally attendees can pick up a wristband and explore a terrific array of discounted outdoor and recreational gear on August 11th. 10% of all purchases made will go to support the Rosie the Riveter Trust.
Wristabnds will be handed out at the entrance to the Craneway. You can also pick up passes to shop later and still benefit the Trust; passes can be picked up at the Craneway Pavilion entrance, the Trust Table, and the Visitor Center.


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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Located in Richmond California, Rosie the Riveter Trust is the nonprofit partner building a community of support for the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park (RORI).

Rosie the Riveter Trust seeks to inspire current and future generations with the "We Can Do It" spirit and values that energized the World War II Home Front and transformed American government, industry, society, and culture.

Please explore this page for current press releases, photographs, and media kits. For interviews and additional information, please contact:

Marsha Mather-Thrift, Executive Director
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510-507-2276


2019 Rosie Rally Home Front Festival Media Kit


2018 Rosie Rally Home Front Festival Media Kit


 

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RORI Visitor Education Center

RORI NPS Homepage

1414 Harbour Way South, Suite #3000 (Oil House) Richmond, CA 94804

Open daily: 10am-5pm | (510) 232-5050 x0
(Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day)

  • Visit the RORI website for up-to-date event and tour schedules: https://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/calendar.htm
  • Call the Visitor Center to confirm for special programs: (510) 232-5050 x0
  • NEW--FOR ALL BETTY REID SOSKIN PROGRAMS: Reservations for seats must be made in advance, by phone. Please call (510) 232-5050 x0. For groups larger than 24 visitors, special arrangements are required. As of July 2nd, 2019, all Betty Reid Soskin programs are cancelled until further notice. 

 


Mondays 

Bicycle Tour of the Bay Trail: WWII Opportunities for Women (Reservations Suggested)

Date: 9/2
Time: 2:00 PM 

The Richmond shoreline and Bay Trail provide beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay for all levels of cyclists. But it's not just a pretty view--there's plenty of exciting history too! Join us for a Park Ranger-led bicycle tour of the Bay Trail. Bring plenty of water, warm layers for wind, and a portable snack. Bring your own bicycle, no rider left behind, all ability levels welcome. This will be a slow-paced ride with frequent stops and plenty of opportunities to observe and discuss points of interest.
 

Tuesdays

“Of Lost Conversations” (Reservations Required)*

Date(s): 
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)

Park Ranger Betty Soskin discusses her experience as a young African American woman in Richmond during WWII. *Reservations for seats must be made in advance, by phone. Please call (510) 232-5050 x0. For groups larger than 24 visitors, special arrangements are required.


Wednesdays

What We Wore During the War

Date(s): 8/28
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)

The war changed everything including fashions which changed to meet new needs: leather, wool, and nylon were needed by our fighting forces, so we made do on the Home Front. We’ll have a look at the clothing worn by working men and women, children, and even Hollywood stars! 

Celebrations During the War Years

Date(s): 9/11 
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)

Even during the war’s darkest days, Americans needed the release of celebrations to remind themselves of better times past and future. We’ll live through several wartime celebrations that reflected those emotional occasions.
 

Wartime Romance: WWII's Influence on Dating and Marriage

Date(s): 10/2
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)

Old social patterns altered dramatically because of the war. Dating, marriage, moral behavior—all responded to the drastic changes wrought by the war. We’ll consider how and why Americans in uniform and on the home front created new ways of living.

Tune in Tomorrow! A Wartime Radio Day

Date(s): 10/9
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)

Put away your handheld device and come listen to wartime radio! News, comedy, drama, sports: everyone listened to the same wonderful programs. And so will we!

Time Out! Sports During World War II

Date(s): 10/23
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)

War took the best of America’s athletes out of one kind of uniform and put them in another! We’ll consider what happened to sports in our country during the war and how the armed services used sports to boost morale.

Days of Crisis During WWII

Date(s): 11/6
Time:2:00 PM (1 hour)

“Crisis” means “turning point.” We’ll explore many turning points that occurred on the home front as a consequence of the war.

Lonely and Far from Home: The USO During World War II

Date(s): 11/20
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)

Millions of young Americans left their homes for the first time during the war, leaving behind their friends, their families, and their familiar social lives. The USO’s mission way to offer them safe, wholesome activities—and donuts. Let’s see how it happened!

Games and Toys for Girls and Boys

Date(s): 12/11, 12/18
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)

Kids need and deserved the thrill of opening presents, whether for birthdays or for holidays. Even the war didn’t change that! We’ll open a whole bunch of toys together, all dating back to the war years.


Thursdays

“Of Lost Conversations” (Reservations Required)*

Date(s): 
Time: 11:00 AM (1 Hour)

Park Ranger Betty Soskin discusses her experience as a young African American woman in Richmond during WWII. *Reservations for seats must be made in advance, by phone. Please call (510) 232-5050 x0. For groups larger than 24 visitors, special arrangements are required.

"Blossoms and Thorns"

Date(s): 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26,10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12  
Time: 2:00 PM (1 Hour)

A docent from the Japanese American Citizens' League screens the documentary film “Blossoms and Thorns”, about Richmond's pre- and post-war community of flowers and nursery garden owners, and shares from their experiences in a WWII internment camp.

Annual Home Front Film Festival: "The Fighting Sullivans" (1944)

Date: 8/22

Time: 7:00 PM

Based on the true story of the Sullivan Brothers of Waterloo, Iowa, this is a story of love, patriotism and sacrifice.
All films will be shown aboard the historic SS Red Oak Victory. Boarding begins at 6:30 PM. For info and directions to the ship, please call 510-237-2933. Admission is Free, but there is a suggested donation of $10 to help preserve and maintain the ship.


Fridays

Rosie Meet and Greet

Date(s):  8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27,10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27   
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM & 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Most Fridays, a group of civilian WWII docents share their stories in an informal setting at the Visitor Center. Here is your chance to ask the experts—real Rosies from the Kaiser shipyards—about life and work on the WWII American Home Front!

Rationing on the Home Front

Date(s): 10/11, 11/18, 12/6 
Time: 12:30 PM (30 minutes)

During WWII, Americans were asked to sacrifice in support of the troops, and this was evident daily at the dinner table. Listen to stories about the Federal Government’s rationing program and how it affected families on the home front.


Saturdays

“Of Lost Conversations” (Reservations Required)*

Date(s): 
Time: 2:00 PM (1 Hour)

Park Ranger Betty Soskin discusses her experience as a young African American woman in Richmond during WWII. *Reservations for seats must be made in advance, by phone. Please call (510) 232-5050 x0. For groups larger than 24 visitors, special arrangements are required.

Henry J. Kaiser: “Build ‘Em by the Mile and Cut ‘Em off by the Yard”

Date(s): 8/24, 9/21, 10/26, 11/23, 12/28
Time: 3:30 PM (1 hour)
 
Join author Steve Gilford for a presentation about the extraordinary life of ship builder Henry J. Kaiser, an industrialist who was a loyal friend to (organized) labor. 

Sundays

Bay Trail Walk

Date(s): 8/25, 9/8, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8 
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)

Take a leisurely one hour stroll along the Bay Trail and explore the home front history landscape.  (Rain Cancels)

Rosie the Riveter Memorial – A Closer Look

Date(s): 9/1, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1
Time: Drop in 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Visit Marina Bay Park (Melville Square), site of the Rosie the Riveter Memorial—a very thoughtful public art sculpture of a World War II cargo ship under construction along a 450-foot timeline. A docent will be available for one hour to answer questions and introduce the memorial. (Rain Cancels)

 

Bicycle Tour of the Bay Trail: WWII Opportunities for Women (Reservations Suggested)

Date(s): 9/1 
Time: 2:00 PM 

The Richmond shoreline and Bay Trail provide beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay for all levels of cyclists. But it's not just a pretty view--there's plenty of exciting history too! Join us for a Park Ranger-led bicycle tour of the Bay Trail. Bring plenty of water, warm layers for wind, and a portable snack. Bring your own bicycle, no rider left behind, all ability levels welcome. This will be a slow-paced ride with frequent stops and plenty of opportunities to observe and discuss points of interest.

A Second Gold Rush: Migration to California, 1940-45

Date(s): 9/15, 10/27, 11/24, 12/22 
Time: 2:00pm (1 hour)

Join UC Berkeley Professor of History Emeritus Thomas Metcalf for a presentation about how the unprecedented migration during WWII created the California we know today.

Women's Herstory: The Legacy of Inclusion and Exclusion During WWII

Date(s): 9/22 
Time: 2:00pm (1 hour)

What jobs became available to women during WWII, in the military, the factories, and beyond? Why did this matter for women historically? How does the legacy of women's work impact our society today? Join Park Ranger Catherine Orland for a spirited discussion in the Visitor Center classroom.

 
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