Items filtered by date: May 2019

By NICK SESTANOVICH PUBLISHED:  | UPDATED: 
 

Throughout World War II, as men across the United States were fighting overseas, millions of women were assisting in the war effort through working in factories, shipyards and other places doing jobs traditionally seen as men’s work.

These women became known as Rosie the Riveters, and their efforts marked a shift in women’s roles in the workforce. Several living Rosies who worked in Henry J. Kaiser’s shipyards in Richmond during the war often get together for various events, and four of them were at Travis Air Force Base Tuesday to tell their stories.

Published in In The News

ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED BY JP CUTLER MEDIA | PUBLISHED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019

Betty Reid Soskin's Little Village Foundation release, A Lifetime of Being Betty, is a fascinating work that taps into one African-American woman's American experience, and in the process tells an important story that's intimate, expansive and inspiring. The album was produced by Rosebud Agency founder and Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Mike Kappus, whose production credits include projects that have earned four GRAMMY Awards (13 nominations overall) and included collaborations with John Lee Hooker, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Ry Cooder, Ben Harper, and many more.

Published in In The News

By John RamosJune 6, 2019 KPIX-5 CBS SF Bay Area

RICHMOND (KPIX 5) — When the D-Day invasion began on June 6, 1944, people in the Bay Area were already busy supporting the war effort by building ships and manufacturing munitions. But it turns out the massive invasion was a surprise to more than just the enemy.

As the largest amphibious invasion in human history commenced, most people in the Bay Area had no idea it was even happening.

Published in In The News

By Liz Kreutz Thursday, June 6, 2019 ABC 7

A group of some of the last surviving "Rosie the Riveters" traveled to Normandy this week for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

Published in In The News

Interview on MSNBC June 5, 2019

“Rosie The Riveters” - the name given to all the women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II while their loved ones were fighting on the frontlines, and sometimes losing their lives in combat. Three real-life “Rosie the Riveters” Marian Wynn, Marian Sousa, and Mae Krier join Andrea Mitchell to talk about the 75th anniversary of D-day.

To watch the interview, click here.

Published in In The News

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

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DEAR ROSIE’S AND FAMILY OF ROSIES 

In this time of uncertainty, please reach out to us.  We want to know if you are okay and if you have the resources you need. Above all, we do not want you to feel isolated.  Please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 510-507-2276

DINNER RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 30

In light of current concerns for everyone’s health and local government recommendations, we have rescheduled our 20th anniversary annual benefit dinner for August 30, 2020. We want to protect our community and especially not jeopardize our Rosies’ health (certainly our super stars of the event!).

I sincerely ask you to buy your tickets today. Rosie the Riveter Trust relies heavily on the funds raised from this annual dinner to keep our programs afloat and our park thriving. Our Board and I look forward to seeing you on August 30 - same time, same place!

My very best, 

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Sarah Pritchard, Executive Director 

PS. If you do not know if you can come and could send a donation, we would be most grateful. Your financial contributions support the day-to-day operations of the Trust and our ability to offer park access to youth and special programming. Thank you!