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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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Don’t miss this year’s Rosie Rally Home Front Festival! Once again, on August 11th, 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 11, 2018
LOCATION: Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way S, Richmond, CA 94804

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.

Getting to the Rally

BY SHUTTLE
The shuttle service will run between the Richmond BART station and the Craneway Pavilion starting at 10:30 am.
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.
BY BIKE
The Bay Trail provides easy bicycle access.
BY WATER TAXI
Tidelines Water Taxi will be running special boats from several locations. For info, visit tidelinetickets.com.

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.

Admission to the Rosie Rally Home Front Festival is completely free!

Check back soon for further details!

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 about any special accessibility needs. 

 


 

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.

 


 

 

Save the Date: August 11, 2018 - Rosie Rally Home Front Festival

Don’t miss this year’s Rosie Rally Home Front Festival! Once again, on August 11th, we will gather to celebrate the legacy of Rosie the Riveter, an icon for women across the world.

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

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.

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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


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.

 


Mondays

The Port Chicago Disaster and Aftermath

Date(s): 7/16, 8/13
Time: 2:00 PM (30 minutes)

What kind of questions were sailors and civilians asking after ten million pounds of explosives blew up in Concord in 1944?

 


Tuesdays

“Of Lost Conversations” (Reservations Required)*

Date(s): 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM

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

Richmond Bus Tour with a Park Ranger (Reservation)

Date(s): 7/25
Time:10:30 AM (2 hours)

Hop aboard with a park ranger for an overview of the park sites located throughout the City of Richmond. A short tour of the Maritime Child Development Center is included. Space is limited. – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – Call (510) 232-5050 x0

What We Wore During the War

Date(s): 7/18, 8/22
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!

Games and Toys for Girls and Boys

Date(s): 7/25
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)

Wartime was deadly serious for grownups, but for kids it was a time for adventure. Let's explore how children had fun during the war years: costumes, riding toys, board games, ships and planes and trains, the comics, and more!

Warbling Through the War Years

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

Dancing the jitterbug, laughing to silly tunes—and mending broken hearts: music during World War II helped us get through fearful times.

 


Thursdays

“Of Lost Conversations” (Reservations Required)*

Date(s): 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30
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): 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30
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.

 


Fridays

Rosie Meet and Greet

Date(s): 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24
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 ask the experts—real Rosies from the Kaiser shipyards—about life and work on the WWII American Home Front!

 


Saturdays

“Of Lost Conversations” (Reservations Required)*

Date(s):  7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/18, 8/25
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): 7/28
Time: 3:30 PM (1 hour)

Join author Steve Gilford for a 45 minute presentation about the extraordinary life of ship builder Henry J. Kaiser, an industrialist who was a loyal friend to (organized) labor.

 


Sundays

Rosie the Riveter Memorial – A Closer Look

Date(s): 8/5
Time: Drop-in from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (1 hour)

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)

Bay Trail Walk

Date(s): 8/12, 8/19, 8/26
Time: 2:00 PM (1 hour)

Take a leisurely one-hour stroll along the Bay Trail and explore home front history with a park ranger. (Rain cancels)

 

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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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