Betty Reid Soskin — the famous park ranger at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond — has been invited to introduce President Barack Obama at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 3.
“The minute people hear her story, they want more. She speaks from the heart, and nothing can be more powerful.”
RICHMOND -- A little-known aspect of the life of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt will be the topic of a free talk at 11 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center, 1414 Harbour Way South in Richmond.
San Francisco playwright and actor Terry Baum gathered quite a bit of information while researching a play entitled “HICK: A Love Story — the Romance of Lenora Hickock & Eleanor Roosevelt.”
Photos by Ellen Gailing. Design by Jan Brown of Spokewise.
On Saturday, April 9th, over 200 wonderful people gather for Rosie the Riveter Trust’s 2016 Annual Benefit Dinner event, Discover Rosie Everywhere! We are so grateful to our generous donors and sponsors, who helped us raise over $100,000 to support the programs of the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park!
On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Calfornia Fair Pay Act, ensuring equal pay for workers of all genders. The governor selected the Craneway Pavilion at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park as the site of the signing, paying homage to the strong women who labored on the WWII home front.
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"It's about fairness, economic opportunity, it's about creating an equally secure future for all Californians, and, as it's been pointed out, it's about time." —Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) —the author of Senate Bill 358: The California Fair Pay Act.
California Governor Jerry Brown joined a crowd of about 150 at the Craneway Pavilion to sign into law the California Fair Pay Act on Tuesday. It was apropos that this occurred right next to the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park.
EL CERRITO -- You may have heard the Rosie the Riveter song, or visited sites in the national park dedicated to telling the story of the unprecedented mobilization of civilians for the home front defense effort during World War II. You may have even dressed as "Rosie" during the successful Guinness World Record attempt in Richmond in September.
RICHMOND -- A record-setting event held last month is now official.
Guinness World Records this week verified that Richmond set a new mark for most women and girls gathered at one time dressed as Rosie the Riveter at an Aug. 15 rally at the Rosie the Riveter Memorial in Marina Bay Park.
At 93 years old, Betty Soskin is the oldest active ranger in the National Park Service, which itself just turned 99 this week. Though she's lived an incredible life as a civil rights activist, songwriter, and field representative for a member of the California State Assembly, Soskin joined the park service eight years ago with a new passion: ensuring that the true scope of that history is recorded and remembered for years to come.