August 2021 - Virtual Rosie Rally
Art by Ilana Spiegel
Our virtual Rosie Rally is back!
We will be accepting content for the Virtual Rosie Rally the entire month of August! Challenge your friends to participate. There is no constraint on your creativity. By participating, you give permission to the Trust and the National Park to publish your content. We will be sharing the most inspiring stories on our social media platforms and website!
How to participate:
• Rock the dots and strike the pose!
• Share your photo, video, or other creative Rosie media on your social platforms
NOTE: We cannot see your post if it is private or from a private account -
however, you are welcome to message it to us
• Tag @RosieTheRiveterNPS AND @RosieTheRiveterTrust in your post
• Use the Hashtags #RockTheDots and #RosieRally2021
• Don't forget to tell us WHAT Rosie means to you, or WHY you resonate with the icon
We can't wait to "see" you there!
December 1st, 2021 - ROSIE PRESENTS - WITH mae krier
Rosie the Riveter Trust is delighted to host an in person meet and greet with Rosie Mae Krier from Pennsylvania on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM Pacific Time at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California.
Krier is a real-life Rosie the Riveter — one of about 5 million civilian women who served in the defense industry and elsewhere in the commercial sector during World War II, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. The women took the vacated jobs of men who joined the military and went abroad to fight. (Washington Post, July 21, 2020)
She is joining us before heading off to Pearl Harbor with Rosie Marian Wynn for the 80th Commemoration.
Tickets are $25 each and include a Rosie Goodie Bag; this will help offset event expenses.
Guests must show proof of vaccine or negative Covid test results within 72 hours of time of the event. Masks are required to be worn.
For press, please contact Lisa Foote at email@example.com.
November 5th, 2021 - Rosie Presents - with Lincoln Cushing
Our first Rosie Presents! was a huge success! Historian, Lincoln Cushing, gave a wonderful presentation complete with visuals about life on the WWII Home Front. Thank you to our virtual audience who asked such great questions along the way!
Watch it again on our Youtube page!
About our presenter: Lincoln Cushing is the author of several books on 20th-century social justice posters, and his uncle was a steamfitter in the WWII Kaiser Richmond shipyards. Cushing was the Kaiser Permanente historian and archivist 2011-2021, during which he posted articles about the Kaiser shipyards such as "The Amazing True Story of Park Ranger Betty Reid Soskin," on Kaiser Permanente's website, here: https://about.kaiserpermanente.org/our-story/our-history/the-amazing-true-story-of-park-ranger-betty-reid-soskin
SeptEmber 26th, 2021 - Annual gala
Thank you to our 2021 sponsors and guests that made our hybrid annual gala such a huge success! It was truly a night to remember with a tribute to Betty Reid Soskin's 100th birthday.
Feel free to watch the recorded event to relive the magic!
Rosie rally - august 2021
Thank you to all who participated in this year's Rosie Rally!
We intend to continue with this virtual campaign annually, as the submissions we get about what inspires you most about the Rosie legacy never disappoint!
July 10th, 2021 - Afternoon Tea Party
We had such a great time with our guests at the tea party! We can laugh now about the breeze, but we persevered nevertheless. Between hearing some amazing stories and enjoying tea and treats, we played a couple rounds of Rosie-themed bingo - congrats to the winning table!
Special thanks to Kathryn Daskal, Supervisory Park Ranger, for showing us the Maritime Child Development Center Classroom Exhibit. This exhibit has been closed to the public for quite some time and we felt very honored to be able to view and learn more about our very own building!
Words cannot express our gratitude for all guests in attendance, but we would like to acknowledge the following special appearances (all pictured):
• Marian Wynn: a real life Rosie! She lights up the room every time she is around.
• Ruth Hoffman: worked in the shipyards, but was asked to become a teacher here at the Maritime Child Development Center because of her educational background.
• O'Neil Dillon: Oneil was one of Ruth's very own students at the Maritime! He found his own pictures on the wall during our viewing of the exhibit!
April 11th, 2021 - Celebrate Rosie Gold
Thank you for celebrating the Congressional Gold Medal that was awarded recently to all Rosie the Riveters for their dedication and accomplishments on the WWII home front! We salute their legacy that lives on through the programs of the Trust and the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park.
Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who spearheaded the Gold Medal effort, gives the keynote address, our Rosies will make cameo appearances, and Park Superintendent Tom Leatherman will offer greetings. We were succ
You can continue to support our expanded programs for 2021 by donating through our website!
A hearty shout-out to our early sponsors: The Honorable Barry Goode, Rosemary Corbin, Alide L. Chase, OPEIU Local 30, Oliver & Company, Northern California Carpenters Regional Council, Ann and John Nutt, International Union of Elevator Constructors Local No. 8, Plumbers, Steamfitters & Refrigeration Fitters UA 393, IBEW Local 302, IBEW Local Union 595, Western States Boilermakers Industry Fund.
March 21st, 2021 - Rosie the Riveter Day! Q & A with Mae Krier
Real Rosie, Mae Krier, met us for a live, virtual, and FREE event for Rosie the Riveter Day and Mae's 95th birthday!
Like many Rosie the Riveters across the United States during WWII, Mae Krier heard the call of duty at age 17 and worked for Boeing in Seattle. She was one of more than 6 million women to work on the US home front to support the military working overseas.When the COVID-19 pandemic struck a year ago, Mae once again showed that the 'We Can Do It!' spirit is still going strong, sewing masks with the iconic red and white polka dot fabric. She soon received more than 5,000 requests and garnered the attention of ABC, NPR, The Washington Post, CNN and many other news outlets.Most recently, the Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act was signed into law, a mission that Mae has pursued for 40 years.
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