Events - Temp
May 25, 2022 - Rosie Presents! with Flora Ninomiya and Ben Takeshita
Please join us on Zoom this Wednesday for a discussion with Flora Ninomiya and Ben Takeshita as they share their personal experiences as children during WWII in the US relocation centers for Japanese Americans. Flora and Ben have been sharing their stories as volunteers for many years at Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. Time allowing, we will also present "Blossoms and Thorns," a short documentary that is shown at the visitor center.
Link to join: https://bit.ly/Executive-
80 years ago, Executive Order 9066 resulted in the removal of nearly 120,000 civilians of Japanese descent for placement in internment camps for the duration of WWII. Without evidence, the evacuees were suspected of being potential supporters of Japan, and were forced to take only what they could carry with them. Many returned at the end of WWII to find their property had been sold or seized without recourse.
May 26, 2022 - Celebrate Rosie Marie Torres
To all of our East Bay Friends...join us THIS THURSDAY, 5/26 to celebrate Mary Torres' 99th birthday! We will begin gathering at 11:30 AM in the parking lot located at the southwest intersection of Monarch Bay Drive & Pescadero Point Drive in San Leandro and then form our "car parade" as we pass Mary's home.
Before the pandemic, Mary was a fixture on Saturdays at Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, CA, where she greeted visitors, shared her home front story, and led people in many refrains of "God Bless America." She has not been able to return yet, and we miss seeing her at the park and we know she misses everyone too! Please join us in spreading the "We Can Do It!" spirit with Mary.
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