UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE
DUE TO THE RAIN, WE ARE GOING TO START AT THE VISITORS CENTER AND HAVE A SPECIAL "INDOOR" OUTDOOR AFRO EVENT! LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!
Happy Black History Month, Outdoor Afros!
We’re pleased to partner with the Rosie the Riveter/ WWII Home Front National Park to bring you a special evening event!
February 7 marks the 71st anniversary of the Double Victory Campaign, the 1942 strategy to remind America that black service men and women fought for two victories: to free enslaved people abroad and to win equality at home. We’d love to honor this special event with a hike and interactive discussion on local African American history.
Joined by fellow Outdoor Afros and National Park Service Rangers and fellow Outdoor Afro Ranger Raphael Allen and Armand Johnson, we’ll start with a hike on the Marina Bay Trail. We’ll work our way around the waterfront, stopping to learn more about the role African American women played on the home front during World War II, including their work as welders on the SS George Washington Carver and their work as union organizers and community activists.
This hike is paved and flat- great for beginners!
POST- HIKE EXHIBIT VIEWING AND DISCUSSION
After the hike, we’ll head back to the Rosie the Riveter museum for an exclusive, interactive tour of exhibits commemorating Black history, including the oral histories of Willie Mae Cotright and Matilda Foster. We look forward to relearning our history together and inviting you to share your memories and stories.
What to Bring
*Windbreaker and fleece- weather permitting, we'll be outside hiking the trail for 1 hour
*signed copy of your Outdoor Afro Release
Driving from the East Bay: take 580 West; exit at Harbour Way North. Exit merges with Harbour Way South heading north. Follow road north to Cutting Blvd, turning right onto Cutting. In 2/10ths of a mile turn right onto Marina Way. Continue south on Marina Way to the very end (1 mile) and park. For GPS/ reference' sake, map the directions to 1401 Marina Way (a Comcast ofc), and then drive past it to the end of street.
Please make sure to bring a SIGNED copy of the outdoor afro release so that we can start the hike on time http://files.meetup.com/2045381/REQUIRED%20Outdoor%20Afro%20Trip%20Waiver.pdf
Hope to see you there!