Betty Reid Soskin is a prominent African-American woman of California, who at age 92 serves as the country's oldest National Park Ranger in her position at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond.
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 DISCUSSION WITH RANGER BETTY
At 2 pm, we’ll gather at the Rosie the Riveter museum for a conversation with Ranger Betty. We'll learn about her life and see Bay Area history through her eyes.
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!