Do your part to help America to know, honor and work with Rosie the Riveters
Nancy Sipple, Rosie the Riveter
To create projects in West Virginia that need to be done in America and more widely, and to do these projects so well that many people will be inspired to replicate, adapt and add to the work. These model projects will allow people to unify in their communities, in America and in the world. When possible, we also guide veterans to contribute to these projects. Our underlying belief is that people will do more good when they see how to start participating in something they believe is worthwhile.
The West Virginia Rosie the Riveter Project is a model for Americans who want to honor and educate with women who worked “on the home front” during World War II. Rosies are about 90 years old today, and there is very little time to learn from them, so we have created many ways for communities to easily work with Rosies.
Over three years, we have proven that educating about Rosie the Riveters has a far more dramatic impact on youth, adults, Rosies, and communities when Rosies are included to: a) educate about themselves, b) help communities create replicable projects to teach about Rosies (e.g create parks, DVD/CD of interviews), and c) preserve their histories.
We have created more than 20 ways for Rosies and others to educate, including original music, a documentary film, quilts by Rosies, historic visits by Allied Nations, and parks that tell the Rosie story.
In March, 2012, The Today Show taped 50 Rosies in Charleston, WV.
Our work helps America seize this brief moment in America to work with our Rosies for lasting, meaningful education. Let us know if you want to learn from us or help.
Long-term, we hope to advance that women will play new, positive roles in our changing world.
|We’re helping community and national leaders learn to participate in a movement to assure that Rosies’ legacy is part of America’s identity and consciousness.|
Let us know if you want to be part of this important, far past due, recognition of Rosies.
|An online photographic book by Rosies|
|Lesson plans to be put online|
|Another Rosie designed park|
|The Bluebird for Rosies Project|
|Another permanent display of art and photos|
|Public service announcements made by Rosies|
|Naming rooms, roads, buildings "Rosie The Riveter"|
|Getting letters written to and from Rosies|
|Allied Nations who recognize and thank Rosies|
|Creating and performing Rosie music|
|Creating and showing Rosie art|
|An animated short film|
|Two Rosies spoke at the WW II Memorial in August|
|We gave more awards for model work with Rosies|
|We presented with a Rosie in Philadelphia|
|We have a proposal for a short animated film|
|Two high schools hosted Rosies|
|We presented to Lexington, KY’s Mayor’s office|
|We are working with new Bluebird for Rosies Communities|
|Carlisle, PA Middle School students are doing Rosie Project with our guidance|
|Rosie Poppins Winter Shadow|
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