Sat, Jun

1st Annual Rosie the Riveter Celebration

The 1st Annual Rosie the Riveter Celebration is a community event that is free for everyone to attend. However, we also welcome donations of $25, which will help us cover additional expenses and ensure the success of the event. We are extremely grateful for your support and contribution to our community events. Thank you for being a part of this celebration.


Vivian M. Escalante,

CEO of Boyle Heights Community Partners


Tickets Available Online


Share your stories. Participate in sharing your family's legacy as a WWII riveters. Please contact us at: [email protected]


Our art gallery will showcase the incredible diversity of women who work in the defense industry during WWII. The artwork on display is truly inspiring highlighting the many wonderful contributions that women made to this field. The gallery celebrates the achievements of women who continue to break down barriers and carving out a place for themselves in traditionally male-dominated industries.


Head-Mounted Artwork

Don't miss the chance to capture the moment and be a part of history by having your photo taken as a riveter. Your image will help to tell the story of a time when hard work and determination were essential to ensure our freedom. This is an opportunity to be a part of the legacy of the brave women who paved the way for a better future.

photos by Mario A. Valdez of Mavam Photography.


CEO of Boyle Heights Community Partners Vivian Escalante will share her grandmother's short story as a women defense worker during World War II. She worked at Lockheed Martin building military war planes. Despite the long hours and difficult working conditions, she was proud to be doing her part to support the war effort.

She talked about the camaraderie among the women in the factory and how they supported each other through the challenges they faced. She also spoke about the sense of purpose she felt knowing that her work was helping to protect the country and the freedoms it stood for.

She looked back on her time as a women defense worker with pride and gratitude for the opportunity to serve her country and learn new skills, at a time when women were considered for these difficult careers.

Sponsorship Challenge Opportunity Donation 

We are thrilled to present you with an exclusive opportunity to support our 1st Annual Rosie the Riveter Celebration. This historic event commemorates the legacy of women defense workers, famously known as Rosie the Riveters, who played a vital role during World War II.

We invite you to participate in this meaningful celebration by contributing to our Sponsorship Challenge Opportunity. Your support will ensure their stories inspire future generations, paving the way for gender equality in the workforce.

Your support is critical in helping us fulfill our mission and ensure these unsung heroes are never forgotten.

Together, we can empower the legacy of women defense workers and honor their invaluable contributions.