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For Immediate Release                                                                                                                

Jan. 3, 2019






Rosie the Riveter and the Rosies at Rochester Hills Public Library


(ROCHESTER HILLS- Jan. 3, 2019) The Rochester Hills Public Library welcomes Donnaleen Lanktree of the American Rosie the Riveter Association on Thursday, Jan. 17 to tell the stories of several influential “Rosies” she has met throughout the years.

An icon of WWII, Rosie the Riveter represents the women who worked in factories and shipyards during the war. Today, she lives on as a symbol of American feminism and workplace equality. 

“Rosie the Riveter is so much more than a labor campaign from WWII. Her legacy has transcended the wartime to become a figure associated with strong female leadership that lead the way for workplace equality,” said Lanktree.

In her lecture Lanktree will touch on the legacy of Rosie the Riveter and talk about other women who she has met throughout her life who embody what Rosie stands for.

“We’re thrilled to bring a lecture to our patrons that doesn’t just focus on the historical aspects of an important cultural figure like Rosie the Riveter, but also the modern day impact that she has,” said Community Relations Specialist Amanda Harrison Keighley. “It’s a great learning opportunity for our patrons to learn about impactful women throughout the span of decades.”

The program is Jan. 17 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room and is open to everyone with an RHPL library card. This program is geared toward adults but all ages are welcome. Please register in advance at



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