An Intimate Discussion with Betty Reid Soskin, the nation’s oldest Park Ranger, on Nov. 14

Betty Soskin Reid

Betty Soskin Reid

Join us for an intimate discussion on the converging worlds of Black History, the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt and the Environmental Protection Agency with Betty Soskin Reid, the oldest Park Ranger with the National Park Service.

The event will be held at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Decker Health Sciences Building 201 on the SUNY Broome campus. 

Betty Charbonnet Soskin Reid is the oldest park ranger with the National Park Service and the author of the recently published Sign My Name to Freedom: A Memoir of a Pioneering Life. Her remarkable life spans nearly 10 decades and has included being an author, composer and singer, social and political activist, entrepreneur, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, historian, blogger and public speaker. Ms. Reid was instrumental in the establishment of the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California. She was later hired to work the Rosie the Riveter Park, where she works today.

This event is sponsored by SUNY Broome President’s Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion, Division of Academic Affairs and the SUNY Broome Women’s Institute.