San Carlos Branch Library
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San Carlos Branch Library
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

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AUGUST 16: Oasis program: SD Women in WWII

  August 16, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Historian and author, Linda Canada, will tell us about San Diego Women and their Role in World War II.   This class will be held in the San Carlos Branch Library’s Winer Family Community Room & Art Gallery. Click August Speaker for details.

Once the shock of the bombing of Pearl Harbor subsided, the women of San Diego found their lives changing dramatically.  Married women whose husbands joined the war effort had to become head of the household, mother their children, and maybe be the breadwinner, all at the same time.  Single women lost their traditional social lives as sweethearts and beaus joined the service.  For all women, there was a challenge of transitioning from a male-dominated world to one where they could be responsible for their own actions and plan for their own futures.  Come hear about the real experiences of San Diego women as they lived through this tumultuous period of history.