Betty Reid Soskin event postponed due to laryngitis

Betty Reid Soskin event tonight in Richmond
Betty Reid Soskin

National icon and Richmond resident Betty Reid Soskin was set to take part in a Women’s History Month conversation tonight at Bridge Storage and Artspace in Richmond.

That event has been postponed, however, because Soskin is suffering from laryngitis, according to Bridge.

“We WILL reschedule,” stated a Bridge Facebook post this afternoon. “Please stay tuned for the new date and time. Visit for updates.”

The event, a conversation between Soskin and Brenda Williams, was set to start at 6 p.m. tonight and include a Q&A.

Soskin is best known as the oldest ranger in the National Park Service, serving at Richmond’s Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, which she helped to establish. Among her many examples of local and national recognition, she was named among the 2018 Women of the Year by Glamour Magazine honoring trailblazers and newsmakers from around the world, and was invited to introduce President Barack Obama during the 2015 National Tree Lighting Ceremony.

We’ve highlighted multiple times in the past the power and wisdom of her words in her speeches. So this event is a must-go for anyone who hasn’t seen her live yet.

For more information about the event, visit the Bridge Storage and ArtSpace website here.