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Port Chicago Alliance

Port Chicago Alliance is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring, preserving, and elevating the history of Port Chicago Naval Magazine and the sailors who resided, served, and championed equal rights there during World War II.

Through this endeavor, we aim to raise awareness of the Port Chicago Sailors and their sacrifices and contributions to the war effort and our nation's civil rights history to ensure their legacies endure and their stories continue to inspire future generations.

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Exoneration

We are working with legislative offices and community organizations to advocate for exoneration of the Port Chicago 50 through both U.S. Congress and the Department of the Navy.

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Building public awareness

Events

We are working within our community to organize special events to raise awareness of the history of Port Chicago Naval Magazine.

Outreach

We strive to promote Port Chicago education while working to advocate for resolutions and letters in support of exoneration.


Reporting

Our staff reports on the latest news related to the sailors of Port Chicago.

Publishing

We publish editorials, interviews, and essays on the Port Chicago disaster and the sailors of Port Chicago.

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Executive Director

Port Chicago Alliance Director Yulie Padmore has advocated for justice for the Port Chicago sailors since 2019. As co-founder of East Bay Black Employee Collective, she worked with colleagues and community organizations to help facilitate the naming of Thurgood Marshall Regional Park — Home of the Port Chicago 50 in 2021.

In 2023, Yulie founded the Port Chicago Education Program to help ensure public school students in Contra Costa County have access to Port Chicago history books.

In 2024, Yulie established Port Chicago Weekend, an annual festival of events designed to raise awareness and educate the public about the history of Port Chicago.

Yulie is a proud member of NAACP East County and the Contra Costa County Bar Association's Port Chicago Taskforce.

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portchicago50@outlook.com

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@PortChicago50 on Twitter and Instagram
@PortChicago     on Facebook




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