Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Friday Dec 06 2019   6:30 PM
Oakland Asian Cultural Center  388 9th St., Suite 290, Oakland, CA  map

Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary Edition of Wherever There’s a Fight, Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi’s sweeping story of the social movements and activists who have changed California and made ripples beyond.

Elaine Elinson was the communications director of the ACLU of Northern California and editor of the ACLU News for more than two decades. She is a coauthor of Development Debacle: The World Bank in the Philippines, which was banned by the Marcos regime.

Stan Yogi is the coauthor, with with Laura Atkins, of the children’s book Fred Korematsu Speaks Up. He managed development programs for the ACLU of Northern California for fourteen years and is the coeditor of two books, Highway 99: A Literary Journey through California’s Great Central Valley and Asian American Literature: An Annotated Bibliography.

Presented by Eastwind Books and the Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Event is wheelchair accessible. Free and open to the public; registration and more info here.

Berkeley Public Library Foundation’s Annual Authors Dinner with Richard Schwartz

Saturday Feb 08 2020  
Berkeley City Club  2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

This event spotlights the Bay Area’s literary tradition and celebrates the authors who enrich our community. Proceeds from the event fund library innovations, capital improvements, and expand literacy projects that help make a strong public library possible. This year’s event will be held at the prestigious Berkeley City Club. The evening begins with a cocktail reception, an opportunity for authors and guests to mingle, followed by dinner where each author is seated with a group of library-loving guests and introduced briefly to the attendees at large by the evening’s host emcees. Our 2020 hosts include Emmy Award winner Linda Schacht Gage, Pulitzer Prize-winning author T.J. Stiles, San Francisco Chronicle columnist and author Vanessa Hua, and author-historian Richard Schwartz. For a peek at what to expect, you can view our gallery from the 2019 gathering here.

The Foundation raises funds to benefit all five locations of the Berkeley Public Library by supporting innovations, building improvements, and literacy projects for all ages. This summer brings exciting news, as construction has just begun on building out the new Teen Space, as well as to create other common areas for gathering, reading, and programming. This is all made possible thanks to authors, sponsors, and donors who support the beloved annual Authors Dinner. More details TBA.