African Americans in California

Thursday Feb 24 2011   11:00:00
City College of San Francisco  , San Francisco, CA  map

Thursday, February 24 at 11:00 a.m.
Elaine Elinson
and Stan Yogi, authors of Wherever There’s a Fight, will present a virtual tour on the contributions of African Americans in California to the development of civil liberties and civil rights.
City College of San Francisco, Roseberg Library, Room 304, 50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112
Free and open to the public; for more information visit CCSF.

Elaine ElinsonElaine 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. Her articles have been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, Poets and Writers, and numerous other periodicals. She is married to journalist Rene CiriaCruz and they have one son.

Photo by Matthew Elinson

Stan Yogi

Stan Yogi is the coauthor, with Elaine Elinson, of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California. 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. His work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, MELUS, Los Angeles Daily Journal, and several anthologies. He is married to nonprofit administrator David Carroll and lives in Los Angeles.

Photo by Michael Woolsey