Civil Rights and Race During World War II

Sunday Oct 24 2010   14:00:00
East Bay Free Methodist Church  , El Cerrito, CA  map

Sunday, October 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Elaine Elinson
and Stan Yogi, authors of Wherever There’s a Fight, will discuss and sign copies of their book as part of “Civil Rights and Race During World War II,” a panel discussion with historian Donna Graves and National Park Service Ranger Betty Reid Soskin. This event is cosponsored by Contra Costa Japanese American Citizens League, Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, City of Richmond, Richmond Art Center, and Preserving California’s Japantowns.
East Bay Free Methodist Church, 5395 Potrero Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530
Free and open to the public; for more information call (510) 620-6952.

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