Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi (Wherever There’s a Fight) at California Historical Society

Tuesday May 19 2020   6:00 PM
California Historical Society  678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

Join CHS and Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi, authors of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California, as they discuss and present treasures–some dating back to the first decades of California statehood–that reveal the courage of many women and men who fought for the rights we enjoy today. While writing their book, they utilized ACLU-NC archives, which are housed at the California Historical Society, and include invaluable records about Japanese American incarceration during World War II, McCarthy-era loyalty oaths, and challenges to racial segregation in housing, education and jobs. Other documents used include records of civil rights struggles that long preceded the 1934 founding of the ACLU of Northern California.

$15 General Admission, $10 for CHS Members.

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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, and, 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. 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