Elaine Elinson (Wherever There’s a Fight) in conversation with Professor Jennifer Helton

Thursday Mar 12 2020   6:30 PM
Mechanics' Institute--4th floor meeting room  57 Post St., San Francisco, CA  map

Cosponsored by League of Women Voters SF 

In commemoration of Women’s History Month and Suffrage 100 this Mechanic’s Institute series will offer informative and inspiring presentations about the Suffrage Movement from various perspectives that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 26, 1920. 

This event features Elaine Elinson, author of the award-winning book, Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California. Elaine has also written extensively about San Francisco suffragist Selina Solomons and how the vote was won in the Golden State. California was the 6th state to pass full Suffrage—or full voting rights for women in 1911—almost a decade before the 19th Amendment was passed. Elaine will be in conversation with Professor Jennifer Helton.

Professor Jennifer Helton is a historian who teaches in the California Community College system. She writes on the history of women’s suffrage and women’s rights, particularly in the nineteenth century American West.

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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