Manzanar Day of Remembrance

Saturday Feb 19 2011   14:30:00
Manzanar National Historic Site  , Independence, CA  map

February 19 and 20 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Elaine Elinson
and Stan Yogi, authors of Wherever There’s a Fight, will give two presentations each day (Saturday and Sunday) at the Manzanar National Historic Site as part of the “Day of Remembrance” programs to commemorate the anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 which set into motion the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Manzanar National Historic Site, 5001 Hwy 395, Independence, CA 93526
Free and open to the public; for more information call (760) 878-2194, ext. 2710.

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