Searching for Democracy: World War II and Today

Saturday May 19 2012   3:00 PM
Monterey Public Library  625 Pacific St., Monterey, CA  map

Stan Yogi, author of Wherever There’s a Fight, will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Searching for Democracy: World War II and Today,” sponsored by the Monterey Peninsula Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and the Monterey Public Library. The program is part of “California Reads: Searching for Democracy,” a series of events including a community-wide reading and discussion of Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston’s memoir Farewell to Manzanar, funded by Cal Humanities as part of its “Searching for Democracy” initiative.

Free and open to the public; for more information call (831) 646-3932.

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