Shaping San Francisco: Wherever There’s a Fight

Wednesday May 11 2011   19:30:00
CounterPULSE  , San Francisco, CA  map

Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Elaine Elinson
and Stan Yogi, authors of Wherever There’s a Fight, will present a Virtual Civil Liberties Tour of San Francisco with stop including the Yick Wo Laundry, the headquarters of the 1911 Votes for Women Club, the 1934 maritime strike, and the first major sit-in for disability rights. This event is part of the Shaping San Francisco Talk series.
CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103
Free and open to the public; for more information visit

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