Standing Witness: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and Abolishing Slavery

Saturday Apr 18 2015   1:30 PM
San Jose State New Student Union Auditorium  9th & San Fernando, San Jose, CA  map

Stan Yogi, author of Wherever There’s a Fight, will participate in the symposium, “Californian Pioneers of Color from San Francisco Bay to San Jose: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Santa Clara Valley from Emancipation to Turning the 20th Century.” Other speakers include Herbert Ruffin, Rev. Jerry Drino, Bonnie Montgomery, and Jean Libby.

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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