Wherever There’s a Fight

Sunday Jan 24 2010   12:00:00
Menlo Park Recreation Center  , Menlo Park, CA  map

Sunday, January 24 at 12:00 p.m.
Join author/activists Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi and Menlo Park librarian and filmmaker Nick Szegda for a discussion centered on the history of civil liberties in California. Nick Szegda will show film clips and join Elaine and Stan in discussing the government attempts to censor filmmakers during the “red scare” Cold War era of the 1950s. Back then, many great talents (the Hollywood Ten) were silenced because of fears that they were associated with the Communist Party.
Menlo Park Recreation Center, in the Fireside Room, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park, CA, 94025
Free and open to the public; for more information call (510) 549-3564 X316

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. 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