Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name? with special guests Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi

Thursday Nov 08 2018   8:00 PM
San Francisco Studio Theater  1062 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA  map

What’s in a name? A minefield of misplaced notions—comical, sad, demeaning. In her one-woman show, Irma Herrera’s observations from the front-lines, notes from American history, and laugh-out-loud humor allow us to consider what it will take for all of us to get along. Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi, coauthors of Wherever There’s a Fight, will join Irma onstage for a special talkback after the November 8 performance.

Tickets $20–35 sliding scale; purchase here.

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