Women’s Suffrage in California

Friday Nov 11 2011   7:00 PM
Veterans' Memorial Hall  930 Ward St., Martinez, CA  map

Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi, authors of Wherever There’s a Fight, speak about the suffrage fight in California and women’s involvement in other civil liberties struggles. This event is part the Contra Costa Historical Society’s celebration of the centennial of women’s suffrage in California.

The historical society is also sponsoring a suffrage centennial exhibit through November 23 at the history center, 610 Main St., Martinez.

Suggested donation of $5; for more information call (925) 229-1042 or go to cocohistory.com.

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