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January 12, 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi with their book, "Wherever There's a Fight"
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Authors Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi: Wherever There's a Fight

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Wherever There's a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California is a lively history of our state. We’ll meet the book’s authors!

Authors Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi, coauthors of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California will share their book, which is the first-ever account of the struggles to develop and protect civil rights in California. 

Wherever There’s a Fight captures the sweeping story of how freedom and equality have grown in California, from the Gold Rush through the post-9/11 era. Elinson and Yogi tell the stories of individuals who have stood up for their rights in the face of social hostility, physical violence, economic hardship and political stonewalling.

About the Authors
Elaine 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. 

Stan Yogi managed development programs for the ACLU of Northern California for fourteen years. He is the co-author with Laura Atkins of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up. He 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. 

This event is one in a series being presented in tandem with Menlo Park Library's virtual exhibition: Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State’s People, Life, and Land, on view from Jan. 4 through Feb. 15, 2021.

This free event received partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.