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Behind Barbed Wire: World War II Removal and Incarceration


Tuesday, February 22 | 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

The forced incarceration of more than one-hundred and twenty-thousand Japanese Americans (most of them from California) is known as one of the worst civil liberties violations in U.S. History—but it didn’t happen in a vacuum.

Wherever There’s a Fight authors Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi will talk about California’s concentration camps, and their legacy.

This is one in a series of events held in conjunction with the virtual exhibition Wherever There’s A Fight: A History of Civil Liberties in California, based on Elinson and Yogi’s book. The exhibition may be viewed from January 30-March 13 at menlopark.org/library

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About the Speakers

Stan Yogi

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, and, with Laura Atkins, of the children’s book Fred Korematsu Speaks Up. 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 ChronicleMELUSLos Angeles Daily Journal, and several anthologies. He is married to nonprofit administrator David Carroll and lives in Los Angeles.

Elaine Elinson

Elaine Elinson

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 ChronicleThe NationPoets and Writers, and numerous other periodicals. She is married to journalist Rene CiriaCruz and they have one son.


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