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The Power of Our Stories: The Fight for Civil Liberties

Join us for an exploration of California’s civil liberties history from the days of slavery to the post 9/11 era, highlighting courageous Californians whose battles in courts, classrooms and streets shaped the rights we have today.

The Power of Our Stories:
The Fight for Civil Liberties in the Japanese American Community and Beyond
Downtown Branch Meeting Room
Sunday, January 5th
2pm - 4pm

Special guest Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, (co-author of Farewell to Manzanar, Laurel Leaf, 1973) will join Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi (authors of Wherever There’s A Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California, Heyday, 2009) and poet Brian Komei Dempster (author of Topaz, Four Way Books, 2013) for a panel discussion.

Also view the banner exhibition Wherever There’s A Fight; The Fight for Civil Liberties in California
For more info contact the programming team at or 831-427-7717.

Event co-sponsored by:
Santa Cruz Public Libraries
American Civil Liberties Union, Santa Cruz Chapter
Japanese American Citizens League, Watsonville-Santa Cruz Chapter
Heyday Books

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Posted by teeterj on Jan. 1, 2014 at 8 p.m.



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