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Explore Civil Liberty Sites of the Central Coast

Author: Becky Juretic for Library Administration
Date: 2/28/2020 11:40:07 AM

The San Luis Obispo branch of the County of San Luis Obispo Public libraries is hosting an author visit from the writers of Wherever There’s A Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California, on March 21, 2020 at 2PM.


The San Luis Obispo branch of the County of San Luis Obispo Public libraries is hosting an author visit from the writers of Wherever There’s A Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California.

This presentation and author discussion program will close the Wherever There’s A Fight exhibit at the San Luis Obispo Library.  Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi, co-curators of the exhibit and authors of the book on which it was based. The visiting authors will lead a virtual tour of significant civil liberties sites in California, with a special focus on the Central Coast.  Learn about the daughter of a former slave who challenged streetcar segregation nearly 100 years before Rosa Parks, a 19th century Chinese immigrant laundry owner who fought discriminatory laws, ministers who stood up for lesbians and gay men in the 1960s, and many more unsung civil rights champions.

The event will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room. This event is free and open to the public.

Wherever There’s A Fight: A History of Civil Liberties in California is a traveling exhibition from Exhibit Envoy, funded by the Cal Humanities, a Searching for Democracy Project.