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. She is married to journalist Rene CiriaCruz and they have one son.
Stan Yogi managed development programs for the ACLU of Northern California for fourteen years. 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. He is married to nonprofit administrator David Carroll and lives in Oakland.
About the Publisher
Heyday Institute occupies a unique niche in the publishing world, specializing in books that foster an understanding of California history, literature, art, environment, social issues, and culture. Heyday's commitment is to enhance California's rich cultural heritage by providing a platform for writers, poets, and other artists, scholars, and storytellers who help keep this diverse legacy alive. Heyday is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving a wide range of people and audiences. Heyday publishes books of quality and distinction that promote the cultural and natural landscape of California, emphasizing voices of previously unheard authors and artists, as well as overlooked geographic regions, to more fully present the state's literary wealth.
Civil Liberties Organizations
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