The California Council for the Humanities (CCH) is touring a lively, easy-to-use exhibit based on the book Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California, co-authored by (CSA Steering Committee member) Elaine Elinson (with Stan Yogi), published by Heyday Books. Spanning the period from the Gold Rush to the post-9/11 era, the exhibition tells the hidden stories of unsung heroes and heroines throughout California who stood up for their rights in the face of social hostility, physical violence, economic hardship, and political stonewalling.
The exhibit, which is part of the CCH year-long program Searching for Democracy, educates audiences about the evolution of civil liberties and civil rights in California and how they are central to democracy. Stories of personal struggle demonstrate the ongoing fight and provide a framework through which current controversies can be debated.
The current schedule for the exhibition is as follows:
|October 9, 2011 – December 4, 2011||California History Center, DeAnza College, Cupertino|
|December 18, 2011 – February 12, 2012||CSU Bakersfield, Bakersfield|
|February 26, 2012 – April 22, 2012||Cerro Corso Community College, Ridgecrest|
|May 6, 2012 – July 1, 2012||Booking Pending|
|July 15, 2012 – September 9, 2012||Museum on Main, Pleasanton|
|September 23, 2012 – November 18, 2012||Booking Pending|
|December 2, 2012 – January 27, 2013||Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, Vallejo|
For a look at the highlights of the exhibit and for booking information for your campus, library, or historical society, click here.