In celebration of the centennial of California women's gaining the right to vote, local authors, Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi will share stories and historic photographs from their book, Wherever There’s a Fight. Their book illuminates the lives of California’s unsung heroines – from Charlotte Brown who fought race segregation on San Francisco streetcars a hundred years before Rosa Parks, to suffragist Selina Solomons who organized shop girls to win the right to vote in 1911, and Rosie the Riveters who built the ships that helped ensure an Allied victory in World War II – all the way up to today when women are on the front lines of fighting for workplace equity, reproductive rights, and marriage equality. They will explore how the suffrage campaign fits into the broader movement for civil liberties in California.
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*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.