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"Wherever there is a Fight" exhibit at Cerro Coso

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March 29, 2012

The Associated Students of Cerro Coso Community College are proud to present the "Wherever There is a Fight" exhibit now on display in the College Library.

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 exhibition 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 central themes of the exhibition are:

This exhibit is based on the book Wherever There's a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California by Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi (Heyday Books, 2009).

The "Wherever There is a Fight" exhibition is part of the California Council for the Humanities Searching for Democracy, a thematic program designed to examine the meaning of democracy today.

This exhibit will be on display in the CCCC Library until April 20th, 2012.


Natalie Dorrell, Public Information (760) 384-6260