Activism

InMenlo contributing photographer Lena Kalotihos was on hand to cover the rally and march in support of Black Lives Matter in Menlo Park that drew support from the LGBTQIA+ community.

Commented one of the organizers, Henry Shane: “I had this idea only about five days before the rally and protest. As an openly gay person who grew up and attended local schools, I wanted to broaden the focus and include the LGBTQIA+ community. I’ve been to about 15 protests since June 1 and really wanted to bring that sense of action back to Menlo Park and to make it inclusive for everyone. I’m hoping to figure out ways to keep the conversation going.”

We’ll let the signs and marchers speak to the rest.

Photos by Lena Kalotihos (c) 2020

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Local teens organize LGBTQIA+ and Menlo Park in solidarity with Black Lives Matter march and rally

Local teens Henry Shane and Daniel Roman are at it again, this time organizing an “LGBTQIA+ and Menlo Park in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter Rally” today at Fremont Park followed by a march through downtown, which caught the attention of at least one local TV station. Daniel is a sophomore at Menlo-Atherton High School […]

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Community clothing drive in Menlo Park to support homeless shelters

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Next community demonstration in support of Black Lives Matter set for June 24

Menlo-Atherton High School student Daniel Roman let InMenlo know that he and a few others are “organizing another protest in support of Black Lives Matter on Wednesday, June 24, at noon at Fremont Park.

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Hundreds of families walk along the Alameda in support of Black Lives Matter

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Spotted: Lulu’s and Lutticken’s restaurants supporting children’s march in Menlo Park

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Peaceful family march to support Black Lives Matter set for June 20 in Menlo Park

Three Menlo Park moms – Krista Todd, Erin Valdez and Laurel Sevier, who meet at Las Lomitas School last year when the children were first graders – have planned a peaceful walk in support of Black Lives Matter that focuses on families and children. “We’d been talking about how you can best introduce young children to […]

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Spotted: Signs-of-the-times: Trump will destroy our country

InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles spotted this handrail with a post-it note at a Stanford parking lot.

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Human Sign participants assembling to highlight important issues in 2020

Bay Area Action, one of the organizers of the demonstration in front of Facebook on January 18, is planning another demonstration on Friday, Feb. 28 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at Facebook headquarters (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park). “Bay Area Action is an environmental education and social action group famous for its human signs in […]

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M-A grad Reggie Turner screens his documentary “Before They Die” at his alma mater

Menlo-Atherton alumnus Reggie Turner will be returning to the high school on Feb. 6 screening his documentary Before They Die —and talking a bit about the race riots that occurred the fall of his freshman year. Initially released in 2008, Before They Die chronicles the survivors of the Tulsa Race Riot and their quest for […]

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Protesters again gather at Facebook to urge fact checking of political ads

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