Activism

Documentary film “Dolores” screens at Menlo Park Library on May 15

Learn more about United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta, in the new documentary film, Dolores, which will screen at the Menlo Park Library on May 15 at 6:30 pm. Huerta, who led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside her better-known co-founder Cesar Chavez, is profiled in this documentary directed by Peter Bratt. Huerta, […]

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“Human Trafficking in the Bay Area” is topic of talk on May 8

The full scope of human trafficking in the United States includes sex slavery, forced labor, and domestic servitude, as well as consumer choices that impact exploitative child labor practices overseas. Betty Ann Boeving Hagenau, Founder and Executive Director of the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition, will address issues of human trafficking, what it looks like here […]

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Young Artivists: the Social Justice Sewing Academy visits on April 18

Art meets social movement with the young quilters of the Social Justice Sewing Academy on Wednesday, April 18 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Menlo Park Main Library. Members of the Social Justice Sewing Academy will be joined by docents from the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, which will be hosting Generation […]

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Authors Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi talk about their book on civil liberties at the Menlo Park Library

Authors Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi, coauthors of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California will discuss their book, which is the first-ever account of the struggles to develop and protect civil rights in California. On April 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the […]

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More photos from yesterday’s march against gun violence in Menlo Park

We were introduced to Menlo-Atherton High School student Lena Kalotihos when she covered the walk out by M-A students and other nearby schools on March 14. She is just learning the craft of digital photography, and we applaud her efforts. Yesterday, she chronicled the Walk for Our Lives along Santa Cruz Avenue, and we present […]

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Menlo Park residents take to the streets calling for an end to gun violence

In homage to the many March for Our Lives events happening around the country today, around 200 kids from nine to 92 joined together for a walk along Santa Cruz Avenue early Saturday afternoon in support of stronger gun laws. Billed “Walk for Our Lives,” it was organized by Menlo Park mom (three children in […]

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Spotted: Menlo Park teen being interviewed at San Francisco March for Our Lives event

Photographer Doug Kaye caught the action when 15-year-old Menlo Park resident Maya Segel was being interviewed today in San Francisco at the March for Out Lives event she helped organize. Gun violence, she said, “is not normal. It’s not natural. It shouldn’t be happening. And we’re sick of being afraid.”

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Reminder: Walk for Our Lives event in Menlo Park on Saturday, March 24, organized by Katharina Powers

As we reported earlier this week, Menlo Park resident Katharina Powers (pictured) is organizing a walk on Saturday, March 24 in homage to the many marches being held around the country calling for stricter gun control legislation, joining forces with artist Lin Evola who creates sculptures out of metal melted from guns. It will start […]

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M-A sophomore Lena Kalotihos reflects on last week’s student walkout in words and pictures

We at InMenlo are big fans of photography and blessed to have such a great crew of contributing photographers. We also try to support emerging photographers, in particular, those attending local high schools. In that spirit, we showcase some reflections on last week’s student walkout that raised awareness about gun violence on school campuses from Menlo-Atherton […]

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Walk for Our Lives march scheduled for March 24 in Menlo Park

Students, their families, and supportive community members don’t need to journey to Washington, DC, on March 24 to March for Our Lives or even to other cities in the Bay Area thanks to Dr. Katharina Powers, owner of Art Ventures in downtown Menlo Park, who is organizing a walk on that day from noon to […]

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Sacred Heart Schools hold prayer service/communal observance for Parkland victims

In collaboration with student leaders from the middle and high schools, about 350+ members of the Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton community — students in grades 6-12, faculty, staff, parents, and Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) from Oakwood Retirement Center — took part in prayer services, a communal observance, and a symbolic walkout activity on […]

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