Activism

Art Ventures Gallery’s series on Stanford’s Climate-Energy Investment kicks off with artist Michael Killen

Dr. Katharina Powers has announced the Art Ventures Gallery Speaker Series: Stanford’s Climate-Energy Investment In Perspective: Art, Politics, and Science. This nine-day art and speaker series helps the general public, climate action now and clean energy advocates, along with  investors, to deepen their understanding of Stanford’s half-billion dollar energy-solution investment. It enables attendees to see […]

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In conversation with Parkland survivor turned gun control activist David Hogg

On Thursday, February 14, we celebrate Valentines Day. Tragically, this year, it also marks the one-year anniversary of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 students and staff members and injured 17 others. Out of that tragedy rose a group of students turned gun control activists, including […]

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Remembering Menlo Park’s hippie past – and the Whole Earth Truck Store

Have you heard about the famed counter culture publication from the 60s and 70s called the Whole Earth Catalog? The Whole Earth Truck Store (WETS) was a 1963 Dodge truck that was not simply a store on wheels but also an alternative lending library with a mobile micro-education service. A catalog was developed to explain […]

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Girls from La Entrada School in Menlo Park take part in Women’s March

A group of girls from La Entrada School in Menlo Park (and their moms) participated in the Women’s March that took place in San Francisco yesterday. Reports InMenlo contributing photographer — and Ladera resident — Laura Hamilton: “Zoe Gostyla, a sixth grader at La Entrada, did an art piece about ‘heroes’ and included the women’s […]

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“Safeguard CA” on display at Art Ventures during the Global Climate Action Summit

Art Ventures in downtown Menlo Park is hosting a three-day exhibition showing local artist Michael Killen’s six by 20 foot painting “Safeguard CA” during the Global Climate Action Summit this week, Tuesday to Friday (Sept. 11-14) . The painting is an interpretation of the sixth goal of California’s Climate Plan. There will be an art and […]

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Menlo Park residents among those who take part in Families Belong Together rally today

Menlo Park resident Charlotte Willner, who along with her husband Dave, launched a fundraiser on Facebook that has raised $20 million to support migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border spoke at the Families Belong Together rally at Courthouse Square in Redwood City this morning Reports another Menlo resident, Robin Tobias, who emailed photographs to InMenlo: […]

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Filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman set to release her last documentary in a career that’s spanned 40 years

She’s won an Emmy and been nominated for an Academy Award. Now after four decades of filmmaking, Menlo Park resident Dorothy Fadiman is releasing her final film, Chef Darren: The Challenge of Profound Deafness. It will be screened at 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 3, at the Lucie Stern Community Center ballroom in Palo Alto. […]

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Menlo Spark recognizes students, teachers and residents who support sustainability in Menlo Park

Last month, Menlo Spark honored environmental leaders in schools with Menlo Green Challenge Awards. Menlo Park Mayor Peter Ohtaki recognized the outstanding achievements of students, teachers, and residents who took initiative to support sustainability in Menlo Park. Jerry Griffith, for winning the Menlo Green Challenge, with the Climate Actions taken to reduce his household carbon […]

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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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