Activism

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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M-A students focus attention on gun violence with march on National School Walkout Day

Students from Menlo-Atherton High School joined forces this morning with a small contingent of students from Menlo School, Sacred Heart Prep, and Gunn High School on National School Walkout Day in a march from the M-A campus to El Camino Park in Palo Alto. The event  was organized by five M-A students — (right to […]

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Hillview Middle School students join National Walkout to “make their voices heard”

Hillview Middle School student Devin Leslie took the microphone on the quad at Hillview Middle School this morning at 10:00 am and said, “This is your day.” He invited students to leave their backpacks and “make your voices heard” by joining the National Walkout in support of ending gun violence. Hundreds of students participated in […]

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Atherton resident Laura Daschbach Pitchford speaks out about gun violence at Palo Alto High School

Atherton resident Laura Daschbach Pitchfork spoke from the heart to Palo Alto High School and Castilleja students this morning about how gun violence affected her family and so many other families that she knows. Laura’s youngest sister, Michelle, was killed in October, 2011, at a hair salon in Seal Beach, CA, along with seven others. […]

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