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Author Bridget Quinn discusses her new book honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which was ratified in 1920, on Monday, September 21 from 4:00 t 5:00 pm. Register online.

She Votes: How U.S. Women Won Suffrage, and What Happened Next is the intersectional story of the women who won suffrage and those who have continued to raise their voices for equality ever since.

From the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation to the first woman to wear pants on the Senate floor, Quinn shines a spotlight on the women who broke down barriers.

Bridget Quinn is author of the award-winning Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order), published by Chronicle Books in 2017. A graduate of New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and a regular contributor to online arts magazine Hyperallergic, Quinn is a sought-after speaker on women and art. She is an avid sports fan and Iron(wo)man triathlete, and her Narrative magazine essay “At Swim, Two Girls” was included in The Best American Sports Writing 2013. She lives in San Francisco with her family.

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Lineup for next Stuck at Home Concert on Sept. 17

This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance.

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Create Frida Kahlo-inspired collage painting on September 17

Mexican Independence Day is Wednesday, September 16th. In celebration, create a beautiful and colorful Frida Kahlo-inspired collage painting on Thursday, September 17 from 3:30 to 4:15 pm. Register online. Materials needed: -Cut out portrait from a photograph or magazine -Various magazine cuttings to be used in the collage -Glue stick -Cardstock paper, canvas board, or […]

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The Anti-Racist Parent: Engaging Youth Through an Equity and Justice Framework is topic on September 15

What does it mean to be an “Anti-Racist Parent”? Join Victor Rios, PhD, professor at UC Santa Barbara, TED Talk speaker, author, sociologist, and national thought leader on youth on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from noon to 1:00 pm for this online event. Free tickets: https://victorrios2020sequoia.eventbrite.com “I was in prison before I was even born.” So […]

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Bouncing Back, Bouncing Forward: Resourcing Ourselves for Resilience is topic on September 15

You may have heard that resilience is about “bouncing back” after an experience of failure or adversity, but did you know that you can “bounce” forward?  In a talk titled “Bouncing Back, Bouncing Forward: Resourcing Ourselves for Resilience,” scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, you will learn: -Definitions of resilience -Ways […]

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Take a virtual tour of the Contemporary Jewish Museum on September 14

Join the Menlo Park Library for a live, virtual tour of San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum on Monday, September 14 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Register online. Take part in a live, interactive guided tour of art, architecture, and historical materials related to the Holocaust, drawn from the CJM’s architecture and current and past exhibitions. […]

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Community conversation on impact of Covid-19, racial justice and wildfires set for Sept. 12

“Serving Our Unhoused: A Community Conversation on the Impact and Lessons Learned from the Covid-19 Pandemic, Racial Equity Movement, and 2020 Wildfires” is the topic of a panel moderated by Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller on September 12 from 10:30 am to 12:45 pm featuring Congresswoman Anna Eshoo. Register to attend. Also participating […]

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Tele town hall meeting on Sept. 10 on the Menlo Park Community Campus project

There is a tele town hall meeting tonight, Sept. 10, at 6:00pm to reintroduce the public to the Menlo Park Community Campus project (previously known as the Belle Haven Community Center and Library), including the updated project timeline/Q&A. For more information about this project, please visit the project page. at menlopark.org/communitycampus<https://www.menlopark.org/communitycampus>. To join dial 1-877-229-8493 […]

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Commonwealth 3 virtual community open house set for September 9

The Sobrato Organization (TSO) would like to invite the Menlo Park community to a public, virtual open house to learn more about the proposed Commonwealth Building 3. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Commonwealth Building 3 will add a third four-story office building and a new four-level […]

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First MPCSD speaker is Julie Lythcott-Haims on September 8

The Menlo Park City School District Speaker Series 2020-21 begins September 8 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. Julie Lythcott-Haims is the first guest this year for “Talking to Your Kids about Race and Racism: A conversation about engaging with your kids on these important topics.” Race and racism are […]

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Seeing Through Stigma: Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Health Issues is topic on September 8

September is Suicide Prevention Month, which includes National Suicide Prevention Week (September 8-14) and World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10). Suicide Prevention Month aims to empower everyone in the community to prevent suicide. On September 8. from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, panelists from Heart & Soul’s Seeing Through Stigma campaign, share stories of their own […]

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