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Elliot Margolies - March 10, 2016

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The Music of Justice

Katie Rentzke - February 25, 2016

LaDoris Cordell (L) and Valerie Capers (R) photo Courtesy of Josie Lepe “It suddenly hit me. I am playing all this music of these wonderful White composers, but aren’t there any Black composers?” — LaDoris Cordell, co-founder of the African American Composer Initiative.– When LaDoris Hazzard Cordell resumed piano lessons after 36 years of pursuing Read More…

MC Youth Presents: MLK Day Videos

Dave Sorokach - February 18, 2016

Media Center Youth created two videos in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King: Gunn High School Students read quotes from Dr. King… MLK Day of Service at Mitchell Park

Violin & Heart Strings

Elliot Margolies - February 16, 2016

A story that will tug your heartstrings as a child refugee from Hungary reconnects with her music teacher as an adult and fulfills a dying wish. In our Made Into America archive of immigration stories.

Confronting a Rising Tide of Anti-Muslim Hysteria

Katie Rentzke - January 27, 2016

On the very day that I emailed Zahra Billoo to ask her to appear on Other Voices to talk about rising anti-Muslim antagonism, a very disturbing event took place that drove home the timeliness of the upcoming program. Zahra is the Executive Director of the Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Read More…

Planning & Transportation Commission

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January 27th, 2016   Call to Order Roll Call  Oral Communications Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions Directors Report   Informational 1. Comprehensive Plan Update: Presentation on the Comprehensive Plan and Next Steps     Public Hearing 3. The Planning and Transportation Commission will hold a Public Hearing and consider recommending two Ordinances to the City Council: An Read More…

Honoring Our Families’ Immigrant Narratives

Elliot Margolies - January 14, 2016

As we navigate a political landscape that is too often hostile toward immigrants, it’s a good time to remember that the vast majority of us are here as American immigrants. The Power of Storytelling Recent anti-immigrant rhetoric in the news is disheartening and infuriating, and it urgently pushed us to address these issues in our Read More…

Father to Son

Elliot Margolies - December 23, 2015

Parents give a treasured gift when they share their personal stories with their kids. Check out this gripping account presented by a Redwood City 9th grader about his father’s difficult passage from Michoacan and the dreams that have kept him going. Come visit our archive of inspiring stories at MadeIntoAmerica.org

A Celebration of 25 Years of Community Storytelling

Katie Rentzke - December 17, 2015

We’ve come a long way from where we started! As a founding board member of Mid-Peninsula Access Corp. (MPAC), I hired Elliot Margolies as our first executive director and we opened the doors on Park Blvd. on February 5, 1990. We started out with one telephone sitting on the floor that first day. We had Read More…