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Community Notebook: Film, panel on life for East Palo Alto families

Free screening on Oct. 24 to showcase stories from 70 residents

What is life like for families in East Palo Alto and Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park?

The Palo Alto-based Peery Foundation, which supports local youth and families, partnered with Eastside College Preparatory and Aspire Schools in East Palo Alto, education nonprofit Foundation for a College Education and the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League to probe this question, conducting in-depth interviews and focus groups with 70 residents.

Their comments have been compiled into a short, animated film, "2.6 Square Miles: Stories of Challenges & Hope in East Palo Alto," which the Peery Foundation will screen on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.

A panel discussion will follow.

"Given the complexities of the changing community, we wanted to give families the opportunity to amplify their voices and experiences to a broader audience to help steer action at a community level," an event description reads.

The event will be held in the auditorium at Eastside College Preparatory, 1041 Myrtle St., East Palo Alto. The film will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, go to evite.com.

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3 people like this
Posted by carolskenyon
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm

carolskenyon is a registered user.

LIFE FOR FAMILIES IN EAST PALO ALTO IS VEY IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO SEE. WILL THERE BE OTHER SHOWINGS OTHER THAN 10/24?


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