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A Big, Big Thank You to the Women of the World!

Joanne Sperans - March 2, 2022

Yes! A big thanks to all the women trailblazers that have overcome the hardships, resistance, and gender discrimination that made women stronger, more resilient, and more independent. About a century ago, women in the U.S. were uniting and fighting for decent working conditions, reasonable pay, and the right to vote in all elections. International Women’s Read More…

Where Are They Now – An interview with Renee Marchol

November 7, 2021

Renee Marchol’s smile is infectious. That’s saying something when you are interviewing someone by phone. It was nothing I could see. It was the undeniable passion I could hear in her voice when she talked about media-making. Renee credits Midpen Media for providing her with the skills that jumpstarted her media-making. But to be clear, Read More…

Midpen Media Migrations: Moonlight Run and Walk

October 4, 2021

A few weeks ago, staff members Nicole McClain and Emily Parent tabled at the annual Moonlight Run and Walk for the Palo Alto Weekly Fund. The event took place at the Baylands Athletic Center on the baseball field. Nicole: Members of the staff got to do something fun a few Fridays ago. As a fundee Read More…

Perfect Peerspace Party

September 8, 2021

On August 14th, we rented out the Midpen Media Center studio for a 70’s-themed birthday party. The event was wildly successful, with guests expressing interest in using our space in upcoming events. One of our staff members, Pedro Arenas, worked the event and we subsequently interviewed him about the experience.  EVAN: What did your role Read More…

Newsletter Gets a New Editor!

For several years, we outsourced our newsletter to freelancer Eva Barrows, but with the reduction in workforce and necessary cost-cutting measures in early 2020, we brought the newsletter in-house in January 2020 where it was produced primarily by Special Projects Manager Emily Parent. Writing the newsletter during the pandemic brought its own challenges as the facility Read More…

The Annual Report is here!

July 30, 2021

2020 was a year like no other, and we can sum up our organization’s experience into one word: resilience. We navigated a pandemic. Our community separated and sheltered in place. We witnessed political turmoil and joined the call for accountability and an end to violence. All the while, we did everything in our power to Read More…

Celebrating Pride 2021

June 25, 2021

“When you don’t see yourself being reflected back at you, you’re implicitly told that you don’t matter. That your life does not matter, it’s not worth being told, it’s not worth being discussed.” – Ryan O’Connell, Writer of Special (Netflix Series) From yoga classes to cooking shows to in-depth discussions on racial injustice in the Read More…

Breaking the Cycle Against Hate

May 10, 2021

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month — a month-long period for celebrating the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. This year, we recognize the heightened significance of this celebration. Throughout the past few months, our nation has seen Read More…

Happy International Women’s Day 2021

March 8, 2021

Today is International Women’s Day – a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8th to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women around the world. As a team of more than 80% women leaders, issues of gender equality, representation, reproductive rights, and women’s opportunities to participate and make a change within their community Read More…

Celebrating Black History Month

February 2, 2021

February is Black History Month — a national month-long celebration of black achievements and excellence. At the Midpen Media Center, we believe it is vital to bring this recognition home each year by curating black-experience-focused programming on Channel 75 every day of the week. With this year’s lineup, we hope to inspire, move, educate, and Read More…