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DREAMers share stories of triumph, loss, during intimate storytelling event

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/24/dreamers-share-stories-of-triumph-loss-during-intimate-storytelling-event/ April 25, 2017 by Tatiana Sanchez PALO ALTO — Ever Leon still grapples with the sense of loss. It was spring 2007. Leon, then a senior at Santa Clara University, had been offered a full ride to a prestigious graduate school in the Midwest. But the school rescinded Leon’s acceptance after he revealed he Read More…

Palo Alto nonprofit to tell ’50 Stories’ about Japanese-American internment

Palo Alto Daily News By Jacqueline Lee The Midpeninsula Community Media Center, a Palo Alto nonprofit, will embark on a two-year art project to tell the wartime history of Japanese-American confinement through a $143,482 grant. Artists, writers and filmmakers from the Peninsula will gather 50 objects from museums, archives and family collections to tell 50 Read More…

Palo Alto: Bay Area immigrants talk about paths to US, citizenship

By Jacqueline Lee Daily News Staff Writer PALO ALTO — At age 12, Lalo Mendez crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in the trunk of a sedan with four others and reunited with relatives in Napa. “My mom and I left our home state of Michoacan because we wanted a better life,” Mendez said. “Working in the Read More…

Young ‘DREAMers’ to describe their undocumented lives in America

by Jay Thorwaldson As immigration roils national politics — from the White House to Congress and the Supreme Court, to states across the nation and even the presidential campaign — the stories of six “undocumented” young people from the Palo Alto area will add personal depth and poignancy to the issue. The stories will be Read More…

Midpeninsula Media Center supporters challenge critical audit

by Gennady Sheyner / Palo Alto Weekly Wed, May 11, 2016, 1:23 pm With new report raising concerns about Palo Alto nonprofit’s funding, Policy and Services Committee agrees to explore other options Dozens of filmmakers, show producers and community activists rallied at City Hall on Tuesday in a show of support for the Midpeninsula Media Read More…

City Auditor says nonprofit misused $1.4 million in funds; Media Center disputes finding

by Gennady Sheyner / Palo Alto Weekly May 6, 2016 Midpeninsula Community Media Center, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit that produces educational shows, hosts video classes and broadcasts government meetings, inappropriately used $1.4 million in cable fees between 2010 and 2014, according to a scathing audit from the office of City Auditor Harriet Richardson. The finding, Read More…

Honoring Our Families’ Immigrant Narratives

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…

‘Lights! Camera! Community Action!’ Midpen Media Center celebrates 25 years of community broadcasting

by Sue Dremann / Palo Alto Weekly TD Daniell, center, operates the switcher as fellow Midpen Media Center volunteers Sean George, front left, and Ken Dickman, back left, watch as “Other Voices”, a monthly live talk show hosted by the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center is filmed in the studio on Sept. 8. Photo by Read More…

MC Sports camps: Local production company gives instruction to youth

By John Reid Daily News Staff Writer POSTED: 06/24/2015 03:33:57 PM PDT Romtin Rezvani, of Los Altos, knows what he wants to do for a living. Rezvani was one of eight sixth- through 12th-graders attending the MC Sports Broadcasting Camp at the MidPen Media Center in Palo Alto this week. “I want to be a Read More…

Kids Learning Sports Broadcasting

The Daily News 06/26/2015 Daily News Staff Writer Romtin Rezvani, of Los Altos, knows what he wants to do for a living. Rezvani was one of eight sixth- through 12th-graders attending the MC Sports Broadcasting Camp at the MidPen Media Center in Palo Alto this week. “I want to be a camera guy when I Read More…