WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND WHAT YOU CAN DO
Menlo Together has been working with local leaders and community organizations to uncover and address the root causes of the housing crisis affecting Menlo Park today. We hosted the Color of Law: Menlo Park Edition on November 17, 2019, to educate ourselves and others about how historic housing policies segregated Menlo Park. With this insight, we can make more informed decisions about how our city grows for a more equitable and inclusive future. Check out our findings below and take action with us.
THE FORGOTTEN HISTORY OF MENLO PARK
- View and share the Gallery Walk timeline.
- Read The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein.
- Watch a 17-minute animated video summary of the book.
- Listen to Richard Rothstein’s October 3rd presentation hosted by One San Mateo.
- Read Kate Bradshaw’s excellent Uneven Ground series in the Almanac for more local history.
- Read Kate Bradshaw’s Confronting a troubled history, a story on race-based housing, and view the Gallery Walk timeline adapted by the Almanac.
- Read The Road to Resegregation – Northern California and the Failure of Politics by Alex Shafran for a broader Bay Area-wide analysis.
- Learn more about racial equity with this curated selection:
- Waking up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
- Listen to Scene On Radio’s Seeing White podcast series.
- Listen to the New York Times “1619″ podcast series or read the “1619” interactive magazine.
- Sign the “Home Could Be Here” petition by Housing Leadership Council to pressure Caltrain to prioritize affordable homes above their parking lots.
- Sign the “More Homes Downtown” petition to show support for more, and more affordable, homes in Downtown Menlo Park near transportation and shopping districts.
- Sign the “Collect Data on Police Stops by Race and Neighborhood” petition.