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Speaker Series Community Events

The MPCSD Speaker Series is presented by the District Council, The Parent Teacher Organizations from Encinal, Laurel, Oak Knoll, and Hillview, and the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation. Events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Event!

Creating Connection and Bridging Divides in our Community: Geoff Cohen and Kristen Gracia in Conversation   

Headshot of Professor Geoff Cohen

Join Stanford Professor Geoffrey Cohen in conversation with MPCSD Superintendent Kristen Gracia. Professor Cohen will discusses highlights from his book Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides

We know that a sense of belonging is a fundamental human need, and that communities thrive when all members feel valued. As MPCSD anchors this school year around the importance of belonging, we are excited to welcome Professor Cohen to share his expertise about how we can create the conditions of belonging so our community feels more connected, valued, and engaged. Professor Cohen will also be available to sign his book following the discussion.                                                                      

Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Hillview PAC (1100 Elder Avenue, Menlo Park).  Free childcare provided.