A good way to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day is to support for our eleventh annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast that will take place on Cesar Chavez Day, Friday, March 27th, from 8 A. M. to 10 A. M. (with registration beginning at 7:30 a. m.). The Latino and Latina Roundtable, as you know, continues to move forward with the commitment and dedication of dozens of volunteers and the resources that are raised from this yearly fundraiser.
In keeping with our grass-roots base, we continue to keep the cost at a minimum to ensure that the tradition is in keeping with the celebration of the life of Cesar Chavez and the many leaders, from all backgrounds, who have historically given of their lives to ensure a more equal and just society. In keeping with the tradition of honoring leaders in our region who have exemplified the principles and values of Cesar Chavez, the Roundtable this year is honoring: De la Cruz family including Jessie de la Cruz (posthumously), UFW woman recruiter, striker, and organizer – along with son Roberto de la Cruz, one-time UFW vice-president and lead organizer and international representative in SEIU – and grandson Arnulfo de la Cruz, State Director of Mi Familia Vota; the PUSD Parent Pilgrimage Committee of 2013-14; Luis Moisés Escalante, long-time leader in Salvadorean solidarity, immigrant rights, and clergy/community organizing; Suzanne Foster, day laborer and immigrant rights leader and Director of the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center from 2007 until recently. In addition, scholarships will be presented to students from the region and from PUSD schools who exemplify the work of Cesar Chavez through their community engagement in social justice issues. Attached is the RSVP application that you can mail in. If you want to RSVP through e-mail please R.S.V.P. with melissaayalaLRT@gmail.com