RE: Inland Empire Salinas Farmworker Support
We have sent you a request for support before — and now we are getting to the deadline of RSVP’s and getting people to support the Salinas Farmworker Fundraiser. First, we request that you RSVP if you have not. Secondly, we would like to ask you, as a farmworker supporter, to help us by making one last effort to get your contacts to RSVP by sending them a personal message through e-mail, text, facebook, and phone call. This is also to remind you of the last organizing meeting of the IE Salinas Farmworker Center Support Committee before the fundraiser (set for Sunday, October 8 at 1 PM at the Pitzer College Broad Center Room 208 – 1050 N. Mills Ave.).
Again, I am writing to ask for your support of a fundraiser Tardeada on Sunday, October 15 (beginning at 2 PM) at the home of Jerry Ryan (410 Lemonwood Ave. in Redlands, CA). Our special guests will be Arturo Rodriguez, national president of the UFW and UFW co-founder and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta. The cost for the dinner is very affordable at $35 for single and $50 for a couple. Please RSVP to Rose Calderon by October 1 at firstname.lastname@example.org and send your checks (only cash or checks will be accepted), made out in the name of the United Farm Workers to ATT: Rose Calderon, 613 N. Northcape Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773. This fundraiser is for the purpose of building a “Salinas Farm Worker Center” in the Salinas Valley which was a dream of Cesar Chavez. In the past, the UFW has always supported our efforts in this region and now they are asking for our support. At a minimal level, I would like to ask for your support by participating in the October 15th Tardeada (and if you cannot attend – sending in a donation). If you wish to donate more, a let
ter and a contribution form are attached which explain how you can have your name (or that of someone else whom you want to honor) on the Tree of Justice at the Center when it opens. My purpose in writing this personal note is to have you attend the Tardeada which I can assure will be a moving experience with the honored guests, a dinner, and the music of the community-based band Son Real.
Jose Zapata Calderon
Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable
1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101