February 3rd Open House: a Celebration of Partnership ─ Solidarity & Diversity

The Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel Valley and Pomona Valley and the Pomona Valley Branch of the NAACP invite the community to an open house on Saturday, February 3, 2018, starting at 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM. The open house well be at the Solidarity Center in Indian Hill Village, Room 6, 1460 E. Holt Ave., Pomona, California. Entrance 2 is closest entrance to the Center. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Asked to describe the event, Donald Martens, a member of the joint planning committee said,“We’re going to have a party!” Angela Sanbrano, Vice-President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable will be emcee of ceremonies. The program features brief presentations by Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval; Jeanette Ellis-Royston, President of the Pomona Branch of the NAACP; Dr. Jose Calderon, President of Latino and Latina Roundtable; and other community leaders. Rosa Martha Zarate, an organizer and Musician who has given concerts  in Central and South America as well as in Portugal and the United States, will sing social movement songs from her recent recordings. The youth choir from the Macedonia Baptist Church will perform. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

The event celebrates the many joint achievements of the sponsoring groups and the recent opening of the Solidarity Center. The Solidarity Center provides office space for both the Latino and Latina Roundtable and the Pomona Valley Branch of the NAACP as well as a common meeting area. Over the last few years the two groups have cosponsored many activities including the 2014 Michael Brown peace march and the ongoing effort to monitor the implementations of the College Readiness Block Grant. While looking to the future, presenters will highlight these and other activities.

For more information contact Jeanette Ellis-Royston: email jrellisroyston1@verizon.net or call 909 764-7833 or  e-mail Katherine Cabrera, the director of the LRT, at kcabrera@latinolatinaroundtable.org

Additional information on the Pomona Valley Branch of the NAACP can be found on their website, http://www.naacp-pomona-valley.org/.

Additional information on the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel Valley and Pomona

Valley can be found on their website, http://www.latinolatinaroundtable.org/

Website:  www.josezcalderon.com

 

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