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Invitation to April 28th and April 29th Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage Events in Pomona

You are invited to the Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage events:

 

On Friday, April 28 at 4 PM at Cesar Chavez Park (2720 Barjud Ave.  in Pomona), there will be a memorial remembering the lives of Pablo “Chompo” Lopez and Blanca Mariscal.  The memorial will include a pot-luck (with everyone asked to bring a dish and drink), poetry, indigenous ceremony, drum circle, and speakers.  After, everyone will work on making flags and posters for the Pilgrimage March on Saturday.

On Saturday, April 29, beginning at 9:30 A. M., the pilgrimage march will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Pomona School District Education Center (800 S. Garey Ave.) with noted community speakers and followed with a pilgrimage march to Garey High School (321 W. Lexington Ave., Pomona, Ca).  A celebration and health fair will take place at Garey High Schoolfrom 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM (Open to the Public).

This is your invitation to the 15TH ANNUAL CESAR CHAVEZ PILGRIMAGE MARCH AND CELEBRATION, with the theme “A New Beginning: Sanctuary for All”

 

 

What: 15th Annual Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage, with a program of speakers, live music and food

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017; 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 PM

Where: starting at 9:30 a.m. at Pomona School District Education Center (800 S. Garey Ave.) with noted community speakers and followed with a pilgrimage walk to Garey High School (321 W. Lexington Ave., Pomona, Ca).  Acelebration and health fair will take place at Garey High Schoolfrom 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM (Open to the Public).

 (Pomona, CA) – A coalition of local leaders, parents, students, teachers, and community groups will honor civil rights leader Cesar Chavez with the 15th Annual Community Pilgrimage, commemorating the pilgrimages that Chavez led to highlight the issues of social justice in our diverse communities. The pilgrimage honors the birthday of Cesar Chavez on March 31 and also the day he passed away, on April 23, as part of continuing a legacy of advancing human rights,  peace, and social justice in the region.  The primary Pilgrimage march theme “Sanctuary for All” focuses on defending the rights of immigrant families and ensuring the protection of rights of all targeted groups at this time. Anthony Chavez, grandson of Cesar Chavez and with the Cesar Chavez Foundation, will be one of the speakers and help lead the march and festival.  As in previous years, a ceremony at 9:30 A. M. in front of the PUSD Administrative Offices, will include elder leaders from the community who will honor a 300-year old tree, symbolizing respect for our elders and the sacredness of the environment (including PUSD Superintendent Richard Martinez, School Board member Roberta Perlman, Bishop Herbert Wilkins, Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval, NAACP leader Jeanette Royston, Tony Cerda from the Ohlone Tribe, and Mohammed Zafarullah from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community).   After, a pilgrimage walk, led by Danza Grupo Toyaacan, will make its way to Garey High School where a small tree will be planted and various speakers will speak on the importance of ensuring the development of our future young leaders (including Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, Cesar Chavez’s grandson Andres Chavez, Garey High School principal Stacey Wilkins, students Melanie Andreok, Lizette Merino de la Concha, Vanessa Pavon, and scholarship winners  Marleni Munguia and Ulysses Marquez (Garey High School) and Olga Gudino and Adam Castaneda (Pomona High School).

The entertainment will include the Son Real Band, Danza Azteca Toyaacan, Le Chic Filipino Dance Group,Ballet Foklklorico No Te Rajes, Singer Manuel Castellejo; Slam Poetry of Alejandro  and Fabian.  Food will be available for purchase with all the proceeds going to student scholarships.

Sponsors include: Latino/Latina Roundtable; Pomona Unified School District, PUSD Parents, University of LaVerne, Danza Grupo Toyacaacan; Cal Poly Cesar Chavez Center for Higher Education; Garey High School M. E. C. H. A.; Mount Sac  M. E. C. H. A., Cal Poly M. E. C. H. A.; NAACP, Pomona Valley Branch 1085B,  IDEAS, NAACP, National Council of Negro Women, Encuentros Organization, Rural and Urban Social Movements class, Pitzer College Latino Student Union, Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, Pomona Inland Valley Martin Luther King Jr. Project, UFCW 1428; UPWARD – Uniting Peach With Actions, Respect, and Dignity

Invitation to 15th Annual Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage March and Celebration – April 29th

This is your invitation to the 15TH ANNUAL CESAR CHAVEZ PILGRIMAGE MARCH AND CELEBRATION, with the theme “A New Beginning: Sanctuary for All”

 

 

What: 15th Annual Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage, with a program of speakers, live music and food

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017; 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 PM

Where: starting at 9:30 a.m. at Pomona School District Education Center (800 S. Garey Ave.) with noted community speakers and followed with a pilgrimage walk to Garey High School (321 W. Lexington Ave., Pomona, Ca).  Acelebration and health fair will take place at Garey High Schoolfrom 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM (Open to the Public).

 (Pomona, CA) – A coalition of local leaders, parents, students, teachers, and community groups will honor civil rights leader Cesar Chavez with the 15th Annual Community Pilgrimage, commemorating the pilgrimages that Chavez led to highlight the issues of social justice in our diverse communities. The pilgrimage honors the birthday of Cesar Chavez on March 31 and also the day he passed away, on April 23, as part of continuing a legacy of advancing human rights,  peace, and social justice in the region.  The primary Pilgrimage march theme “Sanctuary for All” focuses on defending the rights of immigrant families and ensuring the protection of rights of all targeted groups at this time. Anthony Chavez, grandson of Cesar Chavez and with the Cesar Chavez Foundation, will be one of the speakers and help lead the march and festival.  As in previous years, a ceremony at 9:30 A. M. in front of the PUSD Administrative Offices, will include elder leaders from the community who will honor a 300-year old tree, symbolizing respect for our elders and the sacredness of the environment (including PUSD Superintendent Richard Martinez, School Board member Roberta Perlman, Bishop Herbert Wilkins, Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval, NAACP leader Jeanette Royston, Tony Cerda from the Ohlone Tribe, and Mohammed Zafarullah from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community).   After, a pilgrimage walk, led by Danza Grupo Toyaacan, will make its way to Garey High School where a small tree will be planted and various speakers will speak on the importance of ensuring the development of our future young leaders (including Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, Cesar Chavez’s grandson Andres Chavez, Garey High School principal Stacey Wilkins, students Melanie Andreok, Lizette Merino de la Concha, Vanessa Pavon, and scholarship winners  Marleni Munguia and Ulysses Marquez (Garey High School) and Olga Gudino and Adam Castaneda (Pomona High School).

The entertainment will include the Son Real Band, Danza Azteca Toyaacan, Le Chic Filipino Dance Group,Ballet Foklklorico No Te Rajes, Singer Manuel Castellejo; Slam Poetry of Alejandro  and Fabian.  Food will be available for purchase with all the proceeds going to student scholarships.

Sponsors include: Latino/Latina Roundtable; Pomona Unified School District, PUSD Parents, University of LaVerne, Danza Grupo Toyacaacan; Cal Poly Cesar Chavez Center for Higher Education; Garey High School M. E. C. H. A.; Mount Sac  M. E. C. H. A., Cal Poly M. E. C. H. A.; NAACP, Pomona Valley Branch 1085B,  IDEAS, NAACP, National Council of Negro Women, Encuentros Organization, Rural and Urban Social Movements class, Pitzer College Latino Student Union, Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, Pomona Inland Valley Martin Luther King Jr. Project, UFCW 1428; UPWARD – Uniting Peach With Actions, Respect, and Dignity

Article in La Prensa: Cesar Chavez no era antiinmigrante

Entrevista por Olga Rojas sobre la pregunta – si Cesar Chavez era anti – inmigrante:

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Invitation to celebration at Cesar Chavez Park this Saturday 1 – 4 PM

This is your invitation  (see attachment flyer in English and Spanish) to a pot-luck, mural restoration, clean-up, and celebration at Cesar Chavez Park (2720 Barjud Ave. in Pomona) this Saturday, November 19th from 1 – 4 PM.  We ask that everyone who attends bring a dish to share and something to drink.  Community artist Paul Botello will be restoring a couple of the murals at the park, we will do some minor clean-up, and we will celebrate the passage of Measure A to upgrade parks and build new ones in Los Angeles County.  The Measure includes a proposal to build a community center at Cesar Chavez Park and our gathering on Saturday will not only celebrate this part but also advance the need for advocacy efforts to ensure that the funds for the community center are allocated. 

 

Cesar Chavez Park Committee

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Cesar Chavez Park Clean-Up This Saturday as Part of Beautification day

We invite you to help to do clean-up and restoration at Cesar Chavez Park (2720 Barjud ave.) this Saturday with the Latino and Latina Roundtable.   Please send an e-mail to Jose Calderon at Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu if you can make it.  On the day of the clean-up, we ask you to bring garden tools and gloves.  We will be doing some painting.  The Cesar Chavez Park Clean-up and Restoration Project, as Part of the 10th Annual Pomona Beautification Day in Pomona, will take place this Saturday, April 16, 2016.  There will be a kickoff at City Hall at 7 a.m. and the city-wide cleanup projects will be from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.  A celebration will take place afterwards at Thomas Plaza from 12 until 3 p.m.  If you have not done so, please do an official sign up so that you can get a free lunch and free tickets for this year’s L. A. Fair at the Fairplex. To sign up if you have not done so, see the attached flyer and visit http://www.pomonabeautification.com/.  We look forward to working alongside of you on this day.

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Invitation to 14th Annual Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage March and Celebration

14TH ANNUAL CESAR CHAVEZ PILGRIMAGE MARCH AND CELEBRATION

 

Theme:  Our Community Voice Matters -Vote With Our Feet and at the Ballot Box: Support Ethnic Studies, Immigrant Rights, Minimum Wage, and Funding for Education

 

What: 14th Annual Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage, with a program of speakers, live music and food

When: Saturday, April 9, 2016; 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 PM

Where: starting at 9:30 a.m. at Pomona School District Headquarters (800 S. Garey Ave.) with noted community speakers and followed with a pilgrimage walk to Garey High School (321 W. Lexington Ave., Pomona, Ca) where a celebration will take place from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Open to the Public).

Starting at 9:30 A. M. at Pomona School District Headquarters (800 S. Garey Ave.) at the site of a 300-year-old tree to celebrate and listen to speakers who represent the wisdom of the elders on some of the issues affecting our communities. Followed by a march led by Danza Grupo Toyaacan to Garey High School where a young tree will be planted and where youth speakers will share words on the issues affecting them. A snake dance, afterward, involving everyone, will brings together the diverse generations in a snake dance symbolizing the unity that is needed between the various generations in overcoming obstacles to advance a more just and equal society.

 (Pomona, CA) – A coalition of local leaders, parents, students, teachers, and community groups will honor civil rights leader Cesar Chavez with the 14th Annual Community Pilgrimage, commemorating the pilgrimages that Chavez led to highlight the issues of social justice in our diverse communities. The pilgrimage honors the birthday of Cesar Chavez on March 31 and also the day he passed away, on April 23, as part of continuing a legacy of advancing human rights,  peace, and social justice in the region. As in previous years, a ceremony at 9:30 A. M. in front of the PUSD Administrative Offices, will include elder leaders from the community who will honor a 300-year old tree, symbolizing respect for our elders and the sacredness of the environment (including PUSD Superintendent Richard Martinez, Bishop Herbert Wilkins, Jeanette Royston from the NAACP, Tony Cerda from the Ohlone Tribe, and Angela Sanbrano from the Latino/a Roundtable).   After, a pilgrimage walk will make its way to Garey High School where a small tree will be planted and various speakers will speak on the importance of ensuring the development of our future leaders, our young people (including Cesar Chavez’s grandson Andres Chavez, Garey High School principal Stacey Wilkins, Garey High School Stand-out Karina Aguilar, and Mt. Sac Student Government leaders Fabian Pavon and Alejandro Juarez. Scholarships will be presented to students who best represent the principles and values of community engagement.  The entertainment will include the Son Real Band, Danza Azteca Toyaacan, Le Chic Filipino Dance Group, VOM Dance Group , Singer Paola La Portanguila, and Lincoln High Ballet Folklorico. Food will be available for purchase with all the proceeds going to student scholarships.

Sponsors: Latino/Latina Roundtable; Pomona Unified School District, PUSD Parents, University of LaVerne, Cal Poly Cesar Chavez Center for Higher Education; Mount Sac Associated Students; Culture Shock Club, Psychology Club, M. E. C. H. A., D. B. A. Club, BSU Club, CSULB: Lambda That Phi Ltin Fraternity; Mote Vista UU Congregation, Senator Connie M. Leyva, Frank Guzman, Cardenas, La Cachanilla, NAACP, Pomona Valley Branch 1085B,  IDEAS, NAACP, National Council of Negro Women, Encuentros Organization, Rural and Urban Social Movements class, Pitzer Latino Student Union, Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, Pomona Inland Valley Martin Luther King Jr. Project, UFCW 1428, Fairplex, Pomona Premiere

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Cesar Chavez Breakfast Invitation

Hello Members and Friends,

I am excited to invite you all on behalf of the Organizational Development committee to our annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast on Friday March 25th. It will be held in the Conference Center at the Fairplex, California Ballroom: 601 W McKinley Ave, Gate 3 Pomona, CA 91768 . * Note that we will be at a new venue.  Continue reading

Invitation to 50th Anniversary of the ’65 Delano Grape Strike

The UFW will be holding a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at forty acres (the original organizing site of this strike) in Delano.  If you are interested in going, please see the message below and register.  I will be working with Paul Knopf, Claudia Bedolla, and others to see if we can get a bus for that day.  I will keep you posted. 

  

Jose Zapata Calderon

Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies

1050 North Mills Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711-6101

(909) 952-1640

 Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu

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Articulo en Unidos: Dirigentes Locales Reciben Reconocimiento en Desayuno Cesar Chavez

http://www.unidossc.com/articles/cruz-20489-ch225vez-pomona.html

 

POMONA: Dirigentes locales reciben reconocimiento durante desayuno en honor a César Chávez

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POMONA – Más de 400 personas asistieron al desayuno que organizó Latino and Latina Roundtable del Valle de San Gabriel y Pomona y el Concejo para el Avance Latinoamericano, en honor al líder de los trabajadores del campo, César Chávez.

Tradicionalmente por 11 años se ha estado realizando este evento, en el cual se honra a personas de la región que hayan demostrado poseer los principios y prácticas de César Chávez.

El viernes, 27 de marzo los homenajeados fueron la familia De La Cruz. La difunta abuela Jessie De La Cruz, fue miembro del sindicato de trabajadores del campo en sus inicios y ayudó a reclutar miembros y a organizar huelgas.

Su hijo, Roberto de la Cruz, ex vicepresidente del sindicato de los trabajadores del campo, hoy día se desempeña como representante internacional del Sindicato Internacional de Empleados de Servicios (SEIU, por su sigla en inglés) y el nieto, Arnulfo de la Cruz, quien trabajó como director estatal de Mi Familia Vota y ahora es director nacional del SEIU.

“Es un orgullo agarrar este reconocimiento para mi madre. Ella comenzó a organizar trabajadores entre 1961-1962 y falleció once días antes de cumplir 94 años. Pero parece que escogió cuando morir: fue un Día del Trabajo”, dijo Roberto De La Cruz.

Por su parte, Arnulfo De La Cruz, expresó que “ella debe estar mirándonos al lado de César Chávez, sé que está aquí presente en espíritu y debe gustarle lo que está pasando: más leyes de respeto hacia los inmigrantes como la licencias para los indocumentados y más derechos para los votantes”.

Además mencionó sobre las acciones a favor de los inmigrantes como DACA y DAPA. “Esos eran los temas por los que mi abuela trabajaba en los barrios en los años 50 y 60”, dijo Arnulfo De La Cruz.

Arnulfo De La Cruz recordó la actitud de positivismo de su abuela. “Ella era impresionante… En un rancho en Fresno, donde mi abuela solía hacer la comida para quienes iban a las juntas de la unión con César Chávez, ella escuchaba las estrategias de la lucha y me decía: ‘Eso era muy emocionante’”.

Hasta que un día César Chávez dijo: “Jessie debería unirse a la mesa de conversación”.

“En la actualidad hemos colocado líderes en el poder como Hilda Solis, escuchamos mentores como José Calderón, pero todavía tenemos mucho por hacer… Hay un hombre que siempre me dice que mi generación es más perezosa que la suya en organización, ese es mi papá”, dijo Arnulfo De La Cruz.

“Mi madre dejó un legado de tener conciencia. Ella amaba ayudar a la gente. Tenemos que llenar esos guaraches”, mencionó Roberto De La Cruz.

Otro de los homenajeados ese día fueron Luis Moisés Escalante, líder de larga data en los derechos de los inmigrantes y Suzanne Foster, ex directora del Centro de Oportunidad Económica Pomona o Centro de Jornaleros.

También asistieron al evento Hilda Solis, supervisora del Condado de Los Angeles, y la senadora del Distrito 20 de California, Connie Leyva, quien representa al Distrito 20 del Inland Empire.

El alcalde de Pomona, Elliott Rothman, agradeció el esfuerzo de quienes organizaron la actividad, a la que calificó como el mejor evento que se hace en esa ciudad.

Padres y alumnos

Siete estudiantes obtuvieron becas ese día por sus logros académicos y de compromiso de la comunidad, ellos son: Mitzie Pérez y Chris Gutiérrez, Mt. San Antonio College; Ariana Méndez, Pomona High School; Angelica Orozco, Cal Poly Pomona; José Orozco, Ganesha High School; Ivonne Anzures, Garey High School y Jennifer Monteon, Fremont Academy of Engineering and Design.

Andrés Chávez, nieto de César Chávez, también estuvo presente en el evento y empezó agradeciendo a los hombres y mujeres que prepararon y sirvieron el desayuno.

Él fue el encargado entregar las becas a los estudiantes de quienes expresó que espera regresen a trabajar por la comunidad.

“Hay una necesidad de cambios sociales sustentables”, dijo el joven Chávez.

Por su parte, el superintendente de Distrito Escolar Unificado de Pomona, Richard Martínez, también agradeció a Latino y Latina Roundtable por darles una voz a los padres de ese distrito quienes recibieron uno de los reconocimientos.

“Si queremos ver un cambio, tenemos que trabajar por ese cambio”, dijo Claudia Bedolla, en representación de los padres de ese distrito.

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