Category Archives: culture

Invitation to Mercado Artisano and Sopa – Nov. 25 at dA Center

Hi everyone, Just wanted to invite you to the Mercado Artisano and Sopa on Saturday, November 25, 2017.  I will be selling my ceramic art and jewelry.  There will be other artists selling their ware as well as local women selling their Pozole and Tamales. This is an Alternative Market of local art and artisans.  Please let your friends and family know of this event.  Hope to see you there.  


PS.  50% of the profit of my artwork will be go to social justice organizations/causes



Rose Calderon


Mercardo Artisano and Sopa

The dA Center for the Arts

252 S Main St. Ste D.
Pomona, CA 91766

Invitation from Professor James Mestaz: Film Screening and Discussion this Thursday


Invitation to Film:  Latino: The Changing Face of America with filmmaker Roxanne Frias – Nov. 16 – 6:30 – 8:30 PM (Claremont McKenna College Kravis Center Lower Court 62) Panel responders include James Mestaz, Jose Calderon, Tomas Sandoval, Martha Gonzalez, and Tony Jimenez.

James V. Mestaz

Visiting Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow

History Department

Claremont Mckenna College

Invitation from PEOC for Event on Wednesday at Day Labor Center

Sé le invita a toda la comunidad!

2 de noviembre de 9 AM – 10:30 AM a celebrar el Día de los Muertos en el Centro Jornalero de Pomona.

Estan bienvenidos a traer flores y fotos de sus seres queridos que han fallecido para ser parte del altar. Tamales, pan de muerto, champurrado serán ofrecidos a los que participen.

Favor de acompáñanos!

Invitation to the community at large

November 2nd from 9 AM to 10:30 AM to celebrate the Day of the Dead in Pomona Day Labor Center.

You are welcome to bring flowers and photos of loved ones who have passed away to be part of the altar. Tamales, pan de muerto, champurrado will be offered to participants.

Please join us!

Facebook Event here

Fernando Romero

Executive Director, Pomona Economic Opportunity Center

1682 W. Mission Blvd. Pomona, CA 91766

Tel: (909) 397 4215

Fax: (909) 622 9880


Invitation to three plays directed by Alma Martinez

Don’t miss —

Tres Actos: 

The Militants, Vietnam Campesino & Los Vendidos

The University of La Verne Department of Theatre Arts presents three plays by internationally renowned playwright, theatre and film director Luis Valdez (Zoot Suit, La Bamba). Directed by Artist-in-Residence Alma Martinez, Tres Actos: The Militants, Vietnam Campesino & Los Vendidos performances run November 10, 11, 12 at 7:30pm, November 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm, and November 20 at 2pm in the Dailey Theatre located on the main campus at 1950 3rd St. 

La Verne, CA 91750.

The “actos,” or short plays, were first performed by Valdez’s theatre company, El Teatro Campesino. He founded the company in 1965 in the heat of the United Farmworkers union’s struggle to secure basic labor and human rights for the most vulnerable of the U.S. labor force. These “actos”, that are now classics of American agitprop theater, were performed by striking farm workers on picket lines, flatbed trucks, and at pivotal historic events such as the 1965 Delano Grape Strike and the 1966 United Farmworker Union’s march to Sacramento.

Suggested donation is $5 for students, $10 for staff, senior citizens and alumni, and $12 for general admission. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite at: 

For more information go to (909), or visit the La Verne Theatre website at


Thuy Tran (Angela)

Publicity and Marketing Manager

Theatre Arts Department

University of La Verne

Presentation by Renowned Artist Paul Botello

This is your invitation to a Gallery Talk Presentation by Renowned Activist/Artist Paul Botello on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 5 pm at the dA Center for the Arts (252 D South Main Street) in Pomona.

Paul has murals all over LA County including Pitzer College, Cesar Chavez Park and Pomona Day Labor Center in Pomona, and Vina Danks School in Ontario.  PAUL BOTELLO was born and raised in East Los Angeles. He earned a BA and an MFA from Cal State University, Los Angeles, teaches art in the LAUSD school system and taught at the Claremont Colleges. In 1994 he traveled to Berlin, Germany where he collaborated on a giant mural titled “Global Chessboard.” Other recently completed murals include “Citizens of the World” at Esperanza School, and “In Unison” at the Maravilla Housing Facility. He also completed a large-scale mural on the Metro Gold Line construction fence that was located at First Street and Soto. Portions of the mural can now be found at the Pueblo del Sol Community Center in East Los Angeles. Botello lives and works in East Los Angeles, and exhibits his work in Los Angeles and abroad.  He is a font of knowledge for the subject of art and activism.

Please join us for Paul’s Presentation and the Closing Aztlan Exhibit Reception between 6 – 8 pm

dA Center for the Arts and the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel Valley and Pomona Valley


Your Invitation to Renowned Teatro Urbano on Friday and Saturday in Pomona

This is your personal invitation to the Renowned Teatro Urbano at dA Center in Pomona this Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. A small donation is asked for – but only if you have it. The important aspect is to invite your friends and come out to support this Teatro that has been giving their artistic talent back to the community for decades. Now, all they are asking – is take a few hours of your time to appreciate their creation.

Teatro Urbano presents

Detective Sanchez: The Ortiz Case

November 13 and 14th at 8 PM

Tickets $15 if you can. $12 for seniors, students, & Pomona Residents

“Los Angeles in the 1950’s was a smog filled city, but there was an air of innocence…”

Those are the words that open the Chicano Detective story. “Detective Sanchez, The Ortiz Case” written by Rene Rodriguez and Produced by Rosemary Soto Rodriguez and Ricardo Lopez.

The play opens to the sound of the Blues with a narration that sets the mood and rhythm by Raul Lopez, a onetime middle weight contender, who owns and operates, La Mecca, a bar in Boyle Heights.

Lopez quickly begins to tell the story of his friend and drinking buddy, Rudy Sanchez, or better known in the barrios of Los Angeles, Detective Sanchez. In the hot summer of 1950, Lopez defends a woman with a problem. Her son, Chuy Ortiz has been accused of murder. Sanchez has to prove the innocence of this young man, but one problem Sanchez is a drunk…le gustaba la borachara, as Lopez points out.

Support Theatre in Pomona !

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