Category Archives: Education

Video on Support of Covid Vaccinations by Village Academy High School Justice Team

In this time when there is a need to expose the anti-vaccination covid myths being spread in our communities, we have to thank the Village Academy High School Justice team and their teacher, Mr. William Brogie for creating this educational video on the need for our communities to care for others and to get vaccinated.

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Invitation to Parent Seminar on College Readiness support

You are invited to join in on the Parent Living the Dream Webinar  on February 3 (with one session from 8:30 am -10 am and another from 5:30 pm – 7 pm) – Sponsored by the Latino and Latina Roundtable, Pomona Unified School District, representatives from area colleges, parents, and students – (as part of College for All Coalition readiness/pipeline efforts).  As a follow-up to a seminar run by students that drew over 300 participants, Parents in this seminar will speak on their experiences of how they have helped to support their young students in preparing for college, applying, being admitted, and the support they have given after.  You must register and the link is on the flyer.  Please get it out to your contacts and parents who are interested.  Thank you. 

Jose Calderon

President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable


Soni Gianchandani

Community Services Clerk/Secretary

Pupil and Community Services

Pomona Unified School District

(909)397-4800 ext. 23944


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LRT/PUSD./College for All “Living the Dream” Panel

Attached is the Flyer with the Zoom Webinar Registration Link for the Latino and Latina Roundtable/ College for All / PUSD / Chaffey High School Partnership “Living the Dream” Panel (on November 18 from 9:30 am – 11 am) that will include a diversity of Students from area colleges who will share their experiences of applying to college, the obstacles they have faced, and how they have overcome those obstacles. This panel is part of ongoing efforts to advance a pipeline to college especially for underrepresented students.  Students, parents, and all those interested are invited – but you must register for the Webinar by November 5.

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Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable
College for All Coalition
Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
(909) 952-1640

To LRT Members: Pomona Education Coalition: Ethnic Studies Webinar

Join the Pomona Education Coalition, of which the Latino and Latina Roundtable is a member, on Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 6pm to 8pm for an Ethnic Studies Webinar.
Dr. Armando Vazquez-Ramos will be presenting the Ethnic Studies Models at Long Beach and El Ranco Unified School Districts. This is the first of a series of webinars that will help us gather information for an ideal Ethnic Studies model for Pomona Unified School District.
Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
Please click this URL to join.
Password: 795245Or join by phone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 949 7167 6360
International numbers available:

Timottazceh (nos vemos/we’ll see each other),
Fabián Pavón
Board Member
Latinx Roundtable of Pomona and San Gabriel Valley
(909) 236-6814

Reminder of your Invitation to Forum on Educational Justice Movement on Nov. 27th, 6:30 PM, in PUSD Education Center Board Room

You are cordially invited to a forum the Educational Justice Movement on November 27th in the PUSD Education Center Board Room from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  The forum will focus on the book anthology on the Educational Justice Movement , Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out: Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement.  The forum will include a panel comprised of Mark Warren (distinguished professor and editor from UMASS), myself, Claudia Bedolla (Latino/a Roundtable), and Jeanette Ellis-Royston (from the NAACP)The forum will take place from 6:30-8:30 with a book signing at the end.

  In addition to an article that I wrote in the book connecting the immigrant rights and educational justice movements, the book includes stories and examples of how students of color and their parents have been building coalitions to advance alternatives to historic inequities.  The contributors argue that what is needed “is a movement led by those most affected by injustice – students of color and their parents – that builds alliances across sectors and with other social justice movements addressing immigration, LGBTQ rights, and the school -to-prison pipeline.”

We are hoping that you can attend and join in the discussion after the presentations.  Please help us in getting the word out.  We would appreciate any help that you can give us.  Thank you for your time on this.

Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable
College for all Coalition
Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
(909) 952-1640

2016 Interview – ASA speaks with retired sociologist Jose Calderon

ASA speaks with retired sociologist Jose Calderon at the 2016 ASA Annual Meeting on August, 2016, in Seattle, WA. Calderon talks about what it means to “do sociology,” how he uses sociology in his work, highlights of his work in the field, the relevance of sociological work to society, and his advice to students interested in entering the field.

Nearly 90 Organizations Urge State Board of Education to Prioritize Equity in Accountability System

Nearly 90 Organizations Urge State Board of Education to Prioritize Equity in Accountability System


Joint Letter Sent to the State Board of Education

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From civil rights groups and local social justice organizations including the National Council of La Raza, LULAC California and Asian Americans Advancing Justice to education groups and community organizations including the California State Parent Teacher Association, United Ways of California and Children Now, over 80 organizations joined Ed Trust–West in calling for a clear focus on equity in the new education accountability system. In a letter to the State Board of Education in anticipation of their meeting this week, the groups stressed that the system should help close opportunity and achievement gaps by:

  • setting ambitious, long-term goals for student achievement, including gap-closing expectations
  • including a distinct, robust measure of college and career readiness to make sure we graduate students equipped with 21st century skills and knowledge
  • expecting action from a school or district when the data points out gaps in opportunity and achievement

We will continue to keep you updated as the State Board makes important decisions for California’s 6 million K-12 students. A big thank you to the many organizations below that joined us to support these principles for an equity-minded accountability system. In addition to the joint letter, Ed Trust–West also sent this letter with additional feedback on specific State Board of Education proposals.

Advancement Project

After-School All-Stars

Alliance for a Better Community

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles

Attendance Works

Bay Area Tutor

Black Parallel School Board

Brown Issues – Sacramento City College

Brown Issues – Sacramento State University

Building Blocks for Kids – Richmond Collaborative


California Alliance of African American Educators

California Charter Schools Association

California Latino School Boards Association

California LULAC

California PTA

California Science Teachers Association

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

CD Tech

Center for Ecoliteracy

Center on Race, Poverty & Environment

Central California Environmental Justice Network

Cesar Chavez Foundation

Chicano Latino State Employees Association

Children Now

Children’s Defense Fund – California

Coaching Corps

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)

Coleman Advocates

College Track

Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE)


Dolores Huerta Foundation

Educators 4 Excellence


Faith in Action Kern County

GEMAS Consulting

GO Oakland

GO Public Schools

GO West Contra Costa

Growing Up in Santa Cruz

GSA Network

Hmong Innovative Politics


Inland Congregation United for Change (ICUC)

Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Coalition

LA Voice

Latino & Latina Roundtable of San Gabriel & Pomona Valley

Los Angeles Education Partnership

LULAC of the Inland Empire

LULAC of the Riverside

Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center

National Center for Youth Law (NCYL)

National Council of La Raza

Orange County Congregation Community Organization

Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)

Parent Organization Network (PON)

Parent Revolution

Partnership for Los Angeles Schools

Promesa Boyle Heights

Reading and Beyond

Reinvent South Stockton

Roberts Family Development Center

Sacramento Area Congregations Together (SacACT)

San Bernardino City USD District African-American Advisory Council.

San Diego Association of African American Educators

Somos Mayfair

South Stockton Schools Initiative

Stand Up

Student Success California

Students Matter

Teach Plus

The Avalos Foundation

The BlackBoard of West Contra Costa

The Campaign for College Opportunity

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

The Village Method


United Way of Greater Los Angeles

United Ways of California

Urban Strategy Group

Western Center on Law & Poverty

Youth Action Project, Inc.

Youth Together


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