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.
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.
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable
Community Services Clerk/Secretary
Pupil and Community Services
Pomona Unified School District
(909)397-4800 ext. 23944
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.
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 Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu Website: www.josezcalderon.com
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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.
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
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:
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.