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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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Smithsonian Latino Center Accepting Applications for 2016 Young Ambassadors

Smithsonian Latino Center Accepting Applications for 2016 Young Ambassadors Program

March 15, 2016

Deadline: April 4, 2016

The Smithsonian Latino Center, a division of the Smithsonian Institution, works to ensure that Latino contributions to art, science, and the humanities are highlighted, understood, and advanced through the development and support of public programs, scholarly research, museum collections, and educational opportunities at the Smithsonian and its affiliated organizations.

The center is now accepting applications for the 2016 Young Ambassadors Program, an annual program that aims to foster the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities.

Through the program, graduating high school seniors with an interest in and commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities as they pertain to Latino communities and cultures will be selected to travel to Washington, D.C., for a weeklong seminar at the Smithsonian. The week consists of visits to the Smithsonian’s Latino collections and one-on-one interaction with renowned experts from various fields, including museum professionals. Following the week in Washington, students participate in a four-week interdisciplinary internship in museums and cultural institutions in seventeen cities across the United States and Puerto Rico, including Smithsonian-affiliated organizations.

Student selection is based on demonstrated interest, commitment and excellence in the arts, sciences, and humanities as well as academic record, leadership experience, and dedication to education and community service. The program includes meals and accommodations for the duration of the one-week training seminar, round-trip travel to Washington, D.C., and a program stipend following the four-week internship. Upon completion of the five-week program, participants will receive $2,000 to apply to their future educational plans.

For complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions, see the Smithsonian Latino Center Web site.

Link to Complete RFP



If interested in concept of “Community Schools”

If you are interested: The next Latino and Latina Roundtable  Community Development Committee this Wednesday, March 9th at 7 PM at the Parent’s Center at PUSD (800 S. Garey Ave., Second Floor will focus on the concept of “community schools” as presented by Kyle Serrette from the Center for Democracy.  He is visiting the PUSD and will be presenting on the concept of “community schools,” what is being implemented in other areas, and the outlook on advancing the concept of “community schools” here.  This will also be an opportunity for the Community Development group and others (that we invite to be part of this) to ask questions.  

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LRT Social Justice Scholarship- Accepting Applications Until March 6

The Latino(a) Roundtable is extending our deadline for our 2016 Social Justice Scholarship until Sunday March 6, 2016.

Please help us in spreading the word and encouraging eligible students to apply!

The Latino(a) Roundtable is seeking to financially reward young activist from the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley who will be attending a University or Community College for the 2016-17 school year pursuing their bachelors who has demonstrated a commitment to social justice as evidenced by their involvement in community organizing.

Requirements: Social Justice Application, 2 page Personal statement and two letters of recommendation speaking to the students character and activism.

Help us in recognizing young leaders in our community!!

serve the people,

Amy Dennise Reyes Tam

LRT Scholarship Application 2016-Extended Deadline March 6 2016