Category Archives: Education

Join us for a conversation with Lead Farmers from our local urban farms today at 4:00 pm (zoom id provided)

Good Morning LRT Family,
Please join us this afternoon for conversation on urban farming, community, and public spaces in Pomona. This is a zoom meeting, the Zoom ID is in the Flyer and listed below. Feel free to extend the invitation to other community members.

Ivitacion a Presentacion Sobre Septiembre 16 a los Padres y Las Madres del Distrito Escolar de Pomona a las 9 AM

Esta es una invitacion a una presentacion por el Profesor Jose Calderon que va a presentar sobre zoom a las nueve de la mañana este Jueves, Septiembre 16 — a los padres y a las madres de estudiantes en el Distrito Escolar de Pomona sobre “El Significado de Septiembre 16”   — El   enlace para la presentaction sobre zoom es:

https://pusd.zoom.us/j/86711250720?pwd=cTB6ODZnMjBJQ1dlZFVIbzFtQ1JPUT09

 

Meeting ID: 867 1125 0720

Passcode: pusdzoom

 

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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
Website:  www.josezcalderon.com

 

Need your Public Comment to make Ethnic Studies a requirement at PUSD 8/18/21

The Pomona Unified School District board is meeting in person on Wednesday at 6pm at 800 s garey Ave Pomona Ca 91766 – and will be taking up the issue of making Ethnic Studies a requirement.  Please support this effort by showing up in person or e-mailing your comment (see the message below on how to go about sending in an e-mail comment).
You are asked to support in person if you can.  🙏🏾 if not, go ahead and email your comment. It will not be read into the record but will be sent to board members in advance and will be included in the minutes.
On Tue, Aug 17, 2021 at 12:10 AM Fabián Pavón <fabianpavon2@gmail.com> wrote:
On Wednesday, August 18th, PUSD will vote on a resolution that calls for an:
ETHNIC STUDIES GRADUATION REQUIREMENT
Submit your public comment!
TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT:
E-mail:
publiccomments@pusd.org before Wednesday 12pm
Or
Record a voicemail with your public comments by calling:
(909) 397-4800, Ext. 71002
Public Comment Template:

Dear School Board,

My name is [Insert Name] and I am in support of implementing Ethnic Studies as a graduation requirement.

The curriculum needs to reflect our community, and the voice of our parents and students should not be taken for granted. [Insert why you believe Ethnic Studies is important to you]. Thank you for your time and I hope you and our school district will be in support of this demand that can only benefit our community and the students.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]
——————————–
El miércoles 18 de agosto, PUSD votará una resolución que pide:
REQUISITO DE GRADUACIÓN DE ESTUDIOS ÉTNICOS PARA ESTUDIANTES EN LA PREPARATORIA
Envíe su comentario público!
Para mandar comentario publico:
E-mail:
publiccomments@pusd.org antes de las 12pm  de miercoles
o
Mande un voicemail con su comentario publico:
(909) 397-4800, Ext. 71002
Comentario Publico:
 

Querida Junta Escolar,

Mi nombre es [Su Name] y apoyo la implementación de Estudios Étnicos como requisito de graduación.

El plan de estudios debe reflejar nuestra comunidad, y la voz de nuestros padres y estudiantes. [Inserte por qué cree que los estudios étnicos son importantes para usted]. Gracias por su tiempo y espero que usted y nuestro distrito escolar apoyen esta demanda que solo puede beneficiar a nuestra comunidad y a los estudiantes.

Atentamente,

[Su nombre]

 

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

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

Invitation to LRT event: On “Braceros” book by Rosa Martha Zarate on August 12 at 4 PM

The Latino/Latina Roundtable invites you to a Zoom educational event on August 12, 2021 at 4 pm.  The Zoom Link is:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84899252161

This is an event to introduce the book “Our Grandfathers were Braceros and We Too” written by Rosa Martha Zárate Macías, a lifelong advocate for the Braceros together with historian Abel Astorga Morales. The book is both in English and Spanish (I provided the English translation).

The authors and translator donated their services in preparing this book. All proceeds that would normally go to the authors and translator will be given to a trust for the “My Grandfather was a Bracero and I Too organization.”

The event seeks to promote ethnic studies, raise awareness on the history of Mexican labor in the US as part of the history of immigrant labor, advocate for the rights of immigrant labor, including the right to freely seek and maintain employment, and promote ethnic studies. We also want to promote the book itself. It is available at:

Our Grandfathers Were Braceros And We Too…: Morales, Abel Astorga, Zarate Macias, Rosa Martha, Rios, Madeline Newman: 9798522364540: Amazon.com: Books 

For more information, please contact: 

Madeline Newman Rios, C.T., M.A. 
Riospanish@aol.com 
Riospanish@gmail.com 
Office: 909-621-9600 
Cell: 909-263-4579

 

SB-309, which College for All Coalition has supported, passes with an allocation of $500 million

Thought that I would let you know that SB-309 sponsored by State Senator Connie Leyva, which the College for All Coalition (of which the LRT has been part of), passed through the state legislative budget with an allocation of $500 million to ensure College readiness and assuring that schools advance student completion of A-G requirements.  Thank you to our LRT College for All group that met with legislators on this bill (and others) during advocacy week.  This is a good example of how we can connect our local organizing efforts to training and outreach that results in positive outcomes.   
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
Website:  www.josezcalderon.com

Reclaiming Our Narrative – A Forum on Ethnic Studies

The Pomona Education Coalition Presents:
Reclaiming Our Narratives – A Forum on California’s Model Ethnic Studies Curriculum
Thursday, June 24th, 2021
4pm – 6pm
Zoom ID: 910 7868 5170
Ethnic Studies Activist-Scholars Lupe Carrasco Cardona and Dr. Theresa Montaño will share their experience working within CA’s Model Ethnic Studies Curriculum walk us through the events leading up to the approval of the curriculum, its aftermath, and current community organizing efforts for Ethnic Studies.
Guadalupe Carrasco Cardona is an Ethnic Studies Educator at LAUSD. She is also the Chair of Association of Raza Educators (Los Angeles Chapter) and Co-Founder of Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Coalition (LESMCC). Dr. Theresa Montano is a Professor of Chicana/o Studies at CSUN. She is also the
Community Liaison for Association of Raza Educators (Los Angeles Chapter), and Co-Founder of Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Coalition (LESMCC).
The Latino and Latina Roundtable is part of the Pomona Educational Coalition. To learn more about the Latino and Latina Roundtable, please visit our website www.latinolatinaroundtable.org or call (909) 480-6267.
For information about this forum and LRT’s ethnic studies work please contact Fabian Pavon -Email fabianpavon2@gmail.com

LRT College for All part of Advocacy Week on education legislative bills

Attached are the five bills that the College for All Coalition is meeting with legislators on – as part of Advocacy Week this week.  We have a core group of LRT members that are part of meetings with legislators on Tuesday and Thursday.  We will report on the outcomes in our future board and membership meetings.

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LRT in Unity With Power to the CommUnity: A Community – to – College Pathway

The Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley is honored to join in this “Power to the CommUnity: A Community-to-College Pathway,” as part of the efforts to create a pathway towards higher education in our communities and particularly  to create a virtual space in the community for youth to be able to learn about the Summer Bridge Program and other services and career pathways offered at Mt. SAC. T

Jose Zapata Calderon

President of the Latino and Latin Roundtable

Hello everyone,

 

I am excited to announce that the Mt. San Antonio College El Centro and Bridge Programs are hosting an event called, “Power to the CommUnity: A Community-to-College Pathway”. Our intention is to work with community based organizations in order to create a virtual space in the community for youth to be able to learn about the Summer Bridge Program and other services and career pathways offered at Mt. SAC. We want to increase the accessibility of this information and create a pathway towards higher education in our communities. We are hoping that you all would be willing to partner with us on this particular event.

 

The event will be taking place on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 from 4pm to 6pm via zoom.

During the event, our team will briefly cover the steps to apply, where to learn more about our vocational programs, where to search for academic majors, and where to learn more about our sports programs. We will then go into detail about the Summer Bridge Program. Furthermore, we will talk about our student support equity programs and give tips on how to stay connected.

 

Please let me know if you or your organization would be interested in partnering. All you would have to do is spread the word about this event with any of the youth you work with. We would also love to add your logos to the flyer.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to reach out to us at any time.

 

Kindly,

Fabian Pavon
Student Services Support
Bridge|El Centro|Minority Male Initiative
Mt. San Antonio College