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Invitation to Roundtable Academy (LRT) Discussion on Ethnic Studies – July 28 at 7 PM

You are invited to the third in a series of Roundtable Zoom Academy discussion sessions – with this one focusing on Ethnic Studies on Tuesday, July 28th at 7 PM with panelists Fabian Pavon, Cal State L. A. Professor of History and Latin American Studies Enrique Ochoa, Pomona College Professor of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Gilda Ochoa, and Ethnic Studies Teacher at Bell Gardens High School Cecilia Larios Gutierrez.  The zoom link for this session (which will include interpreting in Spanish)  is: 

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This discussion will focus on some of the models in implementing an Ethnic Studies curriculum in School Districts.  While Fabian Pavon will present an introductory overview of the various initiatives being proposed locally and statewide, Enrique and Gilda will present some of their research on the application of Ethnic Studies in the Montebello and San Bernardino School Districts, and Cecilia Larios Gutierrez will present her teaching experiences in Ethnic Studies at the high school level. 

 The Ethnic Studies discussion is a continuation of our efforts to deepen our understanding of the issues that the Latino and Latina Roundtable has prioritized as part of informing our members and taking public positions. Our goal is to develop “working position papers” that will also inform the development of our strategic plan for the next three years.

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Time: Jul 28, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Reminder and agenda for: LRT Roundtable discussion – Tuesday, May 26 at 7 PM

This is your reminder, agenda, and purpose of the LRT Roundtable Academy zoom discussion this Tuesday, May 26th at 7 PM.  Please remember that one-to-one contact from our work is most important and urge that you invite LRT members and potential members for this first of many more “discussions” in the near future.  This first “discussion,” as part of our ongoing efforts to develop a strategic plan, will include short summaries on how we see the adjustments to our work under the conditions that we are facing in this time of the coronavirus crisis  and plans for future discussion sessions.  The discussion on May 26th will include presentations (5-7 minutes) by:  Madeline Rios and Angela Sanbrano on immigrant rights; Fabian Pavon and Jose Calderon on Ethnic Studies and College for All; and John Nolte on the New Economy.  After the presentations, we will have an open discussion on the issues raised and future dates when we will deepen the issues in each area (with the outlook of gaining clarity on LRT positions and develop “working position papers” regarding these issues).  

Agenda:

  1. Introduction – (Angela Sanbrano on purpose of Roundtable Academy discussions) – 5 minutes
  2. Immigrant Rights – Angela Sanbrano and Madeline Rios  – (5 – 7 minutes)
  3. Education – Fabian Pavon and Jose Calderon (5-7 minutes)
  4. New Economy – John Nolte (5-7minutes)
  5. Open discussion
  6.  The schedule for future discussion meetings:  Tuesday, June 30th (devoted to immigrant rights: DACA and importance of relief programs in this time of crisis); Tuesday July 28th,  on Education (devoted to Ethnic Studies, College for All legislation priorities, and the issue of opening up public schools and colleges);  Tuesday, August 25th on the new Economy (economic recovery proposals, opportunities for changing the status quo, and models for local implementation).
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Invitation to LRT Roundtable Academy Discussion Forum – May 26 – (7-9 PM)

This is your invitation to a Zoom online Roundtable Academy discussion on key issues that the Latino and Latina Roundtable is involved with (immigrant rights, education, and new economy) on Tuesday, May 26th from 7 – 9 PM – the zoom link is below and here:  https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/95977434289.  In its recent meetings, the LRT board has agreed that a forum is needed where members of the organization can have discussions and develop positions on key issues that the organization is working on.  Both board and membership meetings do not allow for the time that is needed to deepen the analysis on key issues.  Hence, this first “discussion” will include short summaries on the conditions that we are facing in this time of the coronavirus crisis, the issues that we are confronting, and plans for future discussion sessions.  The discussion on May 26th will include short presentations by Madeline Rios and Angela Sanbrano on immigrant rights; Fabian Pavon and Jose Calderon on Ethnic Studies and College for All; and John Nolte on the New Economy.  After the presentations, we will have an open discussion on the issues raised and future dates when we will deepen the issues in each area (with the outlook of gaining clarity on LRT positions regarding these issues). 

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Topic: Latino and Latina Roundtable Academy Discussion Forum

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Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable
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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Save the date: New Economy Forum on June 27th

The Latino and Latina Roundtable, as part of its Roundtable Forum series, is sponsoring a forum entitled “The New Economy: Possibilities for a Sustainable Democratic, & Socially Just Economy on Thursday, June 27 at the Solidarity Center (1460 E. Holt Ave., Entrance #3, Room 6) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Most people, and especially young people, realize that the current economy—call it globalized capitalism, casino capitalism, late-stage capitalism, or what you will—is hurtling the planet toward a fiery catastrophe for our species and many others. And before it is through it seems intent on first—as the book says—“grinding the faces of the poor into the dust.” Is there an alternative? If so, what is it, and how can we achieve it in time? What is the role of cities, and local communities and businesses in leading the way toward a new economic direction that places sustainability in the context of our quality of life? New models of development are emerging that are helping to sustain and preserve the meaning of community. There are signs of hope. In this forum, we will explore some of those models and talk about how they might apply here in Pomona and in our region. We will begin a dialogue—the first in a series on this topic—that we hope can direct us toward cooperative action and experimentation. This Forum will be presented by Emeritus Professor Jose Calderon and Community-Based Attorney John Nolte. We will present some ideas, have some discussion, and decide what to do next. We need your insight. If you want a place to start some exploration on this topic, check out this website: thenextsystem.org.

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Invitation to Forum on Ethnic Studies on January 31 at 6:30 PM at PUSD Education Center Boardroom

The Latino and Latina Roundtable, together with UPV MECHA, is sponsoring a forum and panel on the issue of Ethnic Studies on January 31 at the PUSD Education Center Boardroom (800 South Garey Ave. in Pomona) from 6:30-8:30.  Before his term ended, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill  AB 2772 that would have set up a three-year pilot program allowing 11 school districts that would be picked from throughout California to require students to take a semester or year of ethnic studies in order to graduate.  The new Governor Gavin Newsom and the new CA Superintendent of Education Tony Thurmond have stated their support of such an initiative.  This forum, as part of a series of forums by the Roundtable Academy, will discuss why there is a need for Ethnic Studies in our schools and the strategies for making it a reality.  The forum, part of a series of Roundtable Academy forums, includes the following panelists:  Fabian Pavon, a graduate of PUSD, UC-Santa Barbara, and presently in Student Support Services at Mt. San Antonio Community College: Fatima Acuna, Graduate of the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at Cal State University, Northridge; Alejandro Juarez, graduate of Mt. Sac and UCLA student majoring in Chicanx Studies and Minoring in Education and African Studies; Dora Gomez-Lopez, a graduate with an M. A. from the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at Cal State Northridge; and Irene Sanchez, a Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies High School Teacher in Azusa USD. 

Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable
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

Invitation to LRT Forum on Guatemala and Forum on Ethnic Studies

The Latino and Latina Roundtable cordially invites you to two forums that it is sponsoring:

LRT Immigration Rights Committee Event: Por Que Guatemala?

January 26, 2019 @2:OOPM- 4:00PM

Location: Solidarity Center (1460 E. Holt Ave.

In Pomona (Entrance #3 – Classroom 6

Ethnic Studies forum

January 31, 2019 @6:30PM

Location: Pomona Unified

School Board

800 S. Garey Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711-6101
Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 952-1640

 Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu

Website:  www.josezcalderon.com

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
 Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu
Website:  www.josezcalderon.com

Invitation to Educational Justice forum and book signing

You are invited to a forum on the book Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out: Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement on November 27th at the PUSD Education Center Board room (800 South Garey Ave. in Pomona) from 6:30-8:30 where a a panel will present on this book.   The forum, part of a series of Roundtable Academy forums, will include a panel comprised of Mark Warren (distinguished professor and editor from UMASS), Jose Calderon and Claudia Bedolla (Latino/a Roundtable), and Jeanette Ellis-Royston (from the NAACP)Fabian Pavon will present one of his poems.  The forum will take place from 6:30-8:30 with a book purchasing and signing at the end. 

  In addition to an article connecting the immigrant rights and educational justice movements in the local area, 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.”  Since the forum is immediately after the Thanksgiving break, we need your help in inviting other parents, students, teachers, and community people who might be interested in this forum.  Please text, e-mail, facebook, and call your contacts.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on November 27th

 

Jose Zapata Caldero
President of Latino and Latina Roundtable
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

Invitation to LRT Membership Meeting and Forum on Nov. 17

You are invited to the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership meeting on Saturday, November 17 beginning at 1 PM at the Solidarity Center at the Village (1444 E. Holt Ave. in Pomona — Entrance #3 – Classroom 6).  The meeting from 1 -2 will elect the executive board that include the following nominations:  Jose Calderon for President; Angela Sanbrano for Vice President; Kathy Cabrera for Secretary; and Rose Calderon for Treasurer.  After the election at 2 PM, a forum will be held, “Journey for Justice: The California Caravan, Temporary Protective Status, and DACA” by Angela Sanbrano. 

 

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Schedule of LRT mtgs. and events from Nov. 2018 through Dec. 2019

ROUNDTABLE ACADEMY FORUM ON TEMPORARY PROTECTIVE STATUS