Category Archives: Forum

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. 

 

Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley

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

ROUNDTABLE ACADEMY FORUM ON TEMPORARY PROTECTIVE STATUS

Participate in Plans for PUSD College For All Forum

This is a reminder of your invitation to join the Latino and Latina Roundtable Community Development Committee, NAACP Pomona Valley Chapter, and the Pomona Unified School district to participate in a presentation and discussion with Betty Hung, from the College for All Coalition, on Thursday, November 10 at 7 PM at the PUSD board room (800 S. Garey Ave.) in Pomona.  The presentation and discussion will focus on SB-1050 College for All and how the funding from this legislation will provide more funding for college readiness resources, expand college enrollment slots, and expand educational opportunity for LCFF plus students and students from first generation backgrounds.  With Pomona being an LCFF+ school district, it will receive funding for these purposes. There will be an opportunity for  Q & A and audience participation after the presentations.  

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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

Invitation to Forum on Ballot Initiatives

You are invited to an informational forum on the 17 ballot initiatives on the November ballot on Tuesday, October 25 from 7 – 9 PM at the Macedonia Center (737 Hamilton Blvd.) in Pomona.  The forum (which will include child care, refreshments, and translation) is sponsored by the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley, the NAACP of the Pomona Valley, the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, and the League of Women Voters. 

Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley

NAACP of the Pomona Valley

Pomona Economic Opportunity Center

League of Women Voters 

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Invitation to Pomona City Council Candidate’s Forum on Sept. 22

You are invited to a very important Pomona Mayor and City Council Candidate’s Forum at Pomona City Council Chambers (505 S. Garey Ave.) on Thursday, Sept. 22 (from 7 – 9 PM).  You can send initial Starter questions (to be directed to the entire panel of candidates) that you would like to have asked to: Jose Calderon at Jose_Calderon@Pitzer.edu  or Jeanette Royston at pom-can-flyer1jrellisroyston1@verizon.net.   We will also be taking written questions from the audience at the venue.  Sponsors of the forum include the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley,  the NAACP of the Pomona Valley, the League of Women Voters, and the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center (PEOC).  Spanish translation will be available.