Atentamente les comparto la invitacion a la vigilia que realizaran los Comités de la Alianza Nacional TPS, este Jueves 10 de junio a partir de las 5:00 pm en el 200 N. Grand Avenida Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Hello LRT Members and Friends,
On Cinco de Mayo (May 5th), 2007, a spontaneous demonstration by the Minutemen against day laborers on the corner of Arrow Highway and Grove Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga, ended with the death of day laborer leader Jose Fernando Pedraza. Fifty-seven year old Pedraza died at the corner where he waited on a daily basis for one-day jobs. It is also the corner where Pedraza organized other day laborers to defend their rights. In 2002, Pedraza was part of a court case against the City of Rancho Cucamongawho wanted to enforce a law disallowing day laborers to gather on the street. In the recent months before his death, Pedraza had attended several meetings of the Rancho Cucamongacity council to support his fellow day laborers so that they could have a job center where they could be safe from hate-based attacks and traffic accidents.
Pedraza, a Mexican immigrant and a father of five daughters and the grandfather of seven, was killed at 1 P. M. on May 5, 2007 when an SUV, that hit a car in the intersection, rolled onto the sidewalk where day laborers were gathered. On any other day, the day laborers would have left by the noon hour. On this day, the day laborers stayed because the Minutemen showed up to protest the day laborer corner.
The Fernando Pedraza Memorial and Community Celebration is supported by the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, Latino and Latina Roundtable, Dale Show, and Radio Jornalera.
Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, Latino and Latina Roundtable, Dale Show, and Radio Jornalera.
Hola Familia de LRT!
Les invitamos a nuestra reunión virtual con nuestro comité de inmigración este sábado 17 de abril a la 1:00 PM donde Hablaremos de las Propuestas Migratorias de Ley y del Fairplex de Pomona sirviendo como un sitio de admisión de emergencia para albergar temporalmente a los menores no acompañados que llegan a la frontera surfer Estados Unidos. Solo de click en el siguiente enlace:
Comparta la información por favor, los esperamos. Esta será reunión en español.
Hello LRT Family! We invite you to our virtual meeting with our immigration committee this Saturday, April 17 at 1:00 PM where we will discuss the Immigration Bills for 2021 and the Pomona Fairplex serving as an emergency admission site to temporarily house unaccompanied minors that arrive at the southern border.
Just click on the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86066845770
Share the information please, we look forward to seeing you.
The LRT is pleased to invite you to our next Roundtable Academy Zoom discussion on Immigrant Rights on June 30, 2020 at 7:00PM.
The Immigrant Rights discussion is a continuation of our efforts to deepen our understanding of the issues that the LRT has prioritized as part of our strategic planning. Our goal is to develop a “working position paper” that will inform our strategic plan for the next three years.
The June 30, discussion will include presentations from members who have direct experience with immigration issues (including DACA, Temporary Protective Status, and Exlusion from Federal Relief Programs) – that are directly impacting their families and the immigrant community at large.
Madeline Rios and Angela Sanbrano, Immigrant Rights Lead Team Coordinators will moderate the discussion (which will be translated in both English and Spanish). The zoom link is: https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/96051588465
Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Join us on Radio Jornalera on May 1. Angela Sanbrano and Jose Calderon will be part of the slot from 5pm-6pm “Historia del Primero de Mayo” Dolores Huerta is going to participate at 12 noon.
Enough. This country has accepted our labor. Today, it must accept our humanity. This May Day, join us on Radio Jornalera to celebrate our creative resistance to trumpism and to champion all workers, everywhere.
Today, it is clear that immigrant workers – in every industry and state – are essential parts of our communities, and of our economy. We don’t just contribute, we subsidize US industries, with our labor, with our poverty, with our health, with our lives. While millions are safe at home, we are out working.
So on May 1 this year, we say, basta. If you take our labor, you must accept our right to emergency aid, to health, to safe workplaces, and to legal personhood. That means relief from COVID-19. That means amnesty. No excuses.
On May Day, our own Radio Jornalera will provide live coverage all day of the many actions taking place to champion #WorkerMigrantJustice with voices from across borders, with the irresistible music, arts, and actions.
Throughout the day, we will be joined by the Essential and Excluded Caravans taking place across the US, by Los Jornaleros del Norte, and be hosting live discussions with special guests and workers rights leaders from Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico.
Tune in to Radio Jornalera, and join us demanding justice for all essential and excluded workers. Because the greatest threat to trumpism is the clarity and conviction of our dignity and human rights. On May Day, that is the conviction we will build on, from the bottom up.
Co-Executive Director, NDLON
Consider making a contribution and join a movement of people who stand with and fight for some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
While San Dimas Mayor Curt Morris and Dennis Bertone don’t believe that “a brief opposing Senate Bill 54” should be taken up, Councilman Ryan Vienna, a Lieutenant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, “personally signed a brief opposing Senate Bill 54” and – has been pushing the council to do the same (resulting in another public meeting on the issue on April 24th). Other cities, such as San Gabriel and Santa Ana have approved “safe cities” resolutions “affirming the city’s commitment to its immigrant population.” The city council in Pomona, in putting this affirmation into action, went as far as to pass an ordinance that includes “the development and implementation of training materials for city personnel as they pertain to the requirements of SB 54.”
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