Category Archives: LLRT of San Gabriel

Immigration Committee Meeting Saturday at 1 pm

This meeting will be in Spanish to update our community on legislative updates and other matters pertaining to immigration.  We will have a meeting at a later date that is bilingual. Please invite others.

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:

Share the information please, we look forward to seeing you.

In solidarity, 

LRT team

Upcoming 17th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast

Dear Cesar Chavez Virtual Breakfast Guests,

Thank you for supporting the Latino and Latina Roundtable and the 17th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast. Please click below to access the Cesar Chavez Virtual Breakfast which will take place on Friday March 26th at 9 am.  Please call (909) 480-6267 if you have any questions or send us an email.
With Gratitude,
Lina and LRT Board President Jose Calderon

17th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast

MARCH 26, 2021


Hello Latino and Latina Roundtable friends and family, our celebration of our 17th Annual Cesar Chavez breakfast will take place on Friday, March 26 at 9:00 a.m. We would like to cordially invite you to join us. The link will be accessible down below and our event webinar will be accessible in both English and Spanish. Please update to the latest version of zoom for optimal viewing and features. We hope to see you there!


We will also be hosting an after party event which gives our attendees the opportunity to chat with one another and be more interactive. This will be held right after our Cesar Chavez Breakfast event at 10:30 a.m. via zoom! All are welcome to join.


The 17th Annual Cesar Chavez Event E-Booklet will be accessible on the day of the event. This E-Booklet works as an addition to our Breakfast and gives more detailed information on our honorees, scholarship recipients, sponsors, among other things! Please take a moment to view our E-Booklet down below.

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7th Annual Cesar Chavez breakfast



| March 26, 2021|


Please join us virtually for our 17th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast honoring community leaders and scholarship recipients. It’s time to celebrate in community the core values of our beloved organizer and civil rights leader, Cesar E. Chavez.




 Join us in celebration of our resiliency and victories amid such an unprecedented time in our nation. Our esteemed leaders, Jose Calderon and Angela Sanbrano, will welcome us in community! Grab your cafecito and pan dulce and participate in this beautiful virtual event on March 26, 2021 where you will experience the power of community organizing and the Si Se Puede spirit!



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“Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”

– Cesar E. Chavez



Melissa Ayala

Melissa Ayala was born and raised in Pomona, CA. She attended California Polytechnic University, Pomona where she received a B.A. in Gender Ethnicity and Multicultural studies with a minor in Spanish. She has served as a Historic and Parks and Recreation commissioner in Pomona and on the board of Latino and Latina Roundtable. Her experience in community organizing has led her to pursue her passion working in education by supporting the well being of others. Melissa currently works for Pomona Unified School District as a Community School Coordinator. Melissa hopes to continue serving Pomona and be part of the city’s positive change.


Miranda Sheffield

Miranda Sheffield (she/her) is dedicated to social justice advocacy, resistance, and collective movement. As an international scholar, Miranda earned her master’s degree in Human Rights Law from SOAS University of London. Miranda is a member- organizer of Pomona United for Stabilized Housing (PUSH) and a core member of Police Oversight Starts Today (POST), a group pushing for more pathways for local police accountability. Miranda’s passion is addressing economic justice in service of cultivating thriving black and brown communities. She believes in utilizing alternative anti-capitalist models deeply rooted in Economic Solidarity.

Victor Preciado

Victor Preciado was elected to the Pomona City Council in 2018. He represents District 2. Victor has worked with local organizations such as, The dA Center for the Arts, DayOne, Latino/a Roundtable, Pomona Valley Democratic Club, and Pomona’s Promise. Most recently, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Victor partnered with God’s Pantry to coordinate deliveries of groceries to families in need. Victor and his group of volunteers now deliver groceries to nearly 700 Pomona families each week. As a lifelong Pomona resident, Victor wants to continue giving back to the community.


Luis Juarez


Luis Juarez grew up in San Dimas, CA. He began organizing as a student at UC Santa Barbara and became involved with Cesar Chavez and the United Farmworkers’ Union. Luis helped build Agbayani Village (retirement facility) in Delano, CA as well as Project Manong in Oakland.  Luis has marched and stood on the picket line alongside striking workers. Luis has also led efforts to mobilize Latino/a voters. He has served as a member of the Tri Valleys Municipal Water District and past President of the Pomona Valley Democratic Club. He continues to be involved in progressive causes locally and nationwide.

Francisco Suarez


Francisco Suarez is a lawyer with a long history of grassroots organizing in Pomona. He has been an active leader in, Police Oversight Starts Today (POST), a group organizing to get the Pomona Charter Commission to get a police commission with oversight powers. He is a champion for immigrants rights as well as environmental justice. He has always acted in the best interest in challenging the government’s overreach towards the people who do not have a voice.




This scholarship has been established with the goal of assisting students who live in the San Gabriel and/or Pomona Valley the opportunity to pursue higher education while continuing their social consciousness and activism. Deadline has been extended to March 10th, 2021 at 5 pm! Scholarship recipients will be presented with the scholarship at the Cesar Chavez Virtual Breakfast celebration on 3.26.2021 for more information and specific requirements click below!

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Pitzer College- Community Engagement Center, Office of the Dean of Faculty, & Institute for Global and Local Action & Study


UCLA Labor Center


Senator Maria Elena Durazo and the Latino Caucus


Senator Connie Leyva

AAPTI- American Alliance of Professional Translators and Interpreters


We want to celebrate Women’s History Month by allowing our members to submit names of women who are activists and/or unsung heroes of our movements.

Submit Name

We hope you are able to join us!


For more information and sponsorship opportunities please contact us at (909)-480-6267 or

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Request to Support the LRT for Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast Fundraiser

This is to let you know that our Latino and Latina Roundtable will be holding its annual Cesar Chavez breakfast fundraiser once again on Friday, March 26, 2021 (Cesar Chavez Day).  I know that some of you may get tired of our requests, but we are persistent in reaching out to you because we know that you know of our work and how, for years, it has been based on volunteers.  Now, for the first time, we have a director and an office and a vision of developing a staff.  Hence, to further advance our organizing efforts and our vision, we are asking for your support once again. As you know, our annual fundraiser is not just about sustaining our education, immigrant rights, college pipeline, environmental, and community economic development organizing – but is also aimed at bringing to center stage and honoring leaders and social justice scholarship students in our region who best exemplify the principles and values of Cesar Chavez.  On March 26th, the LRT will present scholarships to students who are exemplary in connecting their studies with community engagement.   Please help us in sharing the attached scholarship application with others (that has a due date of March 5th). 

It is with that spirit that I invite you to save the date of March 26th and to donate at the level that you or your organization can afford. Please see the attached sponsorship levels that include e-tickets for the virtual event and name listing in the program. You can also purchase individual ticket(s) at $50 per ticket, $25 for paid LRT members, and/or $10 for students and low-income individuals or retirees.   


You can go through Eventbrite to pay by credit card at- 

or Mail RSVP & payment to Latino and Latina Roundtable 1460 E Holt Ave, Mailbox 144, Pomona, CA 91767 (make checks payable to Latino/a Roundtable).  For information please call (909) 480-6267 or visit our website 

Here is also the video created by Olga Rojas on our Latino and Latina Roundtable:


Jose Zapata Calderon

President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley

Copy of Cesar Chavez Breakfast RSVP 2021-4

Latino and Latina Roundtable 17th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast 3.26.2021

Buenas Tardes Latino and Latina Roundtable Familia,

First and foremost, I hope you are doing well and feeling healthy. We have some exciting news for you! We are pleased to announce that we will be celebrating virtually the legacy of Cesar Chavez this year on Friday 3.26.2021 at 9 am. Please save the date and share widely. More information will be made available in the coming weeks.
This is our main fundraiser and beloved event that brings our community together. Although the COVID-19  pandemic has prevented us from gathering, we are hopeful that we have your support and this event will be successful.  Most importantly, we are excited to continue this tradition and celebrate our students and community leaders that embody the values of Cesar Chavez.
For sponsorship opportunities or to make a donation please contact me or visit our website or call (909) 480-6267.
Si Se Puede!!!!

Latino and Latina Roundtable – members’ retreat Sat. January 23rd at 1 pm

“Mini-Retreat” meeting online for Saturday, January 23 at 1 P. M. (the zoom link is here and below:
1.Reflection on the contemporary conditions for our work
2. summary of our work this last year
3. the LRT Priorities for 2021
4. planning for our Cesar Chavez Annual Breakfast Fundraiser
5. Membership drive annual campaign
 Please also invite others that want to join the LRT and our efforts.

Your membership renewal to Latino and Latina Roundtable

It is that time of year again to renew or to become a member of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley. This organization, for years, has been on the frontlines in supporting our worker, immigrant, student, union, day laborer, LGBTQ, farmworker, women, faculty, teacher, faith-based, and multi-racial communities (through community-based organizing and educational forums).  In this period when we are facing the challenges of ensuring covid relief resources and responding to recent local and national right-wing attacks by building multi-racial advocacy efforts, we need your support more than ever.  As you know, our organization played a leading role in beating back similar actions by these forces who attempted to get local cities to oppose the pro-immigrant sanctuary bill SB-54.  To continue this work, as part of our strategic plan, we urge you to become a member.  The LRT, since its inception, has primarily depended on the commitment of community-based volunteers and organizers. We have survived primarily from one major fundraiser per year and donations from friends like you. Now, with an office, director, and developing staff – we are more than ever in need of your support.  Please become a member and, if possible, also donate to advance the work of our organization. 

The Annual Membership annual cost is:  

$25.00 for individuals  

$10.00 for students, retirees, and low-income individuals 

You can complete an application by going to the LRT website at:     


Or: Venmo: Latino and Latina-Roundtable

Or by completing the attached application along with a check, (*Please make checks payable to The Latino/Latina Roundtable) and Mail to/: The Latino/Latina Roundtable: 1460 E. Holt Ave Mailbox #144, Pomona, CA 91767.  

Join us to celebrate the Zennie Cummings Award!

Hello LRT Family!

Happy New Year! We hope this second week of 2021 finds you and yours in a better place.

In the spirit of comunidad -we wanted to extend the invitation to this year’s Pomona Inland Valley MLK Celebration. The Latino and Latina Roundtable is this year’s recipient of the Zennie Cummings Community Service Award. Ms. Cummings was an amazing woman whose legacy lives on. We are honored and grateful to the Pomona Inland Valley MLK Project for recognizing our work. Please join in on the celebration from the comfort of your home!

39th Annual Pomona Inland Valley MLK Project Celebration
on Sunday, January 17th, 2021 6 pm-7 pm.

The VIRTUAL celebration will stream LIVE for all to enjoy via website

Always grateful to you,

Lina and the LRT Board