Category Archives: LLRT of San Gabriel

Your Invitation to Latino and Latina Roundtable Meeting this Saturday at 1 PM

This is your invitation to the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership meeting this Saturday, April 21 beginning at 1 PM at our new offices (the Solidarity Center) at the Village (1444 E. Holt Ave. in Pomona — Entrance #3 – Classroom 6).  We ask that you arrive on time because we have a lot to discuss.  Among some of the items: a summary of the Cesar Chavez breakfast and the Pilgrimage and Festival; the upcoming city council meeting in San Dimas regarding SB-54; update on the College for all Coalition pipeline to college efforts; a proposal to head up an immigrant rights forum as part of the Poor People’s campaign, status of rent control petition in Pomona, and our part in upcoming efforts regarding Beautification day at Cesar Chavez Park, May 1,  annual Fernando Pedraza Memorial, and Salinas Farmworker Center opening celebration. 

 

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

Request for your support

 I am writing to request your support for our 14th  annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast that will take place on Friday, March 30, 2018, from 8 A. M. to 10 A. M. (with registration between 7 and 8 AM) at the Conference Center at the Fairplex, California Ballroom (601 W McKinley Ave., Gate 3) in Pomona. As a result of your support, the Latino and Latina Roundtable now has an office and a director for the first time in its history. Although we have no other staff, we continue to sustain the work of our immigrant rights, community development, and education work through the commitment of dozens of volunteers and the resources that are raised from this yearly fundraiser.  In keeping with our grass-roots organizing character, we continue to keep the cost at a minimum to ensure that the tradition is in keeping with the celebration of the life of Cesar Chavez and the many leaders, from all backgrounds, who have historically given of their lives to ensure a future with justice and equity. In keeping with the tradition of honoring leaders in our region who have exemplified the principles and values of Cesar Chavez, the Roundtable this year is honoring:  Maria Alonso (Director of the community-based garden Huerta del Valle), Luis Nolasco (Community Engagement and policy Advocate with ACLU), the Pomona Dining Hall Workers (whose historic efforts turned around union-busting and the firing of 17 undocumented workers to vote in UNITE-HERE culminating in a union contract), Maura Ayala (Community Star Award for her consistent organizing efforts in the community), Melanie Andreo, Pomona Unified Garey High School Senior (College Readiness Scholarship for her community engagement efforts and advocacy work on advancing a college pipeline).  In addition, Social Justice Scholarships will be presented to students from the region who exemplify the values of connecting their studies to community engagement and social change.  Attached is the RSVP application that you can mail in.  Please Mail RSVP & payment to: Latino and Latina Roundtable 1460 E Holt Ave, Mailbox 144 Pomona, CA 91767 by March 20.  For questions, call at: (909) 480-6267 or e-mail at breakfast@latinolatinaroundtable.org

 

Jose Zapata Calderon

President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

 

Article in Daily Bulletin and Request for your membership

Here is the link to the article that appeared today on the Latino and Latina Roundtable and NAACP Pomona Valley Branch Celebration, opening of joint office, and our common work.

http://www.dailybulletin.com/2018/02/19/collaboration-of-pomona-valley-branch-of-the-naacp-latino-latina-roundtable-leads-to-opening-of-joint-office/

I would like to ask you, if you have not already, to become a member of the Latino and Latina Roundtable.  Atttached is the membership application that you can send in.

The membership dues for one year are $25.00 for individuals and $10.00 for students, retirees, and low income individuals.  Your dues help to sustain our organizing and advocacy efforts.  As you know, our organization has always been a volunteer organization that is primarily sustained through membership dues and a yearly fundraiser.  Only until recently, have we rented an office and hired an executive director which bring forward new fundraising challenges. All the work of our organizational, community development, and immigrant rights committees are carried out by community-based organizers who have emerged out of the civil rights and human rights movements.  We are continually motivated through our practice of an “abundance mentality” where we continue to see the outcomes of our efforts in training and developing new leaders in our communities.   In supporting our organization through your membership, you are helping to sustain the inspiration and efforts of our members  in organizing an annual Cesar Chavez breakfast and Pilgrimage march; in advancing our collaboration with area schools and colleges, as part of the College4All Coalition in implementing a school-to-college pipeline; in implementing educational forums and workshops on voter, ballot initiative, and immigrant rights; in advancing our efforts to support workers and unions in our region;  and in ensuring our ongoing participation in numerous coalitions on social justice and quality of life issues. 

 

Jose Zapata Calderon

President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

2018 LRT Membership Application

Urging your support

We are urging your support of our upcoming Latino and Latina Roundtable retreat by asking you to attend this most important meeting this Saturday, February 10 and also to invite others who might be interested in becoming members of our organization.  Remember, the retreat begins at 9 A. M. and will be held in our new office at the Village in Pomona (1460 E. Holt Ave., Entrance #3, Room 6.  This is your opportunity to help decide the priorities for the organization in the next year — and look forward to your participation.

Katherine Cabrera
Executive Director
Latino and Latina Roundtable
1460 E Holt Ave. Pomona, CA 91767

Show up in support of Ordinance on SB-54 before Pomona city council on Monday

Reminder:  The Latino and Latina Roundtable, as part of the Ice Out of Pomona Coalition, call on your support this Monday, December 18 (at 6 PM) at Pomona City Hall when the Pomona City Council will vote on an  “An Ordinance of the City Council to Comply With the Requirements of the California Values Act in Order to Preserve Public Safety.” 

Where:  Pomona City Hall 

 When:  Dec. Dec. 18  

Time:  show up no later than 6 pm to get a good seat inside the city council chambers. 

 

http://www.dailybulletin.com/2017/12/11/pomona-council-gives-first-approval-to-sanctuary-state-compliance-measure/ 

 

 

 

 

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

Ordinance on SB-54 before Pomona city council on Monday

Tremendous organizing effort by the Ice Out of Pomona Coalition in collaborating with the Pomona City Council in passing the first reading of this ordinance which will undoubtedly be a model for other cities in California to follow.  The Latino and Latina Roundtable, as part of the Ice Out of Pomona Coalition, call on your support now on December 18 (at 6 PM) at Pomona City Hall when the Pomona City Council will vote on an  “An Ordinance of the City Council to Comply With the Requirements of the California Values Act in Order to Preserve Public Safety.  Where:  Pomona City Hall  When:  Dec. Dec. 18   Time:  show up no later than 6 pm to get a good seat inside the city council chambers.  :

 

http://www.dailybulletin.com/2017/12/11/pomona-council-gives-first-approval-to-sanctuary-state-compliance-measure/

 

http://www.dailybulletin.com/2017/12/11/pomona-council-gives-first-approval-to-sanctuary-state-compliance-measure/

 

 

 

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