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LRT board solidarity statement on the unjust killing of George Floyd

Solidarity Statement of the Latino and Latina Roundtable Board on the Unjust Killing of George Floyd.

The Latino and Latina Roundtable stands in solidarity with all those who are outraged with the brutal murder of George Floyd and the many others in our communities who have unjustly lost their lives to police brutality. 

We stand with Black Lives Matter and our African American communities in our common fight for equality and multi-racial solidarity against systemic racism and white supremacy.  We have a common struggle in opposing the school to prison pipeline, unjust detention centers, voter suppression, and acts of genocide that are seeking to keep our communities from using their growing political power. We stand against the normalization of police brutality, violence, and the use of the military by a President of the United States who, rather than coming out against the conditions which have created the mass of protests throughout the country, insists on promoting more violence and division.  The disproportionate numbers from our Black and Latino communities who have died from COVID-19 has further exposed the economic and racial inequalities that have historically existed in our communities.  In this context, the responses to the killing of Floyd have not just been about his unjust murder but are the result of years of racial and economic disparities.  As Darnell Hunt, Dean of Social Sciences at UCLA proposes from his years of research: “The George Floyd case was not the cause … the police killings are the symptoms … the underlying cause is white supremacy, racism, and things the U. S. has not fundamentally dealt with.”

In this light, we stand against the divisions being created by this administration in scapegoating everyone from our Asian American communities to undocumented immigrants and refugees for his failures.  We commit ourselves to build multi-racial unity and to turn around the sources of these disparities around through advancing transformative policies that are in the interests of providing a quality of life for all and not just profit for a few. 

We stand with the protestors who are calling to turn these conditions around and who are committed to remember the spirit of Floyd by fighting for justice, not only for his family, but for future generations.  We stand with Darnella Frazier, the 17-year old who courageously documented the murder of George Floyd.  We stand with the families and communities who have faced the loss of life of family members and friends.  And we commit to join in helping to build a nation where Black Lives Matter. 

In Solidarity,

 

Jose Calderon, President

On behalf of the Board of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley

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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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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Invitation to Online Latino and Latina Roundtable Membership Meeting – Saturday, April 4, 1-3 PM

To the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership:

This is your invitation to our Latino and Latina Roundtable online membership meeting this Saturday, April 4th from 1 – 3 PM.  This is our regular scheduled meeting but, due to the coronavirus crisis, the meeting is being held online through Zoom.  To connect to the meeting on Saturday, please use the “Join Zoom Meeting” link below.   It is:  https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/972828896

Our membership meeting agenda will include:

  1.  Introductions
  2.  Minutes from the last meeting
  3. Treasurer’s report
  4. Director’s Report:
  5. Empowering Grant update
  6. Strategic Plan update (Nikki Dominguez)
  7. Membership Drive
  8. Breakfast update
  9. Short reports from Community Development and Immigrant Rights Committees
  10. Next Membership Meeting and announcements

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Topic: Latino and Latina Roundtable Membership Meeting

Time: Apr 4, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latinoa 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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Postpone to September “16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast -Get your tickets”

The Latino and Latina Roundtable proudly invites you to their 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast in Pomona, CA

Join us on Friday, March 27th, 2020 for a morning of celebration and inspiration! We will be honoring community leaders- Teresa Romero, United Farmworkers Union President, Jeanette Ellis Royston, NAACP Pomona Valley Branch President, John Nolte, community lawyer, and posthumously recognize, Cecilia and Mario Suarez, professors from Cal Poly Pomona.  We will also present scholarships to local students serving their communities.  Purchase your tickets today on Eventbrite. For more information, please call us- (909) 480-6267.

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Invitation to LaLatino and Latina Roundtable Annual Membership Retreat – Feb. 22 at 9 A. M. at Solidarity Center

Dear Latino and Latina Roundtable members and friends,

You are invited to the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership retreat this Saturday, February 22 beginning at 9 am, lunch at noon, and continuing in the afternoon until 4 pm at the Solidarity Center (1460 E. Holt Avenue Room 6 in Pomona ( Use Entrance #3 or #2).

 The purpose of our annual retreat is to summarize our work last year and to develop strategic plans for the coming year.   For members (and all those who want to become members), this retreat will be the opportunity for you to apply, if you haven’t already, for the next year.  We will have applications available. 

 

The day’s agenda:

9-12 pm

Morning Sessions: Coffee/Pan Dulce, Welcome, Updates from the Board, 2019 Summary, and Mission Statement Activity with membership input and ideas. 

 

Lunch Break

Afternoon-

Presentation of LRT Priorities for 2020, Next Steps, and closing. 

3:00 pm- 4:00 pm- Social Hour (networking, reconnecting, and cookies). 

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Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

 

 

Postpone to September “Request for your support of Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast on March 27th in Pomona”

I am writing to ask for your support of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley 16th annual Cesar Chavez breakfast fundraiser that will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (with registration between 7 and 8 am) at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center, Exposition Center 8, 601 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768.  In the last year, the Latino and Latina Roundtable has moved forward in sustaining  an office and a director. As in the past, we have continued to advance 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: Teresa Romero, President of the United Farmworkers Union; Jeanette Ellis-Royston, President of the Pomona Valley Branch of the NAACP; Mario and Cecilia Suarez, posthumous award for their contributions as educators; and John Nolte, community-based lawyer (Community Star award as member of the Latino and Latina Roundtable).  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.

 

You can support our efforts by:

Going through eventbrite and make a reservation donation by credit card at

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or attached is  an RSVP form that you can use where you can Mail RSVP & payment to: Latino and Latina Roundtable 1460 E Holt Ave, Mailbox 144 Pomona, CA 91767 by March 16.  For questions, call at: (909) 480-6267 or e-mail at lrtadmin@latinolatinaroundtable.org

 

Thank you sincerely for your support,

Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the 
San Gabriel and Pomona Valley

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Your LRT Membership and renewal invitation and upcoming annual membership retreat

Dear Latino and Latina Roundtable members, former members, and friends,

I am writing to ask you to join the Latino and Latina Roundtable by renewing your membership or to become a new member this year. As you know, our organization relies on your support for our sustainability.

 

The Roundtable has had many successes this year, as well as challenges. We have been on the ground fighting for issues that matter to our community- immigration, education, and working in solidarity with other groups to make our community stronger and more just for everyone.

I just returned from La Paz where Cesar Chavez and Helen lived. It was a dream of mine to take our board members there for a retreat. Cesar Chavez and many other organizers lived and worked there and the spirit of organizing and community remains. Our goal as a board was to begin the process of a 3- year strategic planning for our organization. One of the priorities is to successfully grow the Roundtable and position it to continue its mission as we start a new decade. Now more than ever, our community requires a proactive voice and we need allies.

As this year and decade comes to an end, I thank you for your support and commitment and encourage you to continue to be a voice for justice! I would like to invite you to our 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast in 2020. Please save the date March 27th, 2020 at the Sheraton Fairplex in Pomona, CA. At this event, we honor community leaders and recognize students who are part of social movements. This event always brings our community together. We reunite with friends and colleagues and celebrate the spirit of Cesar Chavez. Please consider becoming an event sponsor and purchase a table for your organization or group. The Roundtable depends on this fundraiser to continue our work.

We know 2020 will be a critical year for our communities (regarding education, health for all, the census, presidential elections, the Supreme Court’s decision on DACA, etc.). Our board and members are committed to presenting our community members with the information needed and perspectives for them to form an opinion and act.  As part of this effort, we are carrying out our annual membership drive and we are asking new and past members are asked to send in their annual dues.  Attached is this year’s application with information as to where the membership form and dues can be sent.  Further, we invite you to join us at our annual Membership Retreat from 9 – 4 pm on Saturday, February 22 at the Solidarity Center (1460 E. Holt Ave., Entrance #3, Room 6) in Pomona.  I urge you to join us as a member in our ongoing efforts to organize and empower our communities. 

Thank you for your support.  
With gratitude,
Jose Calderon 
President of Latino Latina Roundtable.

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Chavez Breakfast 2020

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16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast on March 27th

The Latino and Latina Roundtable of San Gabriel and Pomona Valley invite you to their annual breakfast! The breakfast is an opportunity to connect with others and also honor those in our community who have demonstrated the values of Cesar Chavez-

service to others, sacrifice, a preference for the most needy, determination, non-violence, acceptance, respect for life and the environment, community, knowledge, and innovation. 

Friday March 27th 2020
Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, CA
8:00 am-10:00 am

For sponsorship opportunities, table reservations, and advertisement in our program, please contact Lina Mira at 909-480-6267 or Lmira@latinolatinaroundtable.org

Latino and Latino Roundtable Reminder: Nominations are Due today!

The deadline for nominating an individual or organization to be recognized at our 16th Annual Breakfast is today at 5:00pm. In 500 words or less please share how your nominee honors the legacy of Cesar Chavez and the 10 core values –

  1. Service to Others
  2. Sacrifice
  3. Preference to Help the Most Needy
  4. Determination
  5. Non-violence
  6. Acceptance
  7. Respect for life and the environment
  8. Community
  9. Knowledge and
  10. Innovation

I have included a list of past recipients.

Process:

Send your nominations in 500 words or less to Lmira@latinolatinaroundtable.org. You will receive an email from me confirming that your nomination has been received.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you to renew your LRT membership for 2020. I have attached the application as well.Happy 2020 and thank you for supporting our work and mission!

Lina

Lina Mira
Director
Latino Latina Roundtable
1460 E Holt Avenue #144
Pomona, CA 91767
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