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Successful LRT Ethnic Studies Discussion, Link to Recording, and Action You Can Take

We had a highly successful LRT Roundtable Academy Discussion on Examples of Implementing Ethnic Studies curriculum in School Districts with over 65 participants and with LRT board member Fabian Pavon; Professors Gilda Ochoa and Enrique Ochoa, and Ethnic Studies teacher Olga Ureña. All provided concrete examples of how schools can develop curriculums that bring to center stage the contributions of our intersectional communities who (because of colonization, racism, sexism, classism, or homophobia) have been historically excluded. Thank you also to Madeline Rios, the interpreters Daniel Tamayo and Rebecca Knight, and question facilitator Angela Sanbrano.
 
For those who missed the LRT Roundtable Academy discussion on Ethnic Studies, here is the link for the recording (from Madeline Rios:
Your cloud recording is now available.

Topic: Roundtable Academy / Mesa Redonda, Academia
Date: Jul 28, 2020 06:01 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)Share recording with viewers:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/_uVzBuuhqEpOXJXry1mYd7cHB5vZeaa81yMZ_PYLmGcV1khKLe_CTvjmG4xpgZM 
 
Password: C^UC11j$
 
 
In addition, board member Fabian Pavon has requested that our members sign the Petition to integrate Ethnic Studies into the curriculum and as a graduation requirement at Pomona Unified School District and sign a petition to Governor Newsom to sign AB1460 which would require the California State University to make Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement:
Petition to integrate Ethnic Studies into the curriculum and as a graduation requirement at Pomona Unified School District:
Petition to Governor Newsom to sign AB1460 which would require the California State University to make Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement:

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

Zoom Connection to Roundtable Academy (LRT) Discussion on Ethnic Studies – July 28 at 7 PM

(Correction on Zoom Link – is at 7 PM)

You are invited to the third in a series of Roundtable Zoom Academy discussion sessions – with this one focusing on Ethnic Studies on Tuesday, July 28th at 7 PM with panelists Fabian Pavon, Cal State L. A. Professor of History and Latin American Studies Enrique Ochoa, Pomona College Professor of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Gilda Ochoa, and Ethnic Studies Teacher at Bell Gardens High School Olga Ureña.  The zoom link for this session (which will include interpreting in Spanish)  is: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84843596400

This discussion will focus on some of the models in implementing an Ethnic Studies curriculum in School Districts.  While Fabian Pavon will present an introductory overview of the various initiatives being proposed locally and statewide, Enrique and Gilda will present some of their research on the application of Ethnic Studies in the Montebello and San Bernardino School Districts, and Cecilia Larios Gutierrez will present her teaching experiences in Ethnic Studies at the high school level. 

The Ethnic Studies discussion is a continuation of our efforts to deepen our understanding of the issues that the Latino and Latina Roundtable has prioritized as part of informing our members and taking public positions. Our goal is to develop “working position papers” that will also inform the development of our strategic plan for the next three years

The Latin@ Roundtable is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Roundtable Academy / Mesa Redonda, Academia
Time: Jul 28, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Information for you on LRT emPOWER Pomona Program

 
 
The Latina/o Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley has partnered with the Liberty Hill Foundation for economic and environmental justice through the emPOWER Program.
What is emPOWER?
emPOWER is a coordinated L.A. County-wide outreach program with a mission to overcome barriers to sustainable energy usage commonly experienced in low-income and working class communities of color.
How Does the Program Work?
emPOWER matches household needs with local and statewide resources to help residents maximize potential savings and use of available incentive programs by:

1) Ensuring that low-income households are taking advantage of all available financial aid options.
2) Promoting low- or no-cost energy efficiency programs, solar panel installations, home improvements and appliance rebates to meet basic energy needs and save even more on energy bills.
3) Consulting with residents to determine the feasibility of clean vehicle or transit and shared mobility vouchers with trade-ins of older high-polluting vehicles.

Contact us and see if you qualify:
Instagram: @empowerpomona909
909-480-6267

 

Timottazceh (nos vemos/we’ll see each other),
Fabián Pavón
Board Member
Latinx Roundtable of Pomona and San Gabriel Valley
(909) 236-6814

Invitation to Roundtable Academy (LRT) Discussion on Ethnic Studies – July 28 at 7 PM

You are invited to the third in a series of Roundtable Zoom Academy discussion sessions – with this one focusing on Ethnic Studies on Tuesday, July 28th at 7 PM with panelists Fabian Pavon, Cal State L. A. Professor of History and Latin American Studies Enrique Ochoa, Pomona College Professor of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Gilda Ochoa, and Ethnic Studies Teacher at Bell Gardens High School Cecilia Larios Gutierrez.  The zoom link for this session (which will include interpreting in Spanish)  is: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84843596400

This discussion will focus on some of the models in implementing an Ethnic Studies curriculum in School Districts.  While Fabian Pavon will present an introductory overview of the various initiatives being proposed locally and statewide, Enrique and Gilda will present some of their research on the application of Ethnic Studies in the Montebello and San Bernardino School Districts, and Cecilia Larios Gutierrez will present her teaching experiences in Ethnic Studies at the high school level. 

 The Ethnic Studies discussion is a continuation of our efforts to deepen our understanding of the issues that the Latino and Latina Roundtable has prioritized as part of informing our members and taking public positions. Our goal is to develop “working position papers” that will also inform the development of our strategic plan for the next three years.

Topic: Roundtable Academy / Mesa Redonda, Academia

Time: Jul 28, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84843596400

Meeting ID: 848 4359 6400
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Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable
(909) 952-1640
 Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu

 

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Your invitation to zoom Latino/a Roundtable Mtg. this Saturday, June 27 at 1 PM

The Latino and Latina Roundtable will be holding its membership meeting this Saturday, June 27 from 1 – 3 PM.  You can connect in at link: 
https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/99643954583.   The meeting will be interpreted in English and Spanish and urge our Spanish-speaking members to join in. 
Attached is the agenda. 
 

La Mesa Redonda Latino y Latina llevara acabo su reunion de membresia este Sabado, Junio 27 de la 1 a las 3 de la tarde.  Puede

conectar con su computador en el enlace de zoom:  

https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/99643954583.  La junta sera interpretada en ingles y Español.

Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: LRT Membership Meeting
Time: Jun 27, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/99643954583
Meeting ID: 996 4395 4583
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        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

Meeting ID: 996 4395 4583
Find your local number: https://pitzer.zoom.us/u/aKq88uKL7
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

LRT Membership agenda (draft) for 6 27 2020

LRT Membership Meeting on June 27th and two events on June 20th: Poor People’s Digital March and Million Mothers Rally

The Latino and Latina Roundtable membership meeting will be next Saturday, June 27th from 1 -3 and a zoom link will be sent out in the next few days .  For this weekend, we urge you to support two important events to support: both the People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington (Digital) and The Million Mothers Rally (Saturday, June 20th – 10 am – beginning at 110 E. Foothill Blvd. in Pomona.  Here are the two announcements:

There’s still time to register for the Poor People’s Assembly and March digital event. Please join us to watch the livestream on our on our Facebook page this Saturday, June 20th for this timely, impactful and powerful event!

website: june2020.org
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Broadcast time 7:00 AM PT

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Urgent: Your invitation to a noon Celebratory Rally in Support of DACA Decision at Pomona City Hall

The Latino and Latina Roundtable will be holding a celebratory rally in support of DACA and continuing the call for fair and just legalization of our immigrant families, support for our Temporary Protective Status families, and an end to unjust detention centers at 12 noon at Pomona City Hall (505 S. Garey Ave).  The Supreme Court decision upholding DACA is an important victory for our undocumented youth and immigrant families.  We are asking people to wear masks, practice safe distancing, and bringing signs in support of DACA and supporting speedy legalization.

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Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable 
on Behalf of the Latino and Latina Roundtable board
(909) 952-1640
 Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu

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