Category Archives: LLRT of San Gabriel

To LRT Members: Ice Out of Pomona Coalition ordinance is on the Council Agenda!

The Latino and Latina Roundtable, as part of the Ice Out of Pomona Coalition, invites our members to join us at the Pomona City Council in support of “An Ordinance of the City Council to Comply With the Requirements of the California Values Act in Order to Preserve Public Safety (see the attached city council agenda).  The Introduction and First Reading of this Ordinance will take place this Monday, November 11 and the actual vote will take place on Dec. 18.  We are not organizing in a big way for Dec. 11 since this is primarily for the introduction and urge our members not to post this on social media.  We do ask that you start preparing for Dec. 18th for the actual vote.  In the city council agenda (page 3 and bottom of page 4) , you will find the Latino and Latina Roundtable support letter attached (as well as a letter from lawyer Jim Sanbrano who has been a representative of LRT on the coalition).  Where:  Pomona City Hall  When:  Dec. 11 and Dec. 18   Time:  show up no later than 6 pm to get a good seat inside the city council chambers.

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Please Welcome Our New LRT Executive Director – Kathy Cabrera

We are excited to introduce our Latino and Latina Roundtable members and friends to our first director, Kathy Cabrera.  Kathy brings to our organization many assets to help us accomplish our goals and sustain or organization for years to come.

 

Kathy grew up in the city of Ontario and graduated from Pitzer College.  While at Pitzer, she was involved in numerous projects including: teaching ESL classes at the Pomona Day Labor Center; coordinating weekly Encuentro meetings between day laborers and students, and helping to organize the La Paz Alternative Spring Break and Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage.  In Pomona, Kathy gathered research and participated in defeating measure T that would have replaced the elections of city councilmembers by district to at-large elections.

 

She was a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in Malaysia; working alongside nonprofit organizations to raise funds for educational programs; and working as a research assistant and recruiter of Spanish-speaking parents at the University of Chicago for a social-emotional study in Chicago Public Schools.

 

In the next few weeks, Latino and Latina Roundtable members will be receiving e-mails and communication from Kathy Cabrera.  She has begun working on organizing our new office space, newsletter, facebook page, website, and files.  She will be handling our administrative responsibilities, fundraising, grant writing, outreach and strengthen communications with our members and community.  With her assistance we are looking forward to sustaining an ongoing organization to fight for social justice, create leadership and to educate our community on issues affecting us along with empowering our community.

 

When you have time, please stop by our new office at 1444 E. Holt Ave. in Pomona (Entrance #3 – Classroom 6)  and introduce yourself to her.

 

 

 

Jose Zapata Calderon

President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

Your personal invitation to Dia de Los Muertos Celebration (LRT) – November 5, 2017

This is your personal invitation to join us in our annual community-based celebration of Dia de Los Muertos at the dA Center for the Arts on Sunday, November 5, 3 -6 PM at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona.  We are writing to you personally to bring an item (picture, food, drink, or other items — to include in the altar – as part of our collective effort to remember our loved ones).  

Please join Latino/a Roundtable on November 5, 2017, to Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos at the dA Center for the Arts.  This event is open to our members and the public or all ages.  We will have entertainment, food and art projects for the youth to create as well as face painting for all.  We will have a ceremony to celebrate the lives of those  who  have passed.   Those who are no longer with us but whose spirit or meaning or contributions continue to live today.  To ensure that our ceremony is a success, please bring an item (picture, food ,drink or other items you want to add to the altar to remember your loved ones.  The event is from 3-6 p.m. at 252 Main Street, Pomona.
Rose Calderon
Latino/a Roundtable

Latina/o Roundtable Meeting this Saturday, Oct. 14 at 1 PM

The next meeting of the Latino and Latina Roundtable will be held on Saturday, October 14th at 1 PM in the Pitzer College Broad Center Room 208 (1050 North Mills Avenue in Claremont).  One of the main items of the agenda will be to nominate members, from our membership, for seven director positions on the board of directors.  In addition to the nomination process, we will also discuss the status of our new office, status of selecting a director for the organization, the I. D. Equality petition, College for all Coalition, and upcoming LRT activities (Dia de los Muertos at the dA Center on November 5).

 

 

Jose Zapata Calderon

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

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

Save the date: LRT Membership Mtg. on Sat., Aug 5 at 1 PM

To:  LRT Members and friends:

 

Please place on your calendar:  The next meeting of the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership meeting will take place on Saturday, August 5 at 1 PM at the Pitzer College Broad Center (1050 N. Mills Ave) in Room 208.  The meeting will include the status of plans for an LRT office, the implementation plan as part of coalition efforts for k-12 and public higher education. immigrant rights organizing — and reports on our recent meeting with the Daily Bulletin and educational meetings and visits with legislators.

 

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

Invitation to Latin@ Roundtable Meeting on Saturday, June 17th

This is your invitation to the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership meeting on Saturday, June 17 at 1 PM at the Pitzer College Broad Center (1050 N. Mills Ave) in Room 208.  The June 17th meeting will include updated reports from committees on the work that has taken place and plans for our organizing efforts this summer and fall.  We will also discuss an upcoming meeting with the Daily Bulletin on June 19th  and a visit to the Village in Pomona to look at a possible office for the organization.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting on the 17th.

 

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

Your Invitation to the Latino/a Roundtable Cesar Chavez Fundraiser Breakfast

I am writing to request your support for our 13th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast that will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017, 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. The Latino and Latina Roundtable, as you know, continues to move forward with the commitment and dedication of dozens of volunteers and the resources that are raised from this yearly fundraiser.  In keeping with our grass-roots base, 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 more equal and just society. 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:  Manuel Castillejos, Professor, Mt. San Antonio College, Eloise Gomez Reyes, California Assembly Member, Dist. 47, Paul Knoph, Service Learning Coordinator, PUSD and Kiki Hafia, Owner of Mercado La Cachanilla.  In addition, scholarships will be presented to students from the region  who exemplify the work of Cesar Chavez through their community engagement in social justice issues. Attached is the RSVP application that you can mail in.  Please RSVP by March 18th through e-mail with calderon.rose@gmail.com or call or text Rose Calderon at 909/816-8045.

13 Annual Cesar Chavez

Your Invitation to Retreat of Latino and Latina Roundtable this Saturday

To Latino and Latina Roundtable Members and Prospective Members:

 This is your invitation to our annual Latino and Latina Roundtable retreat that will take place this  Saturday, February 11th (beginning with Cafecito and Registration at 9:00 A. M. and with the retreat business starting 9:30 A. M.) at the Pitzer College Broad Center, Room 208 (1050 N. Mills Ave. in Claremont.  Morning refreshments and a noon lunch will be available for participants.  As we have done in the past, the members will summarize what was accomplished in the year 2016 and together we will develop priorities/plans and a calendar for 2017.  We are looking forward to having your participation at this most important meeting.  In another message this week, we will send you a copy of the agenda.

If you have not paid your membership for this year, applications will be available at the meeting (the membership dues for one year are $25.00 for individuals and $10.00 for students, retirees, and low income individuals).  You are welcome to invite other prospective members but, in order to vote, they will have to become members.

 

 

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 to Become a Member and Help With Scholarship

 Take a moment of your time to support our organization by becoming a member.  Attached you will find a membership application.  Please fill it out and mail it back to us.  The membership dues for one year are $25.00 for individuals and $10.00 for students, retirees, and low income individuals.  Our organization is non-profit and our only means of sustainability is your membership and our yearly Fundraiser Breakfast.  Now we are asking for your support by becoming a member.  As you know, we have bi-monthly membership meetings, a newsletter that goes out to all the members, and consistent work by the community development, immigrant rights, and organizational committees.  Please become a member and participate in our yearly planning retreat that will take place on Saturday, February 11 from 9 – 3 at the Pitzer College Broad Center Room 208 (1050 N. Mills Ave.) in Claremont.  

 

CESAR CHAVEZ FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST

On March 24, 2017, will be our 13th annual Cesar Chavez Fundraising Breakfast.  Please mark your calendar.  The event will be held at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center from 8-10 a.m. with registration beginning at 7 a.m.

2017 SOCIAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

We are currently receiving applications for college scholarships to be given out at our Cesar Chavez Breakfast.  We need your help by sharing this scholarship opportunity with all potential candidates.  Feel free to make copies and distribute or email as needed.  Applicant requirements are described in the application.  If you have any questions, contact Amy Tam at: 626/347-7121/ reyestam@gmail.com.

UPCOMING LRT EVENTS

February 11, 2017 (9a.m. – 3 p.m.)              MEMBERSHIP RETREAT

March 24, 2017 (8a.m. – 10 p.m.)                 LRT CESAR CHAVEZ FUNDRAISING       BREAKFAST

April 15, 2017                                                     CESAR CHAVEZ PILGRIMAGE

 

The Latino/a Roundtable Organizational Committee

Download PDF: 2016LRTMbrshpApprevised