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Reminder of October 17 LRT membership meeting including LRT officer nominations

To:  Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

This is a reminder that the next Latino and Latina Roundtable meeting will be on Saturday, October 17 at 1 PM.  The meeting will prioritize the nomination of candidates for the four officer positions but also include summaries and reports from our ongoing work.

Nominations will take place at this Virtual General Membership Meeting scheduled for Saturday, October 17th at 1 PM.  If you are interested in running for one of the four positions or you want to nominate someone, you must be part of the membership meeting on October 17thAt this meeting, the person nominating (or self-nominating) should be prepared to make a presentation (no longer than 3 minutes) about the person being nominated, their qualifications, and why you are nominating (or self-nominating) the person for the position. 

After the nominations are made on October 17, as per our by-laws, the Latino and Latina Roundtable will be holding a special membership meeting the following month on Saturday, November 21 (at 1 PM) to elect the four board officer positions (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) to serve on the board for the next two years. 

Message to attendees of Latino and Latina Roundtable- 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast

A Message from Latino and Latina Roundtable:

Dear Virtual Breakfast Guests,

We cannot thank you enough for joining us this morning! Today was a triumphant day for our organization. Our celebration began with live music by Son Real. Knowing that you would be joining us created so much excitement. This was uncharted territory. Thank you to Jose Calderon and Angela Sanbrano for showing us courage and leadership in the moment!

We hope you were inspired by the speakers, honorees, and scholarship recipients and encouraged to organize in new ways as a result of this global pandemic. Si Se Puede!

Your trust and support means the world to us. We could not have done this without your encouragement and grace and know that your very presence made today special.

Thank you again for being part of this celebration! Have a restful weekend!


Lina and the Board of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

(909) 480-6267

p.s. If you would like to make a gift to the Latino and Latina Roundtable, you can do it on Eventbrite until tomorrow at 11:59 pm. We appreciate your support!

Thank you for your support of the Cesar Chavez Virtual Breakfast Celebration

Dear LRT Guests,
Thank you for your support of the Cesar Chavez Virtual Celebration. We are days away from our virtual celebration this Friday September 25th at 9:00 am. Please join us starting at 8:45 am to listen to live music by Son Real. This is also a great time to ask technical questions. Translation to Spanish is provided as well.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Sep 25, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast (Virtual)
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Please download the latest version of zoom. You will be receiving an e-program booklet on Wednesday to follow along. 
Check out our website to see our sponsors or to become a member-
Also, please visit our silent auction with unique items at –
Cesar Chavez Silent Auction:
With gratitude,
(909) 480-6267 or (909) 288-3985

Officer Nominations and Elections for Latino and Latina Roundtable Board

To:  Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable 

As per our by-laws, the Latino and Latina Roundtable will be electing the four board officer positions (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) at its membership meeting on Saturday, November 21 (1 PM) to serve on the board for the next two years.  

Nominations will take place at the next Virtual General Membership Meeting scheduled for Saturday, October 17th at 1 PM (a link will be sent out to the membership for that Zoom meeting).  If you are interested in running for one of the four positions or you want to nominate someone, you must be part of the membership meeting on October 17th.   

To be able to vote in the election, set for November 21, you have to be a paid member in good standing 30 days prior to the election (which would be October 22).   


If you have any questions, please e-mail Jose Calderon at or Angela Sanbrano at or Lina Mira at

Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable


Support Latino/a Roundtable – Your Invite to Virtual Cesar Chavez Fundraising Breakfast

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 virtually Friday, September 25, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Because of the coronavirus crisis, our organization was forced to postpone our annual Cesar Chavez breakfast fundraiser last March until September 25.  When we postponed it last March we envisioned that we could have the face-to-face event in September but with the spread of COVID-19 it became clear that this would be impossible.  Now, we will be holding a virtual event that will honor leaders in our region who have exemplified the principles and values of Cesar Chavez includingTeresa 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 the following students who exemplify the values of connecting their studies to community engagement and social change:  Emely Andreo, Garey High School (to Cal Poly Pomona); Josue Garcia (Cal Poly Pomona); Presila Lua, Garey H. S. (to CSU San Bernardino); Facisco Villagomez (Univ. of LaVerne); Fernando Cruz Bonilla,  Ganesha H. S. (to UC-Berkeley.

Our organization has historically been a volunteer organization that has relied on this one fundraiser to fund our efforts, which include advocacy, community events, and scholarships for local students.  More recently, our board has moved to develop a strategic plan to ensure the sustainability of our organization on a long-term basis.  As part of that plan, we have established an office, hired a director, and are looking at other means of support to fund our efforts.  It is in this context that I am writing to you to donate to our annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast.

You can support our efforts by:

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

For questions, call at: (909) 480-6267 or e-mail at

Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

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Pomona Education Coalition: Call to Action

Hi LRT Members,
Please read below. If you are interested in submitting a public comment to PUSD regarding these issues, please read the instructions below.
Thank you,
Call to Action,
Our communities can no longer wait. We need Pomona Unified School District to vote on Ethnic Studies and on extending the vote to youth and non-citizens within school board elections. Tell them to put these items on their next board meeting agenda. The info to submit a public comment is below and you can click here to access a public comment sample template. Please submit a comment immediately in order for it to be read into the record at the August 19 PUSD Board meeting.

TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT: Submit written public comments or documentation by e-mail to: Email: Record a voicemail with your public comments by calling: (909) 397-4800, Ext. 71002

• Public comments and/or documentation must be submitted beginning 8:00 a.m. on August 17, 2020 and no later than midnight on August 18, 2020.

• Please include your name, phone number, specific agenda item, and date of Board meeting in your correspondence or voicemail.

• Public comments received by midnight on August 18, 2020 will be read into the public record during the meeting

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education Pomona Unified School District August 19, 2020


Membership Meeting this Saturday August 15th 1-3 pm

Hi LRT Members,

Please join us this Saturday for a members’ meeting on Zoom!
When: Saturday August 15th
Time:  1- 3 pm. 
Where: Zoom (link ) 
Join Zoom Meeting
AGENDA ITEMS: reports from our work, upcoming information about the Cesar Chavez Breakfast and virtual fundraiser set for September 25th at 9:00 am, and a summary of  the recent Roundtable Academy discussion on Ethnic Studies.
Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: LRT Membership Meeting
Time: Aug 15, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 992 8330 6540
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GOOD NEWS! from College for All Coalition of which the LRT is part of

Three of the bills that the Latino and Latina Roundtable met with legislators and educated them on as part of the College for all Coalition have all moved on!  (See the Congratulations Below)

AB-1930 – (the Student eligibility in Public Postsecondary Education bill) – which questions the Cal State University system’s consideration of raising admissions requirements to include an additional year of quantitative reasoning – which we believe will deepen the divide in the student achievement gap across the state and impact the admission of underrepresented students.  This bill will require the Cal State and UC system to discuss the impact of these changes on underrepresented community, calls for an independent study, and requires consultation with the k-12 and community college systems before moving ahead. 

AB – 1835 (the Educational Finance and Accountability bill) which will ensure accountability of our school districts to identify and report supplemental LCFF concentration grant funds – and ensure that these funds are spent on unduplicated students or students who need them the most. 

SB-1130 (the Telecommunications California Advanced Services Fund bill) which deals with outdated broadband requirements that don’t meet the needs of modern applications, remote education, and the needs of underserved areas.  Hence, this bill qill raise the CA Advanced Services funds requirements in terms of what communities are served – and provides a path for the development of broadband and modern fiber infrastructure development in underserved communities. 


From: <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:05 PM
Subject: GOOD NEWS! from College for All Coalition
Dear College for All Coalition Members,

Thank you all for your tireless efforts in advocating for the Coalition’s 2020 education priorities.

I am happy to let you know that:
  • AB 1930 and AB 1835 both passed through the Senate Elections Committee last Wednesday
  • SB 1130 just passed 9-3 in the Asm. Communications and Conveyance Committee on Monday. It will now go onto the Asm. Floor
I know there seems to always be bad news every corner we turn but there ARE silver linings. THINGS ARE HAPPENING AND WE ARE MAKING CHANGE. Please remember that your existence is resistance. You bring so much to the world!  
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you or your organization during this tough time.