Jose Zapata Calderon President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable
Attached is the Flyer with the Zoom Webinar Registration Link for the Latino and Latina Roundtable/ College for All / PUSD / Chaffey High School Partnership “Living the Dream” Panel (on November 18 from 9:30 am – 11 am) that will include a diversity of Students from area colleges who will share their experiences of applying to college, the obstacles they have faced, and how they have overcome those obstacles. This panel is part of ongoing efforts to advance a pipeline to college especially for underrepresented students. Students, parents, and all those interested are invited – but you must register for the Webinar by November 5.
Jose Zapata Calderon President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable College for All Coalition 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
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 17th. At 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.
|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
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!
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).
Jose Zapata Calderon President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable 909-952-1640 Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu
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 including: 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com 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
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