Category Archives: LLRT of San Gabriel

Latino and Latina Roundtable Celebration Gathering – Dec. 17th

This is your invitation to the next Latino and Latina Roundtable, which will be a  “celebration of the victories we have won, a celebration of our work, and a celebration of each other” on   Saturday, December 17th at the Pitzer College Broad Center Room 208 (1050 N. Mills Ave.) from 1 – 3 pm.  Our celebration will include a sharing of tamales and champurrado at the beginning.  After, we will share the good work that we have done and look ahead to our future work. 

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Jose Zapata Calderon
President of 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

Applications for 2017 LRT Social Justice Scholarship

The Latino(a) Roundtable is now accepting applications for their 2017 Social Justice Scholarship. Please help us in spreading the word and identifying activists who can benefit from financial support. We want to recognize and encourage students contributions to their community and working for social justice.

Eligibility:

1. For any high school seniors or college students who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree during the 2017-18 school year

2. Be a resident of San Gabriel or Pomona Valley

3. Be involved in activism/ working towards social justice

How to Apply:

1. 2 page personal essay around your involvement in social justice

2. 2 letters of recommendations

3. Application

Applications are due March 5th, 2017. For questions contact Amy Tam reyestam@gmail.com or 626-347-7121.

serve the people,

Amy Dennise Reyes Tam

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Invitation to Latino and Latina Roundtable Celebration Gathering – Dec. 17th

This is your invitation to the next Latino and Latina Roundtable, which will be a  “celebration of the victories we have won, a celebration of our work, and a celebration of each other” on   Saturday, December 17th at the Pitzer College Broad Center Room 208 (1050 N. Mills Ave.) from 1 – 3 pm.  Our celebration will include a sharing of tamales and champurrado at the beginning.  After, we will share the good work that we have done and look ahead to our future work. 

 

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Jose Zapata Calderon
President of 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

LEAD Conference (10/29/16)

My name is Carlos Yanes, I was a recipient of the social justice scholarship awarded in March by the Latina/o Roundtable. I’m in my final year at the University of La Verne and I am currently working for the Office of Civic & Community Involvement. This year the office will host its 5th annual Latino Education Access and Development (LEAD) conference.

The conference is free and open to parents, middle school, high school, and college students. Workshops for parents are bilingual. Throughout the course of the conference workshops will delve into topics such as what it means to be a first generation college student, the process of writing a personal statement, STEM majors, college strategies, self-identity, cultural wealth, and financial aid. These topics provide valuable insight not only to Latino students, but all students interested in higher education. This event offers a great opportunity to extend someone’s understanding of a university farther than what we research. A student will benefit from this experience as we seek to spark an interest or fan an existent flame in a student.

If you are interested in attending, you can check out the link below. If not, please share the information with anyone who you think could benefit from this opportunity and encourage them register. The conference takes place at the University of La Verne on Saturday, Oct. 29th from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact engagement@laverne.edu and I hope that you consider attending or share the info. Here is the website with more information and the registration link and there is a flyer attached for your reference. Please share with your network.

Thank you and have a great day!

 

Carlos Alexander Yanes

University of La Verne, Class of 2017

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Pomona Valley Hospital SEIU-UHW Rally

PCHMC healthcare workers, community leaders, and community members will be rallying outside PVHMC calling on their CEO to recognize SEIU-UHW. We will also have a small program starting at 12:00 Noon.

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Latino/a Roundtable Mtg. in Fletcher 106 on Sat., Oct. 8

This is to let you know that the Latino and Latina Roundtable meeting will be in Fletcher 106 (not Broad Center 108) at Pitzer College (1050 N. Mills Ave.) in Claremont on Saturday, October 8 from 1 – 3 PM.  Fletcher 106 is located Southeast from the Broad Center and there will be signs giving you directions.  In addition to reports on the ongoing work of the organization on electoral, immigration, and education issues — the meeting will hold an informational session, led by Angela Sanbrano and Laura Santos, on some of the key initiatives that are on the November ballot. 

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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Pomona City Council Candidate’s Forum on Sept. 22

This is your reminder of the very important Pomona Mayor and City Council Candidate’s Forum at Pomona City Council Chambers (505 S. Garey Ave.) on Thursday, Sept. 22 (from 7 – 9 PM).  There are a total of eleven candidates running in this election including two for the position of Mayor.  All the candidates have confirmed that they will participate.  The forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the NAACP of the Pomona Valley, the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center and the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel Valley and Pomona Valley.    Written questions will be taken from the audience at the venue.  Spanish translation will be available.

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Latino and Latina Roundtable Membership Mtg.

Please save the date:  the next membership meeting of the Latino and Latina Roundtable will be on Saturday, August 13th from 1 -3 PM at the Pitzer College Broad Center Room 208 (1050 N. Mills ave.) in Claremont.  The meeting will include reports and discussion on the  newsletter, development of the website, summary of LRT Mixer, passage and implementation of SB-1050 pipeline legislation to higher education, passage of park restoration bill by county supervisors and on ballot, health-care-for all status, summary of press conference on Supreme Court Decision on DAPA,  immigrant rights status and proposals, proposed forums on candidates and ballot initiatives, and any new business.

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

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Inivtation to Latino/a Roundtable Mixer this Thursday in Pomona

The Organizational Development Committee will be hosting a mixer for Latino/a Roundtable members, family, and friends.  Half the year has passed and much has happened. It is nice to take a break from our routine and meet up with old friends and make new friends. 

We hope this space allows you to get to know each other as we build community.  Hope to see you there!!

When: Thursday July 14th

Time: 5-7pm

Where: The Burger House 

             171 W. 2nd Street, Pomona, Ca

Attached is the flyer. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Melissa Ayala

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