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IMPORTANT: Invitation to Latino and Latina Roundtable Membership Retreat this Saturday 9 AM at Solidarity Center

THIS IS YOUR INVITATION TO THE ANNUAL LATINO AND LATINA ROUNDTABLE MEMBERSHIP RETREAT THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 AT THE SOLIDARITY CENTER (1460 E. HOLT AVE. ROOM 6 IN POMONA).  THE MEMBERSHIP RETREAT WILL BEGIN WITH “CAFECITO’ AT 9 AM — A REVIEW OF THE AGENDA AT 9:15 AM, THE WELCOME AT 9: 20 AM.  THE MORNING AGENDA WILL INCLUDE A DISCUSSION ON THE MISSION AND VISION OF LRT, A REVIEW OF THE PROGRAM PRIORITIES (AS TO WHAT WORKED AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE STRENGTHENED), – WITH A LUNCH AT NOON FOR ALL THE MEMBERS — AND IN THE AFTERNOON:  A GENDERAL DISCUSSION OF 2019 PRIORITIES, DISCUSSION ON LRT ADMINISTRATION, THE CESAR CHAVEZ BREAKFAST AND HONOREES, AND A REVIEW OF THE 2019 CALENDAR.  PLEASE INVITE OTHERS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR ORGANIZATION.

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

Message to LLRT

My birthday is just around the corner on January 8th and, in lieu of gifts or cards for my birthday,  I would like to ask friends and allies to give the gift of becoming a member (or to renew your membership) of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley.  This would be the highest gift of respect that you could give for all our work that we carry out daily in the interests of our communities. The application is attached with this request. The membership dues for one year are $25.00 for individuals and $10.00 for students, retirees, and low income individuals.  Your dues help to sustain our organizing and advocacy efforts.  As you know, our organization has always been a volunteer organization that is primarily sustained through membership dues and a yearly fundraiser.  Only until recently, have we rented an office and hired an executive director which brings forward new fundraising challenges. All the work of our community development, cultural, college for all, immigrant rights, annual breakfast, and scholarship committees are carried out by community-based organizers who have committed their lives to ensure justice and equity for our communities. We are continually motivated through our practice of an “abundance mentality” where we continue to see the outcomes of our efforts in training and developing new leaders through our organization.   In supporting our organization through your membership, you are helping to sustain the inspiration and efforts of our members  in organizing an annual Cesar Chavez breakfast and Pilgrimage march that provide scholarships and honor community-based leaders in our region; in sustaining the beauty of our culture through Dia de Los Muertos and “mural/sacred space” preservation in places like Cesar Chavez Park; in advancing our collaboration with area schools and colleges through the College4All Coalition in implementing a school-to-college pipeline; in implementing educational forums and workshops through a Roundtable Academy on key issues facing our communities; in carrying out voter, ballot, driver’s license, health for all, immigrant rights initiatives; in advancing our efforts to support workers and unions in our region; and in ensuring our ongoing participation in numerous coalitions on social justice and quality of life issues.  If you have questions or need me to send you the application by email, please contact me at Jose_Calderon@Pitzer.edu

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

2018 LRT Membership ApplicationLRT mem app0001

nvitation to Family and Holiday Get-Together at Cesar Chavez Park on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 12 noon

You are invited to a family and holiday get-together pot-luck sponsored by the Latino and Latina Roundtable and Mt. SAC Mecha this Sunday, December 16 at 12 noon at Cesar Chavez Park (2720 Barjud Ave. in Pomona).  This get-together pot-luck is part of ongoing efforts by the two organizations in  “adopting” the maintenance of the park, preserving the murals there, and promoting activities bringing our communities together.  This is a pot-luck and we ask you to bring something (food or drink or both) to share.

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 LRT Membership Meeting and Forum on Nov. 17

You are invited to the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership meeting on Saturday, November 17 beginning at 1 PM at the Solidarity Center at the Village (1460 E. Holt Ave. in Pomona — Entrance #3 – Classroom 6).  The meeting from 1 -2 will elect the executive board that include the following nominations:  Jose Calderon for President; Angela Sanbrano for Vice President; Kathy Cabrera for Secretary; and Rose Calderon for Treasurer.  After the election at 2 PM, a forum will be held, “Journey for Justice: The California Caravan, Temporary Protective Status, and DACA” by Angela Sanbrano. 

 

Invitation to LRT Membership Meeting and Forum on Nov. 17

You are invited to the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership meeting on Saturday, November 17 beginning at 1 PM at the Solidarity Center at the Village (1444 E. Holt Ave. in Pomona — Entrance #3 – Classroom 6).  The meeting from 1 -2 will elect the executive board that include the following nominations:  Jose Calderon for President; Angela Sanbrano for Vice President; Kathy Cabrera for Secretary; and Rose Calderon for Treasurer.  After the election at 2 PM, a forum will be held, “Journey for Justice: The California Caravan, Temporary Protective Status, and DACA” by Angela Sanbrano. 

 

Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley

Schedule of LRT mtgs. and events from Nov. 2018 through Dec. 2019

ROUNDTABLE ACADEMY FORUM ON TEMPORARY PROTECTIVE STATUS

LRT to March in support of Immigrant children as part of Pomona Poor People March and Rally this Sat. June 23

The Latino and Latina Roundtable invites our members and friends to
be part of a contingent in the Poor People’s Campaign March and  Rally
this Saturday, June 23 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Civic Center of
Pomona (Mission and Garey) alongside the NAACP and other organizations.
As part of the theme “Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice,”  The
Latino and Latina Roundtable members will be particularly marching in
support of human rights for the immigrant children who have been
separated from their families and who, this administration has vowed
to continue to detain although public pressure has forced a change in
policy to somehow “keep families together” as part of still
implementing a “zero tolerance” policy.    LRT members will be making
posters in support of these children and families (to carry in the march)
this Friday, June 22 at the Solidarity Center (at the Village (1444
E. Holt Ave. in Pomona — Entrance #3 – Classroom 6)
from 12 noon until 2 PM if you are interested in
helping.  ”  The event includes booths, free food and drinks, – —
 a March around 4 blocks — and short speeches focusing
on important issues being faced by our diverse communities.

Invitation to LRT Membership meeting this Saturday at 1 PM

You are invited to the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership meeting this Saturday, June 9 beginning at 1 PM at our offices (the Solidarity Center) at the Village (1444 E. Holt Ave. in Pomona — Entrance #3 – Classroom 6).  This is a membership meeting and we will have applications available for those who have not yet signed up or paid their dues this year.  Since we will be taking votes on important issues, we urge you to become a member. 

 

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

Your Invitation to Latino and Latina Roundtable Meeting this Saturday at 1 PM

This is your invitation to the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership meeting this Saturday, April 21 beginning at 1 PM at our new offices (the Solidarity Center) at the Village (1444 E. Holt Ave. in Pomona — Entrance #3 – Classroom 6).  We ask that you arrive on time because we have a lot to discuss.  Among some of the items: a summary of the Cesar Chavez breakfast and the Pilgrimage and Festival; the upcoming city council meeting in San Dimas regarding SB-54; update on the College for all Coalition pipeline to college efforts; a proposal to head up an immigrant rights forum as part of the Poor People’s campaign, status of rent control petition in Pomona, and our part in upcoming efforts regarding Beautification day at Cesar Chavez Park, May 1,  annual Fernando Pedraza Memorial, and Salinas Farmworker Center opening celebration. 

 

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 for your support

 I am writing to request your support for our 14th  annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast that will take place on Friday, March 30, 2018, 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. As a result of your support, the Latino and Latina Roundtable now has an office and a director for the first time in its history. Although we have no other staff, we continue to sustain the work of our immigrant rights, community development, and education work through the commitment of dozens of volunteers and the resources that are raised from this yearly fundraiser.  In keeping with our grass-roots organizing character, 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 future with justice and equity. 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:  Maria Alonso (Director of the community-based garden Huerta del Valle), Luis Nolasco (Community Engagement and policy Advocate with ACLU), the Pomona Dining Hall Workers (whose historic efforts turned around union-busting and the firing of 17 undocumented workers to vote in UNITE-HERE culminating in a union contract), Maura Ayala (Community Star Award for her consistent organizing efforts in the community), Melanie Andreo, Pomona Unified Garey High School Senior (College Readiness Scholarship for her community engagement efforts and advocacy work on advancing a college pipeline).  In addition, Social Justice Scholarships will be presented to students from the region who exemplify the values of connecting their studies to community engagement and social change.  Attached is the RSVP application that you can mail in.  Please Mail RSVP & payment to: Latino and Latina Roundtable 1460 E Holt Ave, Mailbox 144 Pomona, CA 91767 by March 20.  For questions, call at: (909) 480-6267 or e-mail at breakfast@latinolatinaroundtable.org

 

Jose Zapata Calderon

President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable