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Invitation to LRT Membership Meeting at 1 PM 5/21/2022 at Solidarity Center

You are invited to the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership meeting this Saturday, May 21 from 1 to 3 PM at the Solidarity Center  (1460 E. Holt Avenue – Room 6) in Pomona.  It is the first in-person meeting in awhile but will also be offering a zoom option for those out of the area.  The zoom link is:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84318031583

 

Latino and Latina Roundtable Org. is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: LRT Membership Meeting
Time: May 21, 2022 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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nvitation to Presentation by Artist and Muralist Paul Botello today – May 4 at 4:10 PM

You are invited to a virtual presentation by Muralist and artist PAULBOTELLO as part of my class, Rural and Social Movements, this Wednesday, May 4 from 4:10 PM – 5:15.  You can come to the class at Pitzer in Fletcher Hall 104 or connect in with this zoom link here (and below): https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/86987777594

His presentation will include how he has used art as a means of raising consciousness about the contributions of our Mexican and Immigrant-origin communities and how art can be used to advance social movements and democratic spaces for change.  PaulBotello was born and raised in East Los Angeles. He earned a BA and an MFA from Cal State University, Los Angeles. He teaches art in the LAUSD school system and has taught, in the past, at Pitzer College. In 1994 he traveled to Berlin, Germany where he collaborated on a giant mural titled “Global Chessboard.” Other recently completed murals include “Citizens of the World” at Esperanza School, and “In Unison” at the Maravilla Housing Facility. He also completed a large-scale mural on the Metro Gold Line construction fence that was located at First Street and Soto. Portions of the mural can now be found at the Pueblo del Sol Community Center in East Los Angeles. He has painted a number of murals in the Inland Empire region in collaboration with student and community participants including: five murals on the Pitzer campus, a mural at the Pomona Day Labor Center, one at Vina Danks school in Ontario, and five murals at Cesar Chavez Park in Pomona.  Botello lives and works in East Los Angeles and exhibits his work locally, nationally, and internationally.

Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CHLT-153 Rural and Urban Social Movements class
Time: May 4, 2022 02:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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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
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Website:  www.josezcalderon.com

 

Your invitation to the 15th Annual Fernando Pedraza Memorial and Community Celebration on May 5 from 8 am – 10 am

This is your invitation to the 15th Annual Fernando Pedraza Memorial and Community Celebration which will take place on Thursday, May 5th on the corner of Arrow Highway and Grove Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga from 8 am – 10 am.  The day laborers and community will gather between 8 am and 8:30 am with a breakfast and a prayer, ceremony, speakers, music, and a teatro between 8:30am and 10 am.   The memorial and celebration will commemorate the life of Fernando Pedraza and other day laborers who have recently passed away.

On Cinco de Mayo (May 5th), 2007, a spontaneous demonstration by the Minutemen against day laborers on the corner of Arrow Highway and Grove Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga, ended with the death of day laborer leader Jose Fernando Pedraza.  Fifty-seven year old Pedraza died at the corner where he waited on a daily basis for one-day jobs.  It is also the corner where Pedraza organized other day laborers to defend their rights.  In 2002, Pedraza was part of a court case against the City of Rancho Cucamonga who wanted to enforce a law disallowing day laborers to gather on the street.  In the recent months before his death, Pedraza had attended several meetings of the Rancho Cucamonga city council to support his fellow day laborers so that they could have a job center where they could be safe from hate-based attacks and traffic accidents.

Pedraza, a Mexican immigrant and a father of five daughters and the grandfather of seven, was killed at 1 P. M. on May 5, 2007 when an SUV, that hit a car in the intersection, rolled onto the sidewalk where day laborers were gathered.  On any other day, the day laborers would have left by the noon hour.  On this day, the day laborers stayed because the Minutemen showed up to protest the day laborer corner.

The Fernando Pedraza Memorial and Community Celebration is supported by the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, Latino and Latina Roundtable, National Day Labor Organizing Network, Pitzer Center for Community Engagement, the Latino Student Union, and Radio Jornalera.

Contact:  Fanelly Millan at 909-446-9068

Fanelly Millán

Pomona Economic Opportunity Center
Inland Empire Coordinator 
(909) 397- 4215

Support Working! A Musical directed by Alma Martinez – Closing Weekend @ University of La Verne

Please support “Working: A Musical,” with a cast directed by Alma Martinez, who we have known as a creative and community-based actress and director (as far back as the days when she was in Zoot Suit and part of Teatro Campesino). Upcoming performances are on April 28, 29,and 30th at 7 pm and on May 1 (International Worker’s Day) at 2 pm – at the Daley Theatre (1950 3rd street) in LaVerne.
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

 

Invitation to Pomona City Councilperson John Nolte on Well-Being Economy this Wed., April 27 at 4 PM

Pomona City Councilperson John Nolte will speak on the meaning of the “well-being economy,” how it is being implemented in various parts of the country, and how it can advance the future of Pomona in advancing human potential, health, and well-being.  The presentation will be made to the Rural and Urban Social Movements class on April 27 at 4 pm.  Anyone outside the class who is interested can connect virtually at this link: 

https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/86987777594

In John’s own words:  “This pathway is new. Our economy needs to change to put people first. We can and must start here. The cooperative model makes workers into owners, it substitutes cooperation for competition, it lifts leaders, thinkers, and problem solvers in our community who today are beat down by exploitation, overwork, and mistreatment.    The LRT Wellbeing Proposal is a down payment on a better, brighter, vibrant local economy where local workers have the means to stay and raise their families in dignity; where local spending, hiring, and a future network of interconnected cooperatives multiply the power of every dollar; where our people and our City build wealth to sustain us through pandemics and any other curveball the universe might throw at us.”

Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CHLT-153 Rural and Urban Social Movements class
Time: Apr 27, 2022 02:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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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

 

 

Latino and Latina Roundtable Announcements Week of April 19-23rd

Hello LRT Members and Friends,

Hope you had a restful weekend. Here are the updates and announcements for this week! As always, please email or call if you have any questions (909) 480-6267. Please scroll down to see all the fliers.
Save the Date for the next LRT Membership Meeting on 5/21 @ the LRT Office in Pomona, CA  from 1-3 pm. We will also have an option to participate via zoom.
Upcoming events- 
1. Community Dialogues with Pitzer College 4/19  (zooms)
2. Danza Azteca 4/19 Washington Park, Pomona
3. En Confianza 4/20 Facebook Live
4. Dia del Niñe  4/30 @ MLK Park in Pomona, CA
5. LRT Membership meeting 5/21 @ 1 pm at the Solidarity Center

Invitation From LRT and PUSD to presentation on Community Schools, Apr. 14, 4:30 PM INVITACION: PRESENTACION SOBRE ESCUELAS COMUNITARIAS

The Latino and Latina Roundtable, in partnership with Pomona Unified School District, invites you to a webinar presentation on Community Schools’ implementation in the school district this Thursday, April 14 from 4:30 – 6 PM.  This webinar is a follow-up to ongoing discussions on how community schools, with community-based partnerships, can help in creating the conditions for students to excel at the highest levels possible.  Attached, in the flyer, you will find the link to the webinar.  

Nuestra organisacion, Latino y Latina Roundtable, en coalicion con el distrito de Pomona Unified, los invita a un seminario virtual sobre la implementacion de “Escuelas Comunitarias en el distrito” este Jueves, 14 de Abril de 4:30 pm a 6:00 pm.Este seminario virtual es parte de varias juntas que han discutido en como escuelas comunitarias, en junto con organisaciones de la comunidad, pueden ayudar en crear las condiciones para que nuestros estudiantes pueden llegar a los mas altos niveles de exito en nuestras escuelas.Para el codigo de accesso, por favor consulte los folletos en ingles y español.

 Jose Calderon

Krystana Walks-Harper

Maria Galvan

Diana Marmolejo-Reymundo

Maria Garcia

Julissa Espinoza

Estela Ballon

Melanie Andreo

Roberta Perlman

Ion Puschila

Oscar Segovia

Jesus Altamirano

Rosa Martha Zarate on Immigrant and Bracero Rights – Wednesday, April 13 at 3:20 pm

Music, Writing, and Organizing for Immigrant and Bracero Rights: The Activism of Rosa Martha Zarate 

Rosa Martha Zarate, an organizer of immigrant workers and a musician who has given concerts in Central and South America (including Portugal and the United States) will present in Professor Jose Calderon’s Rural and Urban Social Movements class in Fletcher 104 at 3:20 pm on Wednesday, April 13. For those interested, you can also connect by zoom at: https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/86987777594

  Rosa Martha will draw on her own life in making the connections between her use of popular education and the art of music to community-based organizing and cross-border social movements in Latin America and the barrios of the Southwest.  She will also connect to her recent book Our Grandfathers Were Braceros” highlighting her support, in the last 20 years of the binational social movement of ex-Braceros.  The purpose of her book, as she has shared, is the recovery of historical memory in accompaniment of former bracero grandparents and the relatives of those who have already disappeared in their fight for justice.  Rosa Martha is the cofounder of Libreria del Pueblo, Inc., the cofounder of Calpulli, an international leader in fighting for the rights of bracero workers, and an organizer in advancing alternative economy projects in Indigenous and peasant communities in the US and Mexico.  The presentation is open to those who are interested and made possible by support from Campus Life. 

 

Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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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