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Farm workers to march 335 miles to CA state capitol for Ag Voting Choice Act

On Wednesday August 3rd, farm workers will launch a 24-day, 335-mile “March for the Governor’s Signature” from the UFW’s historic Delano CA 40 Acres. They will arrive Friday August 26th at the state capitol in Sacramento.Will you join them by…

Farm workers are marching to win the right to vote for a union free from intimidation and threats. This march is to convince Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign the Agricultural Labor Relations Voting Choice Act (AB 2183-Stone). The bill would give more choices to farm workers so they can vote free from intimidation. Farm workers would be able to vote in secret whenever and wherever they feel safe. 

Farm worker leaders voted to march at this critical time and chose to end the march on Friday August 26. This is the day which Gov. Newsom declared “California Farmworker Day”— right after vetoing a similar bill last year. Farm workers say they don’t need empty recognition, the best way to mark this day is to enact this crucial farm worker bill.

The march will begin daily at 7am. Join us then, along the route, or at the rally at the end of the day. On Friday, August 26, join hundreds of farm workers and supporters as we march the last mile from Sacramento’s Southside park to the big finish at the capitol. To see the route for this historic march or peregrinacion — through 24 valley cities and towns — click here.

You can be part of this historic peregrinacion, whether in person or virtually. Click to: sign up to march, attend rallies, sign the petition and/or bookmark the campaign page to learn more stay updated on the latest developments.

PS: In addition, help spread the word about the march by sharing on Twitter and Facebook.

Invitation to Latino and Latina Roundtable Virtual Meeting – Sat., July 23 from 1 -3 pm

This is your invitation to the Latino and Latina Roundtable Membership Meeting this Saturday, July 23 from 1 -3 pm via zoom.  Given some of the increases in covid cases, the membership meeting will be virtual and hope that the next one can be face-to-face or hybrid.  Given that our organizational work has been moving forward in the implementation of our strategic plan, the various committees will give short reports regarding the challenges (or threats) that they are facing, the opportunities in the work of the committee, what has been done up to this point in the work, and where we will be by December.  With the mid-term elections coming up, it is important to connect as much as possible to the conditions that are developing and the challenges and opportunities developing from those conditions.  At the same time, we will look for links between our different areas of work as to how they advance the development of the Latino and Latina Roundtable.  The link for the Saturday meeting is:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89452435261

 

 

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

Topic: LRT Membership Meeting
Time: Jul 23, 2022 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Invitation to People Called to Action March & Rally – Sat., June 25 – lining up at 10 am

The Latino and Latina Roundtable has endorsed the “People Called to Action March & Rally” (see attached flyer) this Saturday beginning with a lining up for the march at 10 AM in front of the Pomona Library (505 S. Garey Ave.).  This March & Rally, led by the Pomona Valley Branch NAACP is part of national actions of the Poor People’s Campaign against structural and systemic injustices (including injustices on issues of housing, immigration, poverty, racism, health care, women and infant mortality, special education, voter suppression, law enforcement, inflation, and the economy).  The LRT will have a banner and core of our members supporting and we ask that you join us.
For those who can join us the day before, we will also meet at the Solidarity Center (1460 E. Holt Ave.) on Friday, June 24 at 2:30 pm to make posters and signs.
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

Latino and Latina Roundtable – Danza Azteca at Washington Park tonight 5/24/22

Hello LRT Members,

Thank you to everyone that joined on at the LRT Membership meeting on Saturday. We had good turnout for this hybrid meeting. Please save the date for the next membership meeting happening Saturday, July 23rd from 1-3 pm. There will be a zoom option for the next meeting as well.
We invite you to join us tonight @ 7:30 pm for Danza Azteca @ Washington Park inside the Community Center.  
Washington Park
865 E. Grand Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767
7:30-9:00 pm

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
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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

 

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