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Invitation from Professor James Mestaz: Film Screening and Discussion this Thursday

 

Invitation to Film:  Latino: The Changing Face of America with filmmaker Roxanne Frias – Nov. 16 – 6:30 – 8:30 PM (Claremont McKenna College Kravis Center Lower Court 62) Panel responders include James Mestaz, Jose Calderon, Tomas Sandoval, Martha Gonzalez, and Tony Jimenez.

James V. Mestaz

Visiting Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow

History Department

Claremont Mckenna College

Inivtation DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ENCUENTROS EVENT 11/11 – with food, ceremony, and music

Come and join us this Saturday November 11 from 5:30pm-10pm at the Pitzer Grove House (1001 Service Road in Claremont) to give thanks to all our workers and community members from the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, the Latino and Latina Roundtable, and Pitzer College . We will be placing a plaque in memory of the community members and workers who have passed away from our Pitzer familia at 5:30 PM (in the worker garden behind the Pitzer Grove House) – particularly remembering dining hall, facilities, and housekeeper workers that have passed away. After the ceremony, we will be serving food and we will also be having a live Latin Jazz band performing (with Pitzer alumnus Joaquin Calderon playing on congas).  Please come — send this notice to your listserv — invite others —  and bring a friend or family member! Hope to see you all there!

Symposium on Trump and the Challenge to Democracy this Saturday

FLIRTING WITH FASCISM?  TRUMP and THE CHALLENGE TO DEMOCRACY

 

 Presented by

The American Institute for Progressive Democracy

Co-Sponsors

Pomona College Politics Department

Claremont Graduate University Department of Politics and Government

Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement

 

When:     Saturday, November 4,  2017,  8:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.

        Where:    Rose Hills Theatre at Pomona College

(Located under Smith Student Center)

170 E. Sixth St., Claremont CA 91711

 

          Understanding Fascism                                                       8:30 a.m.

             Dylan John Riley, Prof of Sociology, U.C.-Berkeley

Heather Williams, Assoc. Prof. of Politics, Pomona College

Colin Beck, Assoc. Prof. of Sociology, Pomona College

 

          The Age of Trump and the Rise of Authoritarianism         10:45 a.m.

             Stephen Rohde,  Constitutional Lawyer, Past Chair of ACLU Foundation of So. Calif.

Ryan Lenz, Senior Writer, Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project

 

          Saving Democracy in the Age of Trump                             1:00 p.m.

             Peter Dreier, Clapp Distinguished Prof. of Politics, Occidental College

Jose Z. Calderon, Prof Emeritus Sociology and Chicano/a & Latino/a Studies, Pitzer College

Claudia Strauss, Prof. of Anthropology, Pitzer College

                                        

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC                                LIGHT REFRESHMENTS 

 

Detailed List of Speakers and Discussants by Section

Session 1 – Understanding Fascism

             Speakers:

                           Dylan John Riley, Prof of Sociology, U.C.-Berkeley

Heather Williams, Assoc. Prof. of Politics, Pomona College

             Discussant:

Colin Beck, Assoc. Prof. of Sociology, Pomona College

 

Session 2 – The Age of Trump and the Rise of Authoritarianism

             Speakers:

                           Stephen Rohde, Constitutional Lawyer, Past Chair of ACLU Foundation of So. Calif.

Ryan Lenz, Senior Writer, Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project

             Discussants:

                           Dylan John Riley, Prof of Sociology, U.C.-Berkeley

Jose Calderon, Prof Emeritus Sociology and Chicano/a & Latino/a Studies, Pitzer College

Peter Dreier, Clapp Distinguished Prof. of Politics, Occidental College

 

Session 3 – Saving Democracy in the Age of Trump

             Speakers:

                           Peter Dreier, Clapp Distinguished Prof. of Politics, Occidental College

Jose Z. Calderon, Prof Emeritus Sociology and Chicano/a & Latino/a Studies. Pitzer College

Claudia Strauss, Prof. of Anthropology, Pitzer College

             Discussants:

                           Ryan Lens, Senior Writer, Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project

Stephen Rohde, Constitutional Lawyer, Past Chair of ACLU Foundation of So. Calif.

             Joining in Final Q&A:

Dylan Riley, Prof of Sociology, U.C.-Berkeley

Heather Williams, Assoc. Prof. of Politics, Pomona College

Colin Beck, Assoc. Prof. of Sociology, Pomona College

 

             

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Your personal invitation to Dia de Los Muertos Celebration (LRT) – November 5, 2017

This is your personal invitation to join us in our annual community-based celebration of Dia de Los Muertos at the dA Center for the Arts on Sunday, November 5, 3 -6 PM at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona.  We are writing to you personally to bring an item (picture, food, drink, or other items — to include in the altar – as part of our collective effort to remember our loved ones).  

Please join Latino/a Roundtable on November 5, 2017, to Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos at the dA Center for the Arts.  This event is open to our members and the public or all ages.  We will have entertainment, food and art projects for the youth to create as well as face painting for all.  We will have a ceremony to celebrate the lives of those  who  have passed.   Those who are no longer with us but whose spirit or meaning or contributions continue to live today.  To ensure that our ceremony is a success, please bring an item (picture, food ,drink or other items you want to add to the altar to remember your loved ones.  The event is from 3-6 p.m. at 252 Main Street, Pomona.
Rose Calderon
Latino/a Roundtable

Scapegoating Immigrants: League of Women Voters

 Fall Food for Thought 
Resisting Immigrant Scapegoating
  
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Alexander Hughes Center, Padua Room
1700 Danbury Road, Claremont
Reservations: $40 each
Light refreshments Served

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Or call the office at the number below for a reservation and to pay at the door:
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League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area
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Unit Discussion: Single Payer Healthcare
Guest Speaker: Rachel Forrester-Ambroccio
Thursday, October 26, 2017,
9:30 AM, Mt. San Antonio Gardens
875 Bonita Ave., Pomona
and
7:00 PM, Garner House Living Room
840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.,Claremont
Village Venture Booth
Saturday, October 28th, 9 AM – 5 PM
Location: Harvard and First Street
Please stop by to say hello and check out our voter information.
Volunteers still needed. Call the LWV office if interested.
League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area, PO Box 1532, Claremont, CA 91711
Sent by league@claremont.ca.lwvnet.org in collaboration with
Constant Contact

Latina/o Roundtable Meeting this Saturday, Oct. 14 at 1 PM

The next meeting of the Latino and Latina Roundtable will be held on Saturday, October 14th at 1 PM in the Pitzer College Broad Center Room 208 (1050 North Mills Avenue in Claremont).  One of the main items of the agenda will be to nominate members, from our membership, for seven director positions on the board of directors.  In addition to the nomination process, we will also discuss the status of our new office, status of selecting a director for the organization, the I. D. Equality petition, College for all Coalition, and upcoming LRT activities (Dia de los Muertos at the dA Center on November 5).

 

 

Jose Zapata Calderon

President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley

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

Recent Articles on Support efforts of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

Articles on recent Latino and Latina Roundtable support of immigrant rights efforts:

RALLY AT POMONA CITY HALL IN SUPPORT OF DACA RECIPIENTS
“The message in Pomona
– made clear in a news
conference and rally organized
by the Latina/Latino Roundtable…
of Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys
the day after the announcement
in Washington – was that
Pomona will be here for them.”
“On behalf of the City of Pomona,
let me make this clear –
we want to welcome all of you,
this is your home, and I can
say unequivocally that the City
of Pomona supports its DACA
family,” Pomona Mayor Tim
Sandoval told a crowd of more
than 200 speaking from the steps
of the City Council Chambers.
“It’s unconscionable, it’s unimaginable,
it’s unreasonable,
it’s immoral that in 2017 we’re
having this conversation and that
we have to come together.”

 

http://www.lanuevavoz.net/Issues/170927-september-issue.pdf

 

http://www.dailybulletin.com/2017/09/06/pomona-rallies-in-support-of-daca-recipients/

 

http://www.dailybulletin.com/2017/09/23/how-a-pomona-group-is-helping-daca-recipients/

 

http://www.dailybulletin.com/2017/09/19/daca-renewal-clinic-planned-for-pomona/

 

 

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

RSVP for Salinas Farmworker Event

RE:  Inland Empire Salinas Farmworker Support

We have sent you a request for support before — and now we are getting to the deadline of RSVP’s and getting people to support the Salinas Farmworker Fundraiser.  First, we request that you RSVP if you have not.  Secondly, we would like to ask you, as a farmworker supporter,  to help us by making one last effort to get your contacts to RSVP by sending them a personal message through e-mail, text, facebook, and phone call.  This is also to remind you of the last organizing meeting of the IE Salinas Farmworker Center Support Committee before the fundraiser (set for Sunday, October 8 at 1 PM at the Pitzer College Broad Center Room 208 – 1050 N. Mills Ave.).

Again, I am writing to ask for your support of a fundraiser Tardeada on Sunday, October 15 (beginning at 2 PM) at the home of Jerry Ryan (410 Lemonwood Ave. in Redlands, CA).  Our special guests will be Arturo Rodriguez, national president of the UFW and UFW co-founder and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta.  The cost for the dinner is very affordable at $35 for single and $50 for a couple.  Please RSVP to Rose Calderon by October 1 at calderon.rose@gmail.com and send your checks (only cash or checks will be accepted), made out in the name of the United Farm Workers to ATT: Rose Calderon, 613 N. Northcape Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773.   This fundraiser is for the purpose of building a “Salinas Farm Worker Center” in the Salinas Valley which was a dream of Cesar Chavez.  In the past, the UFW has always supported our efforts in this region and now they are asking for our support.  At a minimal level, I would like to ask for your support by participating in the October 15th Tardeada (and if you cannot attend – sending in a donation).  If you wish to donate more, a let

ter and a contribution form are attached which explain how you can have your name (or that of someone else whom you want to honor) on the Tree of Justice at the Center when it opens.  My purpose in writing this personal note is to have you attend the Tardeada which I can assure will be a moving experience with the honored guests, a dinner, and the music of the community-based band Son Real.

 

 

Jose Zapata Calderon

Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies

President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

1050 North Mills Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711-6101

(909) 952-1640

 Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu

Website:  www.josezcalderon.com

 

Inland Empire Committee letter in Support of Salinas Farm Worker Center

Salinas FW Center Donation form (English)

DACA Renewal Clinic at Village @ Indian Hill in Pomona this Saturday

This is your invitation to DACA Renewal Clinic on September 23 from 10 A. M. – 1 PM at The Village @ Indian Hill 1460 E. Holt Blvd. in Pomona, CA. 

There is a need for volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering, the training for the volunteers to learn how to complete the forms will be on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6pm in the Parent Center on the Second floor of the PUSD Education Center, 800 S. Garey Avenue.  Parking will be in the rear of the building.  Please enter off of Gibbs, between 7th and 9th.

Volunteers are also needed for setup on Friday, September 22, at 5pm at the Village Conference Center, 1460 E Holt Ave.  We will go over logistics for the following day.

The Main Event is on Saturday, September 23.  Please meet at the Village Conference Center, 1460 E. Holt Ave, at 8 am to complete setup.  For More information, call 909-397-4215.  See the Attached flyers in English and Spanish.

The Sponsors:  Pomona Unified School District, Latino and Latina Roundtable, Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, City of Pomona, State Senator Connie Leyva, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, NAACP Pomona Valley Chapter, Supervisor Hilda Solis, CA Indivisible 35, and College Community Action Network