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Ordinance on SB-54 before Pomona city council on Monday

Tremendous organizing effort by the Ice Out of Pomona Coalition in collaborating with the Pomona City Council in passing the first reading of this ordinance which will undoubtedly be a model for other cities in California to follow.  The Latino and Latina Roundtable, as part of the Ice Out of Pomona Coalition, call on your support now on December 18 (at 6 PM) at Pomona City Hall when the Pomona City Council will vote on an  “An Ordinance of the City Council to Comply With the Requirements of the California Values Act in Order to Preserve Public Safety.  Where:  Pomona City Hall  When:  Dec. Dec. 18   Time:  show up no later than 6 pm to get a good seat inside the city council chambers.  :

 

http://www.dailybulletin.com/2017/12/11/pomona-council-gives-first-approval-to-sanctuary-state-compliance-measure/

 

http://www.dailybulletin.com/2017/12/11/pomona-council-gives-first-approval-to-sanctuary-state-compliance-measure/

 

 

 

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

To LRT Members: Ice Out of Pomona Coalition ordinance is on the Council Agenda!

The Latino and Latina Roundtable, as part of the Ice Out of Pomona Coalition, invites our members to join us at the Pomona City Council in support of “An Ordinance of the City Council to Comply With the Requirements of the California Values Act in Order to Preserve Public Safety (see the attached city council agenda).  The Introduction and First Reading of this Ordinance will take place this Monday, November 11 and the actual vote will take place on Dec. 18.  We are not organizing in a big way for Dec. 11 since this is primarily for the introduction and urge our members not to post this on social media.  We do ask that you start preparing for Dec. 18th for the actual vote.  In the city council agenda (page 3 and bottom of page 4) , you will find the Latino and Latina Roundtable support letter attached (as well as a letter from lawyer Jim Sanbrano who has been a representative of LRT on the coalition).  Where:  Pomona City Hall  When:  Dec. 11 and Dec. 18   Time:  show up no later than 6 pm to get a good seat inside the city council chambers.

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The Age of Trump and the Rise of Authoritarianism

The Age of Trump and the Rise of Authoritarianism

I like the title of this conference, flirting with Fascism, because what is happening in this country right now – has some vestiges of fascism – although this is not a settled question.  We still have democratic forms and some democratic rights – that we must use to advance a more just and democratic society.  However, what are some of these vestiges?

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Please Welcome Our New LRT Executive Director – Kathy Cabrera

We are excited to introduce our Latino and Latina Roundtable members and friends to our first director, Kathy Cabrera.  Kathy brings to our organization many assets to help us accomplish our goals and sustain or organization for years to come.

 

Kathy grew up in the city of Ontario and graduated from Pitzer College.  While at Pitzer, she was involved in numerous projects including: teaching ESL classes at the Pomona Day Labor Center; coordinating weekly Encuentro meetings between day laborers and students, and helping to organize the La Paz Alternative Spring Break and Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage.  In Pomona, Kathy gathered research and participated in defeating measure T that would have replaced the elections of city councilmembers by district to at-large elections.

 

She was a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in Malaysia; working alongside nonprofit organizations to raise funds for educational programs; and working as a research assistant and recruiter of Spanish-speaking parents at the University of Chicago for a social-emotional study in Chicago Public Schools.

 

In the next few weeks, Latino and Latina Roundtable members will be receiving e-mails and communication from Kathy Cabrera.  She has begun working on organizing our new office space, newsletter, facebook page, website, and files.  She will be handling our administrative responsibilities, fundraising, grant writing, outreach and strengthen communications with our members and community.  With her assistance we are looking forward to sustaining an ongoing organization to fight for social justice, create leadership and to educate our community on issues affecting us along with empowering our community.

 

When you have time, please stop by our new office at 1444 E. Holt Ave. in Pomona (Entrance #3 – Classroom 6)  and introduce yourself to her.

 

 

 

Jose Zapata Calderon

President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

Invitation to Mercado Artisano and Sopa – Nov. 25 at dA Center

Hi everyone, Just wanted to invite you to the Mercado Artisano and Sopa on Saturday, November 25, 2017.  I will be selling my ceramic art and jewelry.  There will be other artists selling their ware as well as local women selling their Pozole and Tamales. This is an Alternative Market of local art and artisans.  Please let your friends and family know of this event.  Hope to see you there.  

 

PS.  50% of the profit of my artwork will be go to social justice organizations/causes

 

 

Rose Calderon

 

Mercardo Artisano and Sopa

The dA Center for the Arts

252 S Main St. Ste D.
Pomona, CA 91766

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