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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




Support Salinas Farm Workers

Inland Empire Committee in Support of Salinas Farm Worker Center

613 N. Northcape Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773


We are reaching out to you to ask for your support of the United Farm Workers in its efforts to build a “Salinas Farm Worker Center” in the Salinas Valley which was a dream of Cesar Chavez.  We are a group, named the Inland Empire Committee in Support of the Salinas Farmworker Center, who is comprised of individuals that have been members or supported the UFW over the years.


In the 1970’s the Salinas Valley saw the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history resulting in the jailing of Cesar Chavez for two weeks but ultimately winning higher wages for grape and lettuce farm workers. In 1997, 30,000 marched in that area for strawberry workers and there are today 65,000 farm worker families in the Salinas area.  The new Farm Worker Center would allow farm workers to meet, learn and receive vital services, such as immigration legal services and Know Your Rights information provided by the UFW Foundation. Now, farm workers themselves have contributed to buy a building in downtown Salinas.


As part of our contribution to support this effort, we are holding 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 $35 for single and $50 for a couple. Please RSVP to Rose Calderon by October 1 at 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. You can also send a donation to this same address even if you cannot attend. Attached is a Salinas Farm Worker Center Contribution Form if you wish to donate more. For a tree of justice, a leaf is $350 and a rock or fruit is $500. For those contributing to the Tree of Justice or the Black Eagle Honor Wall for this event, the cost of the dinner will be included. For information, call Jerry Ryan at 909-816-1187 or Jose Calderon at 909-952-1640.




Committee Members in Support of Salinas Farmworker Center

Protest Rally- No New Bracero Program! Friday, Sept 8

The UNITED FARMWORKERS UNION & supporters will be conducting a protest THIS FRIDAY, SEPT. 8, 11:00 AM at CONGRESSMAN PETE AGUILAR’s DISTRICT OFFICE, @ 685 E. CARNEGIE DRIVE, SAN BERNARDINO, CA., ( near HOSPITALITY LANE ) as a result of Congressman Aguilar’s support of an expansion of the horrific H2A law. The H2A law is VERY SIMILAR to the old, draconian ‘ BRACERO PROGRAM’ which was a near ‘slave labor’ system wherein scrupulous growers had a unending supply of low wage, docile work force that were FORCED to work for one particular grower, even when the grower would NOT honor the minimum provisions called for. CESAR CHAVEZ & DOLORES HUERTA successfully lobbied congress in the early sixties to eliminate the BRACERO PROGRAM but the proposed expansion of H2A ( which is currently allowable only under certain circumstances ) would open the flood gates once again, going from temporary to year round and also apply to dairies, which are currently not included. ALL INTERESTED IN FAIRNESS FOR FARMWORKERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND !

Flyer attached


Facebook Event Link:



Protest Rally- Shame on Congressman Pete Aguilar!                                          

Friday, September 8th

11 AM

685 E Carnegie Dr, San Bernardino

Your invitation to rally and press conference on DACA decision — Pomona City Hall on Wednesday

You are invited to a press conference and community-based rally in support of DACA recipients in our area and in response to the DACA decision.  The event will take place at Pomona City Hall (505 S. Garey Ave. in Pomona) on Wednesday, September 6 at 5:30 PM.  The Press Conference and Rally, led by the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley, will include representatives from the Pomona City Council, Pomona Unified School District, Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, NAACP, Claremont Colleges, LaVerne University, Mt. SAC Community College, Immigrant Youth Coalition, MECHA, Latino Student Union, Pomona Valley Democratic Club,  community-based immigrant lawyers, DACA students, and other community-based organizations and leaders.


Save the date: LRT Membership Mtg. on Sat., Aug 5 at 1 PM

To:  LRT Members and friends:


Please place on your calendar:  The next meeting of the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership meeting will take place on Saturday, August 5 at 1 PM at the Pitzer College Broad Center (1050 N. Mills Ave) in Room 208.  The meeting will include the status of plans for an LRT office, the implementation plan as part of coalition efforts for k-12 and public higher education. immigrant rights organizing — and reports on our recent meeting with the Daily Bulletin and educational meetings and visits with legislators.


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


Invitation to Latin@ Roundtable Meeting on Saturday, June 17th

This is your invitation to the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership meeting on Saturday, June 17 at 1 PM at the Pitzer College Broad Center (1050 N. Mills Ave) in Room 208.  The June 17th meeting will include updated reports from committees on the work that has taken place and plans for our organizing efforts this summer and fall.  We will also discuss an upcoming meeting with the Daily Bulletin on June 19th  and a visit to the Village in Pomona to look at a possible office for the organization.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting on the 17th.


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


CLC June 10 Summit Information and Parking

The summit is taking place at the main campus at ELAC, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterrey Park, CA 91754,  Campus Student Center F5 201 Multipurpose Room. Park at parking structure 3 (parking is free) entrance at Avenida Cesar Chavez. Registration starts at 8am the program starts at 9am.

Do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions (323) 371-7305. See you mañana.


Angela Sanbrano





June 10, 2017


East Los Angeles College

                                                            1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez

                                                            Monterey Park, CA 91754


                                                            Campus Student Center

                                                            F5 201 Multipurpose Room


                                                            9:00a.m.- 5:30p.m.Program





                                    Centro Community Service Organization (CSO)

                                                      Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)

                                                      East Los Angeles College Dream Resource Center

                                                      East Los Angeles College Non-Traditional Student Union

                                                      East Yard Comunities

                                                      Eastside Greens

                                                      EXIDE Community and Workers Committee

                                                      Freedom Road Socialist Organization

                                                      Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacionales (FIOB)

                                                      GI Forum

                                                      Hermandad Mexicana “La Original”

                                                      Hermandad Mexicana Transnacional

                                                      Red Mexicana de Lideres y Organizaciones Migrantes (RedMX)

                                                      Latino Latina Roundtable of the Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys

                                                      LA Tenants Union

                                                      Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Sacramento (LACLAA)

                                                      Leaque of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)


                                                      Mundo Maya Foundation

                                                      National Lawyers Guild (NLG)

                                                      Office of Councilman Gil Cedillo

                                                      Proyecto Mexico Migrante

                                                      Southwest Voter Education Project (SVREP)

                                                      San Fernando Valley Greens

                                                      Teatro Urbano

                                                      Union de Vecinos

                                                      William C. Velasquez Institute (WCVI)






                                         JUNE 10, 2017




8:00 a.m.         Registration

                        Campus Student Center F5-201 Multipurpose Room


9:00 a.m.         Prayer

                        Father Richard Estrada



Kenia Alcocer, American Federation of Teachers, Union de Vecinos, ELAC

Angela Sanbrano, California Latino Congreso


9:30 a.m.         Keynote Speakers

                        Former Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa

City Councilmember, Gil Cedillo

Green Party, Kenneth Mejia


10:00 a.m.       Strategy Panel

                        Moderator: Nativo Lopez, Hermandad Mexicana “La Original”

Shiu-Ming Cheer, National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

John Sermeño, EXIDE, Community and Worker’s Committee

Genesys Sanchez, Student, ELAC

Sol Marquez, Centro Community Service Organization (CSO)

Al Rojas, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LACLAA)

Jose Calderon, Latino Latina Roundtable of the Pomona, San Gabriel Valleys

Odilia Romero, Frente Indigena Oaxaqueno Binacional (FIOB)

Father Alejandro Solalinde, Hermanos en El Camino, Ixtepec, Oaxaca


12:00 p.m.       Lunch (F5-201 Multipurpose Room


Baile Folklorico: Hermandad Mexicana Transnacional



1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Workshops


  1. Know Your Rights: Grassroots Empowerment and Organizing (E3-257)

Moderator: Gilbert Saucedo, National Lawyers Guild (NLG)

Claudia Bedolla, Latino Latina Roundtable of the Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys

Ken Montenegro, National Lawyers Guild (NLG)

Angelica Dueñas, San Fernando Valley Greens

Jose J. Gonzalez, Media Health Technologies


  1. Empowering Our Communities at the Local, State and National Level;

            Response to Executive Orders; Is State Sactuary an Option? ( E3-150)

Moderator: Nativo Lopez, Hermandad Mexicana “La Original”

Shiu-Ming Cheer, National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

Maria Alejandra Cabrales, DACA Student, Hamilton High School

Claudia Blauser, Non-Traditional Student Union, ELAC

Maria Galleta, United Deported Veterans;Deported Mothers in Action


III.       Challenges Border Walls and Bans that Divide Communities (E3-157)

            Moderator: Jesus Vargas, Proyecto Mexico Migrante

            Father Solalinde, Founder, Hermanos en El Camino, Ixtepec, Oaxaca

Hugo Castro, Border Angels

Ericka Perez Campos, Secretaria Movimientos Sociales, Movimiento Ciudadano

Luis Manuel Antuñez Oviedo, Abogado del Dr. Mireles, Founder of Self Defense                                                                                                                        Committees, Michoacan

Mattie Conway, Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador(CISPES)


  1. Fight Back Against Ice and Police Abuse (F5-213)

Moderator: Carlos Montes, Centro CSO

Sol Marquez, Freedom Road Socialist Organization

Estela Rodriguez, Centro CSO, Mother of Edwin Rodriguez

Juan Mendes and Josefina Rizo, Centro CSO, Parents of Jose “Peruzzi” Mendez

Edna Monroy, ICE Out of LA


V          Building Multi Racial-Multi Ethnic Coalitions (F5-209)

Moderator: Jose Calderon, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a Latino/a                  Studies, Pitzer College; President of the Latino Latina Roundtable of the Pomona San                      Gabriel Valleys

Ameena Qazi, National Lawyers Guield (NLG)

Nap Pempena, Anakbayan-LA

Jeanette Ellis-Royston, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People                                                                                                    (NAACP) Pomona Chapter

Odilia Romero, Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacional (FIOB)

Amy Chong, Student, ELAC


  1. Voter Empowerment and Citizenship (E3-255)

Moderator:   Jaime Rodriquez, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Howard Hernandez, GI Forum

Rose Rangel, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), Los Angeles

Gonzalo Santos Ph.D, Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology, CSUB;

Kern Coalition for Citizenship

Sergio Hernandez, Southwest Voter Registration Project (SVREP)

Mario Beltran, Eastside Cities Leadership Network


VII.      Building a Student Movement: A Chicano/Latino Perspective (F5-211)

Moderator: Genesys Sanchez, ELAC

Christopher Cruz, ELAC, Eastside Greens

Ginelie Mendieta, San Fernando Valley Greens

Daniel Ortiz, ELAC Student

Jenniffer Cervantes, ELAC, Student

Lorenzo Osterheini, Pasadena City College; SDS

Faby Jacome, Orange County Immigrant Youth United

2:45 p.m.         Break


3:00 p.m.         Teatro Urbano F5-201 Multipurpose Room


3:30 p.m.         Workshops Report Back. Present Resolutions. F5-201 Multipurpose Room


5:00 p.m.         Danza, Santa Maria Nenetzintla, Puebla, Mexico F5-201 Multipurpose Room


5:30 p.m.         Adjournment



2016 Interview – ASA speaks with retired sociologist Jose Calderon

ASA speaks with retired sociologist Jose Calderon at the 2016 ASA Annual Meeting on August, 2016, in Seattle, WA. Calderon talks about what it means to “do sociology,” how he uses sociology in his work, highlights of his work in the field, the relevance of sociological work to society, and his advice to students interested in entering the field.

Invitation to the California Latino Congreso Summit at ELAC on June 10

You are invited to the California Latino Congreso (CLC) on June 10, 2017  June 10, 2017 at East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754 from 8:00am-6:00pm. to unify and empower the communities affected by the racist, xenophobic and anti-immigrant policies of President Trump.  The Latino and Latina Roundtable is one of the endorsers and various members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable board will participate on panels and workshops.

Angela Sanbrano

On June 10, 2017, the California Latino Congreso (CLC)  and the East Los Angeles College (ELAC) will host the June 10th Statewide Summit to unify and empower the communities affected by  the racist, xenophobic and anti-immigrant policies of President Trump.

The summit will bring together students, organizations, activists, church, scholar, elected officials and other members of the Mexican/Chicano/Latino/Indigenous community and allies to develop a Local, State, National and International Plan of Action to combat President Trump’s repressive policies.

The ELAC summit will build upon several planning meetings that have taken place in Los Angeles, CSU San Bernardino, UC Riverside which support students to successfully pursue their aspirations for a better future for themselves, their community the state of California,  the May Day  mobilization, the General Strike and in particular the efforts for the state of California to become a  Sanctuary State.

The summit objectives are to: 1) Develop a plan of action to defeat Trump’s agenda in California; 2) Build the California Latino Congreso as a strong united front to resist Trump’s agenda; 3) Build a strong movement to promote a progressive binational, Mexico-US and transnational agenda; 4) Build a strong, broad, multiethnic, multiracial movement capable of responding to the racist, anti-immigrant, neo-facist policies of the Trump Administration.

The summit is designed to share knowledge and promote debate among the participants by introducing and adopting Resolutions focusing on City, State, Federal legislation on immigration policy, grassroots resistance to oppressive immigration policies, voter empowerment, youth empowerment and DACA defense and fight back against ICE and police abuse,  that would serve as a roadmap for strategies  for short, medium and long term course of action to defeat the Trump agenda.

The California Latino Congreso is part of a National Coalition of organizations founded in 2006 made up of immigrant rights organizations, civil rights, and human rights organizations, students, women rights, anti-war, environmental rights, LGBTQ, labor unions and organizations working against police brutality and for social justice.

The Summit will take place June 10, 2017 at East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterrey Park, CA 91754 from 8:00am-6:00pm.