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Invitation to LRT Membership Meeting and Forum on Nov. 17

You are invited to the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership meeting on Saturday, November 17 beginning at 1 PM at the Solidarity Center at the Village (1444 E. Holt Ave. in Pomona — Entrance #3 – Classroom 6).  The meeting from 1 -2 will elect the executive board that include the following nominations:  Jose Calderon for President; Angela Sanbrano for Vice President; Kathy Cabrera for Secretary; and Rose Calderon for Treasurer.  After the election at 2 PM, a forum will be held, “Journey for Justice: The California Caravan, Temporary Protective Status, and DACA” by Angela Sanbrano. 

 

Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley

Schedule of LRT mtgs. and events from Nov. 2018 through Dec. 2019

ROUNDTABLE ACADEMY FORUM ON TEMPORARY PROTECTIVE STATUS

Latino and Latina Roundtable Meeting this Saturday, Oct. 20 at 1 PM

You are invited to the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership meeting this Saturday, October 20 beginning at 1 PM at the Solidarity Center at the Village (1444 E. Holt Ave. in Pomona — Entrance #3 – Classroom 6).  In addition to a report from the director and discussion on our efforts in immigrant rights and education issues, we will discuss elections for the Executive Board (President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer) which are scheduled for our November 17 meeting at 1 PM at the Solidarity Center. 

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

Save the Date: LRT Membership Meeting on August 18 at 1 PM

SAVE THE DATE:

You are invited to the next membership meeting of the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership set for Saturday, August 18 beginning at 1 PM at our offices (the Solidarity Center) at the Village (1444 E. Holt Ave. in Pomona — Entrance #3 – Classroom 6).  The membership meeting, in addition to community development and immigrant rights committee reports, will introduce the LRT’s new director, the proposed transition plan, a summary of the TSP caravan, proposed ballot initiative and candidate’s forums, Dia de Los Muertos event plans, November board officer elections, and upcoming College for All Coalition anchor meeting in Pomona. 

 

Jose Zapata Calderon

President of Latino and Latina Roundtable

 

LRT to March in support of Immigrant children as part of Pomona Poor People March and Rally this Sat. June 23

The Latino and Latina Roundtable invites our members and friends to
be part of a contingent in the Poor People’s Campaign March and  Rally
this Saturday, June 23 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Civic Center of
Pomona (Mission and Garey) alongside the NAACP and other organizations.
As part of the theme “Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice,”  The
Latino and Latina Roundtable members will be particularly marching in
support of human rights for the immigrant children who have been
separated from their families and who, this administration has vowed
to continue to detain although public pressure has forced a change in
policy to somehow “keep families together” as part of still
implementing a “zero tolerance” policy.    LRT members will be making
posters in support of these children and families (to carry in the march)
this Friday, June 22 at the Solidarity Center (at the Village (1444
E. Holt Ave. in Pomona — Entrance #3 – Classroom 6)
from 12 noon until 2 PM if you are interested in
helping.  ”  The event includes booths, free food and drinks, – —
 a March around 4 blocks — and short speeches focusing
on important issues being faced by our diverse communities.

Invitation to LRT Membership meeting this Saturday at 1 PM

You are invited to the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership meeting this Saturday, June 9 beginning at 1 PM at our offices (the Solidarity Center) at the Village (1444 E. Holt Ave. in Pomona — Entrance #3 – Classroom 6).  This is a membership meeting and we will have applications available for those who have not yet signed up or paid their dues this year.  Since we will be taking votes on important issues, we urge you to become a member. 

 

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

Your Invitation to Support Day Laborers and Worker Community: Fernando Pedraza Memorial SATURDAY MAY 5th 10am-12pm

Please  join us in celebrating the life of Jose Fernando Pedraza and strength of the day labor community this Saturday, May 5th from 10 am – 12pm at the corner of Arrow and Grove in Rancho Cucamonga.  The Fernando Pedraza Community Coalition is a loose coalition of day laborers, community members, organizers, and students from the Claremont Colleges. The goal of FPCC is to create and maintain a relationship between each group and to create a supportive network for the workers. This coalition aims to continue Fernando Pedraza’s struggle, a day laborer, organizer and leader who strove to make the corner (Arrow and Grove in Rancho Cucamonga) a safe and positive place for workers. We will have music, food, and speakers!  Attached is a flyer with details. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail me or call/text me at (818) 631-5712.

Daniela Alvarenga
Hecker Community Fellow
Day Labor Centers | Pitzer in Ontario
Community Engagement Center
909.607.8183

After raucous meeting, San Dimas won’t become first LA County city to oppose sanctuary state law – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Big victory past midnight as San Dimas city council voted 3-2 against a resolution presented by Councilmember Ryan Vienna to oppose SB-54. A testament to the work of a community-based coalition (that included the Latino and Latina Roundtable, LCLAA, IYC, NAACP, and others) that organized and prepared speakers, wrote an alternative resolution, carried out legal research, mobilized a core of San Dimas residents, gathered petitions, held meetings with the mayor, gathered support from dozens of organizations, and handled the verbal attacks of dozens of right wing militants with discipline and unity.

See Article:

After raucous meeting, San Dimas won’t become first LA County city to oppose sanctuary state law

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