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Urgent: Please RSVP for Saturday meeting

In an effort to get a count on how many of our members will be able to attend the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership meeting this Saturday, November 16th at 1 PM (see the message below), Lina Mira, our director has created an RSVP link.  We really need your involvement at this time as we take up the important task of voting on the seven at-large members for our board.  So please take a moment of your time and complete the RSVP so that we can ensure the percentage of membership required for our board election on Saturday.

Here is the link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PJ79S6Z

To:  Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

As per our by-laws, the Latino and Latina Roundtable will be electing seven at-large members at its membership meeting on Saturday, November 16th to serve on the board for the next two years.  Nominations took place at our General Membership Meeting on Saturday, October 19th (the nominees are listed at the bottom of this message).  Our election meeting will take place  Saturday, November 16 at 1 PM at the Solidarity Center (1460 E. Holt Ave., Entrance #3 – Room 6 in Pomona).   

To be able to vote in the election set for November 16th, you have to be a paid member in good standing (30 days prior to the election).  In order to vote at the November 16th election, you also must be present at the meeting.  If you have been nominated for the board, as a nominee you should be prepared to make a one-minute statement as to your involvement in the Latino and Latina Roundtable and why you want to be on the board.  Any nominee that does not show up to the meeting on Nov. 16th and make a statement will be taken off of the list. We will use computers to vote and a ranked choice system that will be explained at the meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Jose Calderon (Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu) or Angela Sanbrano (sanbranoangela@gmail.com).

The nominees are as follows:

  1. Melanie Andreo
  2. Melissa Ayala
  3. Julissa Espinoza
  4. Maria Galvan
  5. Josue Garcia
  6. John Nolte
  7. Gilda Ochoa
  8. Fabian Pavon
  9. Ion Puschila
  10. Madeline Rios
  11. Alicia Rodriguez
  12. Magdaleno Rose-Avila
  13. Reina Schmitz
  14. Ben Wood
Jose Calderon, President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable
Lina Mira, Director
Latino Latina Roundtable
1460 E Holt Avenue #144
Pomona, CA 91767
(909) 480-6267

 

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Invitation to LRT membership meeting and at-large board election on Nov. 16th

To:  Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

As per our by-laws, the Latino and Latina Roundtable will be electing seven at-large members at its membership meeting on Saturday, November 16th to serve on the board for the next two years.  Nominations took place at our General Membership Meeting on Saturday, October 19th (the nominees are listed at the bottom of this message).  Our election meeting will take place  Saturday, November 16 at 1 PM at the Solidarity Center (1460 E. Holt Ave., Entrance #3 – Room 6 in Pomona).   

To be able to vote in the election set for November 16th, you have to be a paid member in good standing (30 days prior to the election).  In order to vote at the November 16th election, you also must be present at the meeting.  If you have been nominated for the board, as a nominee you should be prepared to make a one-minute statement as to your involvement in the Latino and Latina Roundtable and why you want to be on the board.  Any nominee that does not show up to the meeting on Nov. 16th and make a statement will be taken off of the list.  We will use computers to vote and a ranked choice system that will be explained at the meeting. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jose Calderon (Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu) or Angela Sanbrano (sanbranoangela@gmail.com).

The nominees are as follows:

1.  Melanie Andreo

2.  Melissa Ayala

3.  Julissa Espinoza

4.  Maria Galvan

5.  Josue Garcia

6.  John Nolte

7.  Gilda Ochoa

8.  Fabian Pavon

9.  Ion Puschila

10. Madeline Rios

11. Alicia Rodriguez

12. Magdaleno Rose-Avila

13. Reina Schmitz

14. Ben Wood

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Your invitation to Migrations Conference and Art Installation and Reception

You are invited, (see the message below from Professor Mita Banerjee from IGLAS) to a conference, “Migrations: A Conference on Refugees, Immigration, and Global Movement” on Friday, November 8, 9:30-4 pm, in the McConnell Center, Founders Room at Pitzer College.  Professor Suyapa Portillo and I, Jose Calderon, will be on a panel from 10:15-11:15.  In addition to the invitation below, Professor Banerjee has attached the flyer and the schedule.

I’m pleased to share the attached flyer and schedule with you, for the IGLAS Conference on Friday November 8 (with a noon hour reading by Kenneth E. Miller on Thurs. Nov. 7).  To join us for lunch at the conference on Friday November 8, please send your rsvp to Sandy_Hamilton@pitzer.edu.  Again, the the Migrations Conference is this Friday November 8, from 9:30 AM-4 PM, poster & schedule attached.

I wanted to honor the Interdisciplinary nature of our college, and the fact that my best conference experiences have integrated the humanities and arts along with social and physical sciences, by highlighting a couple of events for you.  Kenneth E. Miller will do a reading from his book War Torn on Thursday Nov. 7, 12-1 PM, Mead Living Room.

With the generous help of Ciara Ennis, Christopher Michno, and Seth Pringle, there will be an art installation of still images from Ken Miller’s film work with Refugee Communities, presented as a photo montage.  This will be located in the Founder’s Room Atrium.  Please join us for a wine and cheese reception in that space, beginning at 4 PM on Friday, for an opportunity to see those photos and chat with conference speakers and fellow attendees.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Mita

Date Change: LRT Membership Meeting changed to Saturday, October 19th at 1 PM at Solidarity Center

This is to inform you that the Latino and Latina Roundtable board has decided to move our meeting (that was originally set for this Saturday, October 12th) to Saturday, October 19th at the same time (1 PM) and the same place (the Solidarity Center (1460 E. Holt Ave., Entrance #3 – Room 6 in Pomona).  This change came as a result of requests from our members who cited that there are three major events in Pomona that day that our members want to attend:  the Pomona 5K, the Indigenous Day at which Dolores Huerta is scheduled to be at, and a “College-Going Families” Day at Cal Poly led by Lorena Marquez and the Pomona Leadership Network.   We support all theses events and will support all of them including Indigenous Day at Ganesha Park from 10 AM to 7 PM.  At our October 19th, we will proceed as planned to take nominations for seven at-large open positions on the LRT board – and you can send in your nomination or that of someone else through e-mail (see the message below).  Remember, you must be a paid member of the organization to nominate and to be able to have a final vote in November election.  If you are not a member but want to become one, please send your request through e-mail to Jose Calderon or Angela by November 17th.

To:  Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

As per our by-laws, the Latino and Latina Roundtable will be electing seven at-large members at its membership meeting on Saturday, November 16th to serve on the board for the next two years.

Nominations will take place at the next General Membership Meeting now scheduled for Saturday, October 19th at 1 PM at the Solidarity Center (1460 E. Holt Ave., Entrance #3 – Room 6 in Pomona).   

If you are interest​ed in running for one of the seven at-large positions or you want to nominate someone, please attend the membership meeting on Saturday, October 19th.    If you cannot attend the meeting and are a member in good standing, you can send in your nomination by October 19th to one of the contacts listed below (Angela, Jose, or Roberto).  Please include a statement as to why you are nominating the person and some background on the nominee and the person’s qualifications.

To be able to vote in the election set for November 16th (or to run for one of the at-large positions), you have to be a paid member in good standing 30 days prior to the election.  Hence, you have until October 17th to fill out an application, send it in, and pay your dues if you have not done so already.

If you have any questions, please contact Jose Calderon (Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu) or Angela Sanbrano (sanbranoangela@gmail.com).

 

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

 

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Latino/a Roundtable Dia De Los Muertos – November 3, 2019

Please join Latino/a Roundtable on November 3, 2019 from 3-7 pm at the dA Center for the Arts to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos.   This is a non-commercial event to remember and celebrate our loved ones.  We will have one central altar where you can bring a picture and/or other items of those who have passed.  Time will be set aside for you to share something about them. Other altars will also be part of this event.  Please bring your family. There will be crafts to create, face painting, dance and food to share.  All are welcomed to join.

Latino and Latina Roundtable Election of Seven At-Large Board Members

As per our by-laws, the Latino and Latina Roundtable will be electing seven at-large members at its membership meeting on Saturday, November 16th to serve on the board for the next two years.

Nominations will take place at the next General Membership Meeting scheduled for Saturday, October 12th at 1 PM at the Solidarity Center (1460 E. Holt Ave., Entrance #3 – Room 6 in Pomona).  If you are interested in running for one of the seven at-large positions or you want to nominate someone, please attend the membership meeting on Saturday, October 12th.    If you cannot attend the meeting and are a member in good standing, you can send in your nomination by October 12th to one of the contacts listed below (Angela, Jose, or Roberto).  Please include a statement as to why you are nominating the person and some background on the nominee and the person’s qualifications.

To be able to vote in the election set for November 16th (or to run for one of the at-large positions), you have to be a paid member in good standing 30 days prior to the election.  Hence, you have until October 17th to fill out an application and pay your dues if you have not done so already.

If you have any questions, please contact Jose Calderon (Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu) or Angela Sanbrano (sanbranoangela@gmail.com) or Roberto de la Cruz (rdlc2046@gmail.com)

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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

Your Invitation from LRT, NAACP, and PUSD for a showing of Documentary: Backpack Full of CASH on Oct. 4th

Join the NAACP Pomona Valley Branch 1085B,

Pomona Unified School District, and the Latino and

Latina Roundtable of the Pomona and San Gabriel Valley for a

Community Documentary — Screening & Discussion on Film Backpack Full of Cash — Narrated by Matt Damon, a feature-length documentary that explores the growing privatization of public schools and exposes the world of corporate-drive education

Friday, October 4, 2019

Doors Open at 6:00 PM and Screening Begins at 6:30 PM – and is a Free Event to the public!

Questions: Contact

Jeanette EllisRoyston @

President@naacppomona-

valley.org

or (909) 620-0433

Indian Hill Village

1460 E. Holt Ave., Pomona, CA 91767

Entrance # 4

Invitation to Building Bridges Project – Fundraiser and Birthday of Jerry Ryan

CELEBRATE  BUILDING BRIDGES and IMMIGRANT RIGHTS

On the 28th of September Immigrant Rights activists, Misael Reyes Honduran Asylum petitioner, Hector Barajas, Director of Deported Veterans , Latino Latina Round Table and many others will gather in Redlands to support the work of Building Bridges.

The celebration will be at 410 Lemonwood Ave, Redlands, CA, 92374, from 5-8 pm. If for some reason you can’t attend consider sending a check PAYABLE TO: Latino Latina Roundtable & mail to Jerry Ryan at the  above address. For one $25/$40 for two.

Donald TRUMP every day is attacking immigrants and those who defend them. Now we can push back in an organized and creative way by supporting the Building Bridges Project.

Current Sponsors:Jose Calderon, State Senator Connie Leyva, Bobby De La Cruz, Ana Gonzalez, Carolyn Rose-Avila, John Jue, Joe Baca, Jr. Rialto City Council Member, Leno Rose-Avila, Miriam Burbano and Abigail Garcia Candidate for State Senate 

RSVP to Jerry Ryan at (909-816-1187) Jrpresidentbr411@aol.com

SAY NO TO TRUMP  .. YA BASTA

 

40th Anniversary Commemoration of the Greensboro Massacre

There will be a national commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Greensboro Massacre in Greensboro, North Carolina November 1-3, 2019.  Old friends from across the country will converge for a weekend of events that will include a graveside ceremony, a reading of the award-winning playwright Emily Mann’s “Greensboro:  A Requiem,” a legal panel on current civil rights issues in the South, and a service at the Beloved Community Center,led by Reverend Nelson and Joyce Johnson.  A Los Angeles delegation will be traveling to take part in the national commemoration.

On Sunday, November 17, there will be a Los Angeles commemoration at 12 noon at the UCLA Labor Center, 675 S Park View St, Los Angeles, CA 90057.  A number of guests from out-of-town are expected.  More details to follow in the near future.
The current rise of white nationalism, xenophobia, attacks on women’s rights, and corporate tyranny call on us to reflect on the lessons of November 3rd and our continuing fight for economic, racial and social justice.  I hope you can join us.
In Solidarity,
Marshall Wong
Please let me know before you forward this notice or invite others.