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Your LRT Membership and renewal invitation and upcoming annual membership retreat

Dear Latino and Latina Roundtable members, former members, and friends,

I am writing to ask you to join the Latino and Latina Roundtable by renewing your membership or to become a new member this year. As you know, our organization relies on your support for our sustainability.

 

The Roundtable has had many successes this year, as well as challenges. We have been on the ground fighting for issues that matter to our community- immigration, education, and working in solidarity with other groups to make our community stronger and more just for everyone.

I just returned from La Paz where Cesar Chavez and Helen lived. It was a dream of mine to take our board members there for a retreat. Cesar Chavez and many other organizers lived and worked there and the spirit of organizing and community remains. Our goal as a board was to begin the process of a 3- year strategic planning for our organization. One of the priorities is to successfully grow the Roundtable and position it to continue its mission as we start a new decade. Now more than ever, our community requires a proactive voice and we need allies.

As this year and decade comes to an end, I thank you for your support and commitment and encourage you to continue to be a voice for justice! I would like to invite you to our 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast in 2020. Please save the date March 27th, 2020 at the Sheraton Fairplex in Pomona, CA. At this event, we honor community leaders and recognize students who are part of social movements. This event always brings our community together. We reunite with friends and colleagues and celebrate the spirit of Cesar Chavez. Please consider becoming an event sponsor and purchase a table for your organization or group. The Roundtable depends on this fundraiser to continue our work.

We know 2020 will be a critical year for our communities (regarding education, health for all, the census, presidential elections, the Supreme Court’s decision on DACA, etc.). Our board and members are committed to presenting our community members with the information needed and perspectives for them to form an opinion and act.  As part of this effort, we are carrying out our annual membership drive and we are asking new and past members are asked to send in their annual dues.  Attached is this year’s application with information as to where the membership form and dues can be sent.  Further, we invite you to join us at our annual Membership Retreat from 9 – 4 pm on Saturday, February 22 at the Solidarity Center (1460 E. Holt Ave., Entrance #3, Room 6) in Pomona.  I urge you to join us as a member in our ongoing efforts to organize and empower our communities. 

Thank you for your support.  
With gratitude,
Jose Calderon 
President of Latino Latina Roundtable.

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Chavez Breakfast 2020

Tickets will go on sale soon for our-

16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast on March 27th

The Latino and Latina Roundtable of San Gabriel and Pomona Valley invite you to their annual breakfast! The breakfast is an opportunity to connect with others and also honor those in our community who have demonstrated the values of Cesar Chavez-

service to others, sacrifice, a preference for the most needy, determination, non-violence, acceptance, respect for life and the environment, community, knowledge, and innovation. 

Friday March 27th 2020
Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, CA
8:00 am-10:00 am

For sponsorship opportunities, table reservations, and advertisement in our program, please contact Lina Mira at 909-480-6267 or Lmira@latinolatinaroundtable.org

Latino and Latino Roundtable Reminder: Nominations are Due today!

The deadline for nominating an individual or organization to be recognized at our 16th Annual Breakfast is today at 5:00pm. In 500 words or less please share how your nominee honors the legacy of Cesar Chavez and the 10 core values –

  1. Service to Others
  2. Sacrifice
  3. Preference to Help the Most Needy
  4. Determination
  5. Non-violence
  6. Acceptance
  7. Respect for life and the environment
  8. Community
  9. Knowledge and
  10. Innovation

I have included a list of past recipients.

Process:

Send your nominations in 500 words or less to Lmira@latinolatinaroundtable.org. You will receive an email from me confirming that your nomination has been received.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you to renew your LRT membership for 2020. I have attached the application as well.Happy 2020 and thank you for supporting our work and mission!

Lina

Lina Mira
Director
Latino Latina Roundtable
1460 E Holt Avenue #144
Pomona, CA 91767
-6267

 

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Urgent: Nominations for honorees are due on January 3rd

This is a reminder to all members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable that you have until 5 pm tomorrow (January third) to nominate a community member who has been exemplary in contributing to the efforts of empowering our communities and to the ongoing struggles for justice and equity.

We invite you to nominate someone who you believe deserves this recognition. All nominations are due on January 3rd by 5:00 pm by email. Please include a short bio (300-500 words) of your nominee. Email to Lmira@latinolatinaroundtable.org. You will receive an email confirmation of your submission. The LRT board will make their decision in January.

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

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Subject: Nominations for honorees are due on January 3rd

Hi Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable,

As we approach the end of the year, we thank you for your support and leadership in 2019. We welcome with anticipation the opportunity to celebrate with you at our annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast which will take place on March 27, 2020.  Every year we honor community members who exemplify the 10 core values of Cesar Chavez-

Service to Others, Sacrifice, Preference to help the most in need 
and forgotten no matter how difficult the challenge,  Determination,
Nonviolence, Acceptance of All People, Respect for Life and 
Environment, Celebrating Community, Knowledge, and Innovation

We invite you to nominate someone who you believe deserves this recognition. All nominations are due on January 3rd by 5:00 pm by email. Please include a short bio (300-500 words) of your nominee. Email to Lmira@latinolatinaroundtable.org. You will receive an email confirmation of your submission. The LRT board will make their decision in January.

I have also included a membership application for those of you who want to check this off your to do list and start 2020 with a vision and commitment to being of service to others!

If you have questions, please email or call 909-480-6267.

Happy New Year!

Lina

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Lina Mira
Director
Latino Latina Roundtable
1460 E Holt Avenue #144
Pomona, CA 91767
(909) 480-6267

Podcast- Interview with Jose

Compact Nation Podcast Season 4 Episode 4 – Campus Compact

The Making of an Activist-Scholar: On this episode of #CompactNationPod we talk with activist-scholar and professor emeritus at Pitzer College José Calderón. Listen in as he shares his story about his long career in engaged teaching and research and how his experience of coming to the US as an immigrant spurred his work organizing and connecting the classroom to communities.

Invitation to Cesar Chavez Breakfast Planning Meeting -Monday December 16th at 7:00 pm

One of the most important organizing efforts of the Latino and Latina Roundtable is our annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast — and we need members to help in all the organizing that it takes to make it a success.  Please attend the meeting this evening and find where you might be able to contribute.

To Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable,

This is a reminder that we have our second planning meeting for our 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast. If you are interested in participating in the meeting or joining the committee, please join us. 

Cesar Chavez Breakfast Planning Meeting
December 16th
7:00 pm
 
1460 E. Holt Avenue, #144
Pomona, CA 91767
909-480-6267

As always, if you have questions or ideas, please feel free to contact me.Have a great weekend,

 

Lina

 

Applications for Recognition at Cesar Chavez Breakfast 2020

Dear Members, 
The Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel & Pomona Valley will recognize community leaders and students living the values of Cesar Chavez at the annual breakfast on March 27, 2020.  If you are a high school senior or undergraduate college student working towards social change please apply. Applications are due March 4th 2020. If you have questions, please email

Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable -Upcoming Events and Announcements

Hi Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley,

Our 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast will take place on March 27, 2020 at the Sheraton Fairplex in Pomona, CA. We hope to see you all there.  Attached is the save the date for the breakfast and the application for the Social Justice Scholarship. We thank you in advance for sharing this information with your networks and friends.

At the breakfast, we honor community members and leaders who demonstrate and share the 10 core values of Cesar Chavez. The board considers these values when reviewing your nominations-

Service to Others, Sacrifice, Preference to help the most in need and forgotten no matter how difficult the challenge,  Determination, Nonviolence, Acceptance of All People, Respect for Life and Environment, Celebrating Community, Knowledge, and Innovation

Latino and Latina Roundtable members have the privilege of nominating individuals. All nominations for honorees are due on January 3rd by 5:00 pm by email. Please include a short bio (300-500 words) of your nominee. Send to Lmira@latinolatinaroundtable.org. You will receive an email confirmation of your submission. The LRT board will select honorees and make a decision by January 7th.

If you have questions, please contact me.

Happy Holidays,

Lina

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Lina Mira
Director
Latino Latina Roundtable
1460 E Holt Avenue #144
Pomona, CA 91767
(909) 480-6267

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