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Job Opening for Latino/a Roundtable Director Position – Spread the Word

Good afternoon member of Latino/a Roundtable,
We need your help in finding a Director for our organization.  Attached is an 
intro to what we are looking for and the job announcement.
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The Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley (LRT) is seeking a visionary and strategic Director to lead a dynamic community-based organization to its next level of organizational development. The LRT is a membership organization with a strong track record in immigrant, education, and community rights organizing and empowerment. We seek a highly qualified candidate that has demonstrated commitment to social, economic and racial justice. Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the LRT mission and why you are the best candidate for this position, a resume and 3 work or intern references should be sent via electronic mail to Latino/a Roundtable Attn: Rose Calderon at: calderon.rose@gmail.com With the subject line LRT Director Position. All documents emailed should be in Microsoft Work or Adobe PDF format. Deadline is July 30, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. 

Attached is the Job announcement.

PDF:DirJobAnnouncement2019final

 

Job Announcement for the position of Director of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

The Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley (LRT) is seeking a visionary and strategic Director to lead a dynamic community-based organization to its next level of organizational development. The LRT is a membership organization with a strong track record in immigrant, education, and community rights organizing and empowerment. We seek a highly qualified candidate that has demonstrated commitment to social, economic and racial justice. Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the LRT mission and why you are the best candidate for this position, a resume and 3 work or intern references should be sent via electronic mail to Latino/a Roundtable Attn: Rose Calderon at: calderon.rose@gmail.com With the subject line LRT Director Position. All documents emailed should be in Microsoft Work or Adobe PDF format. Deadline is July 30, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. 

Attached is the Job announcement.

PDF:DirJobAnnouncement2019final

Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable
On behalf of the Latino and Latina Roundtable Board

“Popular Assembly (Asamblea Popular)” – July 13 9am-1pm

Date of Release: Monday, July 8, 2019

Contact Persons:

Armando Navarro, Ph.D., UCR Professor Emeritus (951) 333-6819
Rosa Marta Zarate, MORENA Sin Fronteras, Alianza de Ex Braceros del Norte (909) 875-1779
Emilio Amaya, Director, Rapid Response Network (951) 442-4765
Rev. Miguel Ceja, Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Riverside, (760) 567-4202

This coming Saturday, July 13 the newly formed “Solidarity with Mexico & Pro-Migrant Committee” will hold the second southern California wide “Popular Assembly (Asamblea Popular)” at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Hall. Located at 5250 Central Ave., in Riverside, registration will commence at 9 am, while the working session is scheduled from 9:30 am to 1pm. 

“President Trump’s most recent threat to deport the country’s estimated 11 million undocumented migrants, starting with a goal of one million, must be addressed by the creation of a powerful national movement of resistance. It is again a blatant example of his racist and nativist politics, especially directed against Mexicanos and Latinos, which have largely gone unanswered and unchallenged by us. This will no longer be the case,” stated political scientist Armando Navarro.

At the first Asamblea Popular held in Riverside on June 12, attended by nearly 100 leaders and activists from throughout Southern California, met and decided to make a national call for a Mexicano/Latino mobilization against President Trump and his administration’s racist, nativist, and anti-immigrant policies.  It was agreed to formulate a “strategic plan of action,” based upon the following four Pillars of action, which will serve as the basis for the agenda of next Saturday, July 13 Asamblea Popular.

(1)   Make a “national call” for a “Mexicano/Latino Mobilization of Resistance” against President Trump and his nativist domestic and imperialist foreign policies; (2) support existent and/or create organized networks for the “protection/advocacy” of immigrants’ rights; (3) create a historic “electoral mobilization” for 2020; and (4) strengthen Mexicanos and Latinos living in the U.S. solidarity and acercamento bonds with Mexico.

“Because of President Trump’s efforts to intensify this week the deportation of millions of undocumented migrants, the agenda’s focus will be on strengthening existent pro-immigrant organizations and networks that provide protection of their human rights. We must be ready to mobilize and resist against these inhumane actions by ICE and ensure they know their rights.” said Emilio Amaya, Director of Rapid Response Network.   

Rosa Martha, Coordinator of the Alianza de Ex Braceros del Norte stated, “Leaders and activists are coming from throughout Southern California, to ensure that our communities are prepared to resist and mobilize and to do everything within the law, to prevent Trump’s massive deportations.”

“The June 12 Asamblea Popular was the first major critical response by Mexicanos and Latinos in the United States, in which a plan of action was begun. The Call seeks the mobilization of over 40 million Mexicanos and 60 million Latinos in the United States. Today over 17 million Latinos are registered to vote and is being projected that in 2020 some 32 million Latinos will be eligible to vote. If organized and motivated, we could become the “balance of power” to both the defeat of President Trump and to determining the country’s next President in 2020.  Time is of the Essence,” said Navarro  

Mary Ann “Maria Anna” Gonzales
Maria Anna

URGENT NOTICE: UFCW 1428 CONTRACT UPDATE COMMUNITY MEETING

The UFCW membership has voted to strike if contract negotiations do not move forward and there is a community meeting with the community on Friday regarding the steps ahead. Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable have been invited.  This is the invitation from Sylvia Carranza, UFCW Community Organizer:

Brothers and Sisters:
As many of your know we are in contract negotiations  with our biggest employers Ralphs, Vons, Albertsons and Pavilions.  Its been 3 months since the contract expired.  As you can imagine things are not going good.  Our 1428 members will be taking a Strike Vote on Tuesday June 25th.  We need your support
Please join us to get an update on contract negotiations and how you can help.  We will try to keep the meeting short so that we can do a delegation immediately following.  RSVP to sylvia1428@msn.com.
Contract Negotiation Update / Delegation
Friday, June 28, 2PM
 
UFCW 1428 
705 W. ARROW HIGHWAY
CLAREMONT, CA
Sylvia Carranza
Community Organizer
UFCW 1428
sylvia1428@msn.com

Job Announcement for the position of Director of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

The Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley (LRT) is seeking a visionary and strategic Director to lead a dynamic community-based organization to its next level of organizational development. The LRT is a membership organization with a strong track record in immigrant, education, and community rights organizing and empowerment. We seek a highly qualified candidate that has demonstrated commitment to social, economic and racial justice. Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the LRT mission and why you are the best candidate for this position, a resume and 3 work or intern references should be sent via electronic mail to Latino/a Roundtable Attn: Rose Calderon at: calderon.rose@gmail.com With the subject line LRT Director Position. All documents emailed should be in Microsoft Work or Adobe PDF format. Deadline is July 30, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. 

Attached is the Job announcement:

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Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable
On behalf of the Latino and Latina Roundtable Board

Save the date: New Economy Forum on June 27th

The Latino and Latina Roundtable, as part of its Roundtable Forum series, is sponsoring a forum entitled “The New Economy: Possibilities for a Sustainable Democratic, & Socially Just Economy on Thursday, June 27 at the Solidarity Center (1460 E. Holt Ave., Entrance #3, Room 6) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Most people, and especially young people, realize that the current economy—call it globalized capitalism, casino capitalism, late-stage capitalism, or what you will—is hurtling the planet toward a fiery catastrophe for our species and many others. And before it is through it seems intent on first—as the book says—“grinding the faces of the poor into the dust.” Is there an alternative? If so, what is it, and how can we achieve it in time? What is the role of cities, and local communities and businesses in leading the way toward a new economic direction that places sustainability in the context of our quality of life? New models of development are emerging that are helping to sustain and preserve the meaning of community. There are signs of hope. In this forum, we will explore some of those models and talk about how they might apply here in Pomona and in our region. We will begin a dialogue—the first in a series on this topic—that we hope can direct us toward cooperative action and experimentation. This Forum will be presented by Emeritus Professor Jose Calderon and Community-Based Attorney John Nolte. We will present some ideas, have some discussion, and decide what to do next. We need your insight. If you want a place to start some exploration on this topic, check out this website: thenextsystem.org.

190615_New Economy Forum flyer

Invitation to LRT for forum on charter schools and Poor People’s March

To Latino and Latina Roundtable members and Friends:  This is your
Invitation to a forum on Charter Schools VS Public Schools this Wednesday, June 19 and to be part of an LRT contingent at the Poor People’s March and Rally on Saturday, June 22nd

Poor People Campaign Pomona Style 

                              40 Days of Community Call To Action
                            1460 East Holt Ave. Entrance 2 Room 6
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                Week Six – Next Wednesday- June 19, at 7pm-8:30pm
                             Topic: Charter Schools v Public Schools
                                                Panel Discussion
              Panelist: Dr. Roberta Perlman, PUSD School Board Member
                              Ion Puschila, PUSD High School Teacher
                              Kathryn Kirui, Retired Special Ed. Teacher
                              Professor Jose Calderon, Pitzer College
PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO ATTEND THESE 
TWO EVENTS. Refreshments: Call for more details: 909-764-7833
                                                    Jeanette EllisRoyston
YOU ARE INVITE TO ATTEND POOR PEOPLE CAMPAIGN POMONA  STYLE  MARCH AND RALLY – SAT. JUNE 22ND- 10AM- 2:00PM IN THE 
CITY OF POMONA 505 SOUTH GAREY AVENUE, LOTS OF PARKING  AND COMFORTABLE SEATING, OKAY TO BRING YOUR BLANKETS FOR THE GREEN. This Is A Free Family Friendly Community Event!!
We will march around one square block.  Begin Garey and 7th St. to Park Ave. to Mission Blvd, back 7 St. and Garey, Approx. 45 minutes. 
Fun for the kids and adults. Media attention is expected. Thank you.

Invitation: June 15 College for All Workshop on Top Education bills the College for All Coalition is supporting

This is to let members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable know that the College for All will be holding a training on key educational bills (see below) this Saturday, June 15 from 10 A. M. – 2 PM at the the Solidarity Center at the Village (1460 E. Holt Ave. in Pomona — Entrance #3 – Room 6).  Although representatives from LRT have been chosen to go to Sacramento on June 19th and 20th, we are inviting LRT members who might be interested in the training.  If you are interested, please respond to this e-mail and let me know that you will be attending so that we are sure to have enough food for everyone at lunch time.  We will have the NAACP representatives and some representatives from Coachella who will join us.

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

2019 Legislative Priorities

– Top 8 Bills: Recommendations from Legislative Subcommittee

SB
493
Gender
Equity in Education: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence
Jackson SB
493 would ensure that institutions of higher education (IHEs) have adequate processes in place to prevent and appropriately respond to sexual harassment, violence, and assault.
AB
1012
Bilingualism
for All Act
Reyes AB
1012 makes critical investments in bilingual education, beginning in early childhood and continuing through high school graduation
AB
1617
Pupil
instruction: high school graduation requirements: financial aid applications.
Reyes would
require all 12th grade students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance or the California Dream Act Application to graduate from high school
AB
1623
Teaching
credential: teacher recruitment: Golden State Teacher Grant Program
R.
Rivas
would
create the Golden State Teacher Incentive Grant program to encourage credential candidates to teach in a shortage area.
SB
3
Office
of Higher Education Coordination, Accountability, and Performance.
Allen
and Glazer
would
establish the Office of Higher Education Coordination, Accountability, and Performance.
AB
130
Postsecondary
education: Higher Education Performance and Accountability Commission
Low
and Eggman
The
bill would authorize the office commission to require the governing boards and institutions of public postsecondary education to submit data to the office commission on plans and programs, costs, selection and retention of students, enrollments, plant capacities,
and other matters pertinent to effective planning, policy development, and articulation and coordination.
AB
540
Postsecondary
education: student financial aid: Cal Grant B Service Incentive Grant Program
Limon creates
a “service-incentive grant” program that allows AB 540/undocumented students to complete a set number of community/campus services hours per quarter or semester in order to receive a financial aid grant.
AB
1645
Student
support services: Dreamer Resource Liaisons
Rubio
and Reyes
requires
that each California college and university designate a Dreamer Resource Liaison on campus that is knowledgeable about the resources and programs available to support undocumented students.
SB
419
Reducing
Suspensions for Minor Incidents
Skinner This
bill with eliminate defiance/disruption suspensions for students in grades 4-8, and eliminate defiance/disruption suspensions for students in grades 9-12 until January 1, 2025.
AB
331
Pupil instruction:
high school graduation requirements: ethnic studies.
Medina,
Bloom, Bonta, Gonzalez, Ramos, and Weber
This bill
would expressly include pupils enrolled in a charter school, as being subject to the high school graduation requirements. The bill would add the completion of a one-semester course in ethnic studies based on the model curriculum in ethnic studies developed
by the Instructional Quality Commission, to the high school graduation requirements commencing with the 2024–25 school year. The bill would authorize local educational agencies, including charter schools, to require a full-year course in ethnic studies at
their discretion, as specified.

Invitation to LRT membership meeting on June 8 at 1 PM at the Solidarity Center in Pomona

You are invited to the next membership meeting of the Latino and Latina Roundtable meeting on Saturday, June 8 beginning at 1 PM at the Solidarity Center at the Village (1460 E. Holt Ave. in Pomona — Entrance #3 – Classroom 6).   The meeting will include: reports on educational visits to legislators as part of immigrant right advocacy day;  upcoming College for All “legislative education” training on  on June 15 and visits in Sacramento on June 20th;  community development (rent control, cannabis district, and sidewalk vendor status), future forums (New Economy, Curriculum, and Leadership Development), and immigrant rights issues.  The meeting will also include the status of the LRT office, proposals for future staffing development, and our role (including having an LRT contingent) in the upcoming Poor People’s March and Rally in Pomona on Saturday, June 20th.

 

Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley

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