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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.

Save the date: Latino/a Roundtable meeting Sat., August 17 at 1 PM

 

Please save the date:  The next membership meeting of the Latino and Latina Roundtable meeting is on Saturday, August 17 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: update and status of director search and process; reports on community development and immigrant rights work; summary of recent forums (New Economy, The Future of Education) and plans for upcoming forums on Leadership Development, Economic Democracy, etc.).  The meeting will also include plans for a clean-up day at Cesar Chavez Park on September 7, responses to immigrant attacks, Border Bridges Project, College for all Coalition, and status of rent control, street vendor, and police commission initiatives.

 

 

Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley

Invitation to Roundtable Academy Forum on “The Future of Education” August 6th

As Part of the Latino and Latina Roundtable Academy series – you are invited to a forum on “The Future of Education” on August 6th,
7-9 pm, at the Solidarity Center (1460 E. Holt Ave. Ste 6, Pomona) that includes panellists who will share their visions about education, both locally and on a larger scale. Assistant Superintendent Lillia Fuentes, Directors Kathrine Morillo-Shone and Stacey Wilkins, as well as educator and LRT board member Ion Puschila will discuss different ideas about the direction of education.  Profe Calderon will facilitate and the audience will be open to Q and A. We look forward to seeing you!
 

Latino and Latina Roundtable Academy

PDF:A SYMPOSIUM ON THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION