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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

 

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.

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