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Invitation to LRT Membership election meeting on election of LRT officers and Discussion on National Presidential Elections

This is your invitation to the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership meeting online this Saturday, November 21 at 1 P. M. (the zoom link is below) .  Only those members who are in good standing (who have completed an application and paid their dues before Oct. 16, 2020) are being invited to this meeting. We need your participation to this meeting for the purpose of electing four members that have been nominated for the LRT officer positions.  Those nominated for the four positions include:
President:  Jose Calderon;
Vice-President:  Angela Sanbrano;
Secretary: Alicia Rodriguez; and
Treasurer: Rose Calderon.
John Nolte was nominated for Secretary but has decided to withdraw.  As per our by-laws, the LRT election needs to have a quorum of 25% of the members – so it is important that you participate in this meeting.  After the election of the officers, the LRT will hold a discussion on “The Results of the National Presidential Election and the Road Ahead.”  We look forward to seeing you on November 21st.
Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

LRT/PUSD./College for All “Living the Dream” Panel

Attached is the Flyer with the Zoom Webinar Registration Link for the Latino and Latina Roundtable/ College for All / PUSD / Chaffey High School Partnership “Living the Dream” Panel (on November 18 from 9:30 am – 11 am) that will include a diversity of Students from area colleges who will share their experiences of applying to college, the obstacles they have faced, and how they have overcome those obstacles. This panel is part of ongoing efforts to advance a pipeline to college especially for underrepresented students.  Students, parents, and all those interested are invited – but you must register for the Webinar by November 5.

Living the Dream Webinar-FINAL (1)

 

Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable
College for All Coalition
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

Día de los Muertos Virtual Celebration this Sunday November 1st

To Friends of the Latino and Latina Roundtable,
Please join us this Sunday for Día de los Muertos Virtual Gathering. We will be learning about this beautiful tradition and it’s an opportunity to gather and remember our loved ones and also a space to process the loss and our grief due to COVID-19. We will also be sharing information about altars/ofrendas that are being created locally. We invite you to share your altar/ofrenda that day with us. Please let me know if you have any questions. (909) 480-6267. Also, translation will be provided.
Lina Mira,
Director of the Latino and Latina Roundtable
Join on on Sunday November 1st from 2-3:30 pm
Roundtable is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: DDLM November 1st 2020
Time: Nov 1, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting

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Reminder of October 17 LRT membership meeting including LRT officer nominations

To:  Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

This is a reminder that the next Latino and Latina Roundtable meeting will be on Saturday, October 17 at 1 PM.  The meeting will prioritize the nomination of candidates for the four officer positions but also include summaries and reports from our ongoing work.

Nominations will take place at this Virtual General Membership Meeting scheduled for Saturday, October 17th at 1 PM.  If you are interested in running for one of the four positions or you want to nominate someone, you must be part of the membership meeting on October 17thAt this meeting, the person nominating (or self-nominating) should be prepared to make a presentation (no longer than 3 minutes) about the person being nominated, their qualifications, and why you are nominating (or self-nominating) the person for the position. 

After the nominations are made on October 17, as per our by-laws, the Latino and Latina Roundtable will be holding a special membership meeting the following month on Saturday, November 21 (at 1 PM) to elect the four board officer positions (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) to serve on the board for the next two years. 

Message to attendees of Latino and Latina Roundtable- 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast

A Message from Latino and Latina Roundtable:

Dear Virtual Breakfast Guests,

We cannot thank you enough for joining us this morning! Today was a triumphant day for our organization. Our celebration began with live music by Son Real. Knowing that you would be joining us created so much excitement. This was uncharted territory. Thank you to Jose Calderon and Angela Sanbrano for showing us courage and leadership in the moment!

We hope you were inspired by the speakers, honorees, and scholarship recipients and encouraged to organize in new ways as a result of this global pandemic. Si Se Puede!

Your trust and support means the world to us. We could not have done this without your encouragement and grace and know that your very presence made today special.

Thank you again for being part of this celebration! Have a restful weekend!

 

Lina and the Board of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

(909) 480-6267

p.s. If you would like to make a gift to the Latino and Latina Roundtable, you can do it on Eventbrite until tomorrow at 11:59 pm. We appreciate your support!

Thank You for your Support

I want to thank you personally for donating to the sustainability of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of Pomona and San Gabriel Valley, for the continued honoring of exemplary leaders in our communities, and for the scholarships that we give to students who exemplify the principles of connecting their studies with community engagement.    

Our organizers have given countless hours in putting together a program that: celebrates our honorees and scholarship recipients; includes the music of Son Real; and ends with our traditional singing of De Colores. In that spirit, I am asking you to put aside an hour-and-a-half of your time to join us in our Spirited Virtual 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast Fundraiser on September 25th from 9 a. m. – 10:30 a. m. (with Son Real beginning to play at 8:45 am).  The link to connect to on that day is:

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Sep 25, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast (Virtual) 
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/94021857525

Another way you can also help us is by participating in our virtual auction.  As part of our fundraising event we are holding a virtual silent auction beginning Thursday, September 10 – and closing at the end of the breakfast on Friday, September 25.  The virtual auction includes authentic and limited-edition items from our movements.  To see what items are being auctioned, please visit the following site to make your bid on your favorite piece.

Cesar Chavez Silent Auction: https://www.32auctions.com/cesarchavezauction

Again, thank you so much for your support!  We rely on this one fundraiser to help sustain the work of our organization and it is your donation that will be very much alive throughout the year in our education, immigrant rights, labor, and community development work.

Jose Calderon, President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

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

Thank you for your support of the Cesar Chavez Virtual Breakfast Celebration

Dear LRT Guests,
Thank you for your support of the Cesar Chavez Virtual Celebration. We are days away from our virtual celebration this Friday September 25th at 9:00 am. Please join us starting at 8:45 am to listen to live music by Son Real. This is also a great time to ask technical questions. Translation to Spanish is provided as well.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Sep 25, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast (Virtual)
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Please download the latest version of zoom. You will be receiving an e-program booklet on Wednesday to follow along. 
Check out our website to see our sponsors or to become a member-
Also, please visit our silent auction with unique items at –
Cesar Chavez Silent Auction:
With gratitude,
Lina
(909) 480-6267 or (909) 288-3985

Officer Nominations and Elections for Latino and Latina Roundtable Board

To:  Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable 

As per our by-laws, the Latino and Latina Roundtable will be electing the four board officer positions (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) at its membership meeting on Saturday, November 21 (1 PM) to serve on the board for the next two years.  

Nominations will take place at the next Virtual General Membership Meeting scheduled for Saturday, October 17th at 1 PM (a link will be sent out to the membership for that Zoom meeting).  If you are interested in running for one of the four positions or you want to nominate someone, you must be part of the membership meeting on October 17th.   

To be able to vote in the election, set for November 21, you have to be a paid member in good standing 30 days prior to the election (which would be October 22).   

 

If you have any questions, please e-mail Jose Calderon at Jose_Calderon@Pitzer.edu or Angela Sanbrano at asanbrano@ndlon.org or Lina Mira at lmira@latinolatinaroundtable.org

Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable
909-952-1640
 Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu

 

Support Latino/a Roundtable – Your Invite to Virtual Cesar Chavez Fundraising Breakfast

I am writing to ask for your support of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley 16th annual Cesar Chavez breakfast fundraiser that will be held virtually Friday, September 25, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Because of the coronavirus crisis, our organization was forced to postpone our annual Cesar Chavez breakfast fundraiser last March until September 25.  When we postponed it last March we envisioned that we could have the face-to-face event in September but with the spread of COVID-19 it became clear that this would be impossible.  Now, we will be holding a virtual event that will honor leaders in our region who have exemplified the principles and values of Cesar Chavez includingTeresa Romero, President of the United Farmworkers Union; Jeanette Ellis-Royston, President of the Pomona Valley Branch of the NAACP; Mario and Cecilia Suarez, posthumous award for their contributions as educators; and John Nolte, community-based lawyer (Community Star award as member of the Latino and Latina Roundtable).  In addition, Social Justice Scholarships will be presented to the following students who exemplify the values of connecting their studies to community engagement and social change:  Emely Andreo, Garey High School (to Cal Poly Pomona); Josue Garcia (Cal Poly Pomona); Presila Lua, Garey H. S. (to CSU San Bernardino); Facisco Villagomez (Univ. of LaVerne); Fernando Cruz Bonilla,  Ganesha H. S. (to UC-Berkeley.

Our organization has historically been a volunteer organization that has relied on this one fundraiser to fund our efforts, which include advocacy, community events, and scholarships for local students.  More recently, our board has moved to develop a strategic plan to ensure the sustainability of our organization on a long-term basis.  As part of that plan, we have established an office, hired a director, and are looking at other means of support to fund our efforts.  It is in this context that I am writing to you to donate to our annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast.

You can support our efforts by:

  Going through eventbrite and make a reservation donation by credit card at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latino-and-latina-roundtable-16th-annual-cesar-chavez-breakfast-tickets-88045655927

For questions, call at: (909) 480-6267 or e-mail at lrtadmin@latinolatinaroundtable.org

Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable
Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu

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