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Immigration Committee Meeting Saturday at 1 pm

This meeting will be in Spanish to update our community on legislative updates and other matters pertaining to immigration.  We will have a meeting at a later date that is bilingual. Please invite others.

Hola Familia de LRT!

 Les invitamos a nuestra reunión virtual con nuestro comité de inmigración este sábado 17 de abril a la 1:00 PM donde Hablaremos de las Propuestas Migratorias de Ley y del Fairplex de Pomona sirviendo como un sitio de admisión de emergencia para albergar temporalmente a los menores no  acompañados que llegan a la frontera surfer Estados Unidos.  Solo de click en el siguiente enlace:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86066845770

 Comparta la información por favor, los esperamos.  Esta será reunión en español.

 

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Hello LRT Family! We invite you to our virtual meeting with our immigration committee this Saturday, April 17 at 1:00 PM where we will discuss the Immigration Bills for 2021 and the Pomona Fairplex serving as an emergency admission site to temporarily house unaccompanied minors that arrive at the southern border.

Just click on the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86066845770

Share the information please, we look forward to seeing you.

In solidarity, 
 

LRT team

On Jose Fernando Pedraza Institute

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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PEOC Invitation to Wednesday march in honor of Fallen Worker Leader George Parker

Pomona Economic Opportunity Center 
 
 
MEDIA ADVISORY 
For Immediate Release: April 12, 2021 Contact: peoc.staff@pomonadaylabor.org (909) 397 – 4215 
 
 PEOC to Hold Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Fallen Worker Struck and Killed by a Hit-and-Run in Pomona PEOC to honor worker leader George Parker who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on January 4. Parker was a longtime community member and active worker leader with PEOC.
 
Pomona, CA — On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center (PEOC) will host a candlelight vigil and procession to commemorate George Parker III’s life. Attendees will “finish the walk” from the accident site to PEOC, as George is believed to have been on his way to the worker center the morning of his death. George Parker was killed in a tragic accident on Monday, January 4, 2021 in Pomona at the corner of Mission Boulevard and Reservoir Street. Despite lifesaving measures performed by first responders, George succumbed to his injuries. The accident remains under open investigation as a hit-and-run. The driver has yet to be apprehended. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085. Enclosed is PPD’s flyer requesting information. 
 
WHAT: Community vigil to commemorate George Parker III’s life, followed by a procession from the accident site to PEOC. 
 
 WHERE: Pomona, CA; Intersection of Reservoir St & Mission Blvd 
 
WHEN: Wednesday, April 14 at 6 PM WHO: PEOC community members, day laborers, household workers, and community members at large. 
 
VISUALS: Candles, posters, and lights -30

Invitation to April 18th Immigration Forum

You are invited to a Voices for a New Democracy forum on Immigrant Rights.  The speakers include: Jose Calderon, introduction and overview; Lee Wang on a brief history of the prison to deportation pipeline and the possibilities for movement building between the immigrants rights movement and the movement for black lives;   Leticia Bustamante, a national leader on the DACA movement, will present on DACA and its relation to the immigrant rights movement; and  Professor Miguel Tinker-Salas will present on the “Latin American Continent on the Move,” the effects of neoliberalism on border migration, and the consequences of failed immigration policies.
Here is the Zoom link for April 18th:
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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Invitation to Presentation on “Union Victory Effort at Pomona College” with Christian Torres and Paul Watersmith this Wednesday at 3 PM

Christian Torres (who led the union drive at Pomona College and was one of the workers fired) and Paul Watersmith (who is now a union organizer but was with the Worker Support Committee when the Pomona union effort developed) will speak in my Rural and Urban Social Movements class this Wednesday at 3 pm.  They will speak to the story of the alliances that developed in the course of the unionization drive at Pomona College, the efforts used by the administration to destroy the union movement (including checking the papers of everyone at the college and the ultimate firing of 17 of the workers), and the resilience of the workers (with the support of students, the UNITE-HERE , and community coalitions) in continuing to protest and organize to eventually win the victory of the union.  After the presentation, a group of students will show some of the videos related to this effort including:  “Pomona Workers Speak” and Pomona Workers for Justice: Dining Hall in the Streets on Cesar Chavez Day.”  Attached is an article written by  by Victor Silverman.  This is the zoom link to connect to for the presentations:    https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/86987777594
Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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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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Invitation to Professor Genevieve Carpio’s Presentation on Racial Formations in the Pomona Valley region

You are invited to a presentation by Genevieve Carpio, a former Pomona College student, who is now an Assistant Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles this Wednesday, March 31 at 3 PM.  The presentation, part of Professor Jose Calderon’s Rural and Social Movements class, can be accessed through the zoom link (here and below):https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/86987777594 

Professor Carpio is the author of the renowned book: Collisions at the Crossroads: How Place and Mobility Make Race.  This book focuses on how restrictions of free movement and settlement catalyzed racial formation in the Inland Empire and how policies (such as bike ordinances, immigration policy, incarceration, traffic checkpoints, and Route 66 heritage became part of how local power authorities constructed racial hierarchies that allowed some people to move freely while placing limits on the mobility of others (primarily people of color).

Genevieve‘s focus on new people-centered “modes of moving” based on transit equity and social justice, based on accessibility, inclusivity, and process, are examples that connect to new pedagogical and democratic approaches of engagement that serve excluded communities. In addition to presenting on these topics, Professor Carpio will speak to her journey in growing up in the city of Pomona, working on a senior thesis about racial segregation in Pomona, obtaining a B. A. from Pomona College, a Postdoctoral Fellow award from Yale University, and a doctorate from USC. Professor Carpio is the recipient of two Ford Foundation Fellowships, the Hellman Fellowship, and the UCLA Faculty Career Development Award. She has also received a USC Provost Fellowship and recognition as PAGE Fellow by Imagining America, a consortium of universities dedicated to public engagement.

After Professor Carpio’s presentation, a group of students will use their creativity in responding, in asking questions, and in drawing out comments.     

Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Topic: CHLT-153 Rural and Urban Social Movements class 

Join Zoom Meeting 

https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/86987777594 

Meeting ID: 869 8777 7594 

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Meeting ID: 869 8777 7594 

Find your local number: https://pitzer.zoom.us/u/k6oJNOMvA 

 


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

Upcoming 17th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast

Dear Cesar Chavez Virtual Breakfast Guests,

Thank you for supporting the Latino and Latina Roundtable and the 17th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast. Please click below to access the Cesar Chavez Virtual Breakfast which will take place on Friday March 26th at 9 am.  Please call (909) 480-6267 if you have any questions or send us an email.
With Gratitude,
Lina and LRT Board President Jose Calderon

17th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast

MARCH 26, 2021

ZOOM INVITATION

Hello Latino and Latina Roundtable friends and family, our celebration of our 17th Annual Cesar Chavez breakfast will take place on Friday, March 26 at 9:00 a.m. We would like to cordially invite you to join us. The link will be accessible down below and our event webinar will be accessible in both English and Spanish. Please update to the latest version of zoom for optimal viewing and features. We hope to see you there!

JOIN THE AFTER PARTY!

We will also be hosting an after party event which gives our attendees the opportunity to chat with one another and be more interactive. This will be held right after our Cesar Chavez Breakfast event at 10:30 a.m. via zoom! All are welcome to join.

VIEW OUR E-BOOKLET!

The 17th Annual Cesar Chavez Event E-Booklet will be accessible on the day of the event. This E-Booklet works as an addition to our Breakfast and gives more detailed information on our honorees, scholarship recipients, sponsors, among other things! Please take a moment to view our E-Booklet down below.

G E T  I N  T O U C H

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Video on Support of Covid Vaccinations by Village Academy High School Justice Team

In this time when there is a need to expose the anti-vaccination covid myths being spread in our communities, we have to thank the Village Academy High School Justice team and their teacher, Mr. William Brogie for creating this educational video on the need for our communities to care for others and to get vaccinated.

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7th Annual Cesar Chavez breakfast

 

17TH ANNUAL CESAR CHAVEZ BREAKFAST

| March 26, 2021|

 

Please join us virtually for our 17th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast honoring community leaders and scholarship recipients. It’s time to celebrate in community the core values of our beloved organizer and civil rights leader, Cesar E. Chavez.

 

 

 

 Join us in celebration of our resiliency and victories amid such an unprecedented time in our nation. Our esteemed leaders, Jose Calderon and Angela Sanbrano, will welcome us in community! Grab your cafecito and pan dulce and participate in this beautiful virtual event on March 26, 2021 where you will experience the power of community organizing and the Si Se Puede spirit!

 

 

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“Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”

– Cesar E. Chavez

 

2021 HONOREES

Melissa Ayala

Melissa Ayala was born and raised in Pomona, CA. She attended California Polytechnic University, Pomona where she received a B.A. in Gender Ethnicity and Multicultural studies with a minor in Spanish. She has served as a Historic and Parks and Recreation commissioner in Pomona and on the board of Latino and Latina Roundtable. Her experience in community organizing has led her to pursue her passion working in education by supporting the well being of others. Melissa currently works for Pomona Unified School District as a Community School Coordinator. Melissa hopes to continue serving Pomona and be part of the city’s positive change.

 

Miranda Sheffield

Miranda Sheffield (she/her) is dedicated to social justice advocacy, resistance, and collective movement. As an international scholar, Miranda earned her master’s degree in Human Rights Law from SOAS University of London. Miranda is a member- organizer of Pomona United for Stabilized Housing (PUSH) and a core member of Police Oversight Starts Today (POST), a group pushing for more pathways for local police accountability. Miranda’s passion is addressing economic justice in service of cultivating thriving black and brown communities. She believes in utilizing alternative anti-capitalist models deeply rooted in Economic Solidarity.

Victor Preciado

Victor Preciado was elected to the Pomona City Council in 2018. He represents District 2. Victor has worked with local organizations such as, The dA Center for the Arts, DayOne, Latino/a Roundtable, Pomona Valley Democratic Club, and Pomona’s Promise. Most recently, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Victor partnered with God’s Pantry to coordinate deliveries of groceries to families in need. Victor and his group of volunteers now deliver groceries to nearly 700 Pomona families each week. As a lifelong Pomona resident, Victor wants to continue giving back to the community.

 

Luis Juarez

 

Luis Juarez grew up in San Dimas, CA. He began organizing as a student at UC Santa Barbara and became involved with Cesar Chavez and the United Farmworkers’ Union. Luis helped build Agbayani Village (retirement facility) in Delano, CA as well as Project Manong in Oakland.  Luis has marched and stood on the picket line alongside striking workers. Luis has also led efforts to mobilize Latino/a voters. He has served as a member of the Tri Valleys Municipal Water District and past President of the Pomona Valley Democratic Club. He continues to be involved in progressive causes locally and nationwide.

Francisco Suarez

 

Francisco Suarez is a lawyer with a long history of grassroots organizing in Pomona. He has been an active leader in, Police Oversight Starts Today (POST), a group organizing to get the Pomona Charter Commission to get a police commission with oversight powers. He is a champion for immigrants rights as well as environmental justice. He has always acted in the best interest in challenging the government’s overreach towards the people who do not have a voice.

 

2021 SOCIAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED!

 

This scholarship has been established with the goal of assisting students who live in the San Gabriel and/or Pomona Valley the opportunity to pursue higher education while continuing their social consciousness and activism. Deadline has been extended to March 10th, 2021 at 5 pm! Scholarship recipients will be presented with the scholarship at the Cesar Chavez Virtual Breakfast celebration on 3.26.2021 for more information and specific requirements click below!

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PADRINOS AND MADRINAS

SUPERVISOR HILDA SOLIS, FIRST DISTRICT LOS ANGELES COUNTY

 POMONA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Pitzer College- Community Engagement Center, Office of the Dean of Faculty, & Institute for Global and Local Action & Study

 

UCLA Labor Center

 

Senator Maria Elena Durazo and the Latino Caucus

 

Senator Connie Leyva

AAPTI- American Alliance of Professional Translators and Interpreters

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

We want to celebrate Women’s History Month by allowing our members to submit names of women who are activists and/or unsung heroes of our movements.

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We hope you are able to join us!

 

For more information and sponsorship opportunities please contact us at (909)-480-6267 or info@latinolatinaroundtable.org

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