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Successful LRT Ethnic Studies Discussion, Link to Recording, and Action You Can Take

We had a highly successful LRT Roundtable Academy Discussion on Examples of Implementing Ethnic Studies curriculum in School Districts with over 65 participants and with LRT board member Fabian Pavon; Professors Gilda Ochoa and Enrique Ochoa, and Ethnic Studies teacher Olga Ureña. All provided concrete examples of how schools can develop curriculums that bring to center stage the contributions of our intersectional communities who (because of colonization, racism, sexism, classism, or homophobia) have been historically excluded. Thank you also to Madeline Rios, the interpreters Daniel Tamayo and Rebecca Knight, and question facilitator Angela Sanbrano.
 
For those who missed the LRT Roundtable Academy discussion on Ethnic Studies, here is the link for the recording (from Madeline Rios:
Your cloud recording is now available.

Topic: Roundtable Academy / Mesa Redonda, Academia
Date: Jul 28, 2020 06:01 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)Share recording with viewers:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/_uVzBuuhqEpOXJXry1mYd7cHB5vZeaa81yMZ_PYLmGcV1khKLe_CTvjmG4xpgZM 
 
Password: C^UC11j$
 
 
In addition, board member Fabian Pavon has requested that our members sign the Petition to integrate Ethnic Studies into the curriculum and as a graduation requirement at Pomona Unified School District and sign a petition to Governor Newsom to sign AB1460 which would require the California State University to make Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement:
Petition to integrate Ethnic Studies into the curriculum and as a graduation requirement at Pomona Unified School District:
Petition to Governor Newsom to sign AB1460 which would require the California State University to make Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement:

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

Zoom Connection to Roundtable Academy (LRT) Discussion on Ethnic Studies – July 28 at 7 PM

(Correction on Zoom Link – is at 7 PM)

You are invited to the third in a series of Roundtable Zoom Academy discussion sessions – with this one focusing on Ethnic Studies on Tuesday, July 28th at 7 PM with panelists Fabian Pavon, Cal State L. A. Professor of History and Latin American Studies Enrique Ochoa, Pomona College Professor of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Gilda Ochoa, and Ethnic Studies Teacher at Bell Gardens High School Olga Ureña.  The zoom link for this session (which will include interpreting in Spanish)  is: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84843596400

This discussion will focus on some of the models in implementing an Ethnic Studies curriculum in School Districts.  While Fabian Pavon will present an introductory overview of the various initiatives being proposed locally and statewide, Enrique and Gilda will present some of their research on the application of Ethnic Studies in the Montebello and San Bernardino School Districts, and Cecilia Larios Gutierrez will present her teaching experiences in Ethnic Studies at the high school level. 

The Ethnic Studies discussion is a continuation of our efforts to deepen our understanding of the issues that the Latino and Latina Roundtable has prioritized as part of informing our members and taking public positions. Our goal is to develop “working position papers” that will also inform the development of our strategic plan for the next three years

The Latin@ Roundtable is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Roundtable Academy / Mesa Redonda, Academia
Time: Jul 28, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Download Lift Us Up e-book FREE NOW!

This is to let you know that you can get a free download of book Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out book that includes an article that I wrote on  “The Same Struggle:  Immigrant Rights and Educational Justice”  (see the message below).

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
Great news from the People’s Think Tank!

In support of the mass anti-racist protests, the police free schools movement, and the education justice organizing in response to COVID-29, Beacon Press has made our Lift Us Up Don’t Push Us Out! book FREE for download on Amazon kindle, Google Play Books and the Apple Books app!

This is a great time to push this out to your members and allies. Offer ends August 31st, so act now!

Visit the Lift Us Up book’s website for more information.

Sample email:

Dear friends,

Download our e-book FREE NOW!

Lift us up Don’t push us out! Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement is now available FREE for download on Amazon kindle, Google Play Books and the Apple Books app! Offer ends August 31st, so act now!

Check it out to learn about the organizing and movement-building that helped lead to our current surge in antiracism and police free schools!

The book features essays by Jitu Brown, Jose Calderon, Jonathan Stith, Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, Maisie Chin, Carlos Rojas, Pam Martinez, Joyce Parker, Sally Lee, and more!

or

The book features essays on education justice organizing including:  “The Same Struggle:  Immigrant Rights and Educational Justice” by Jose Calderon, the Dignity in Schools Campaign, Alliance for Educational Justice, Journey for Justice Alliance, GSA Network, CADRE in Los Angeles, Padres & Jovenes Unidos in Denver, Girls for Gender Equity and Coalition for Educational Justice in NYC, and more!

Visit the Lift Us Up book’s website for more information.

Sample tweet:

Download FREE e-book now! Lift us up Don’t push us out! Voices from Frontlines of the Educational Justice Movement features organizing that helped lead to surge in antiracism and #PoliceFreeSchools! FREE on Amazon Kindle Google Play Books & Apple Books app https://www.amazon.com/Lift-Dont-Push-Out-Educational-ebook/dp/B077RLYTR2/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Information for you on LRT emPOWER Pomona Program

 
 
The Latina/o Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley has partnered with the Liberty Hill Foundation for economic and environmental justice through the emPOWER Program.
What is emPOWER?
emPOWER is a coordinated L.A. County-wide outreach program with a mission to overcome barriers to sustainable energy usage commonly experienced in low-income and working class communities of color.
How Does the Program Work?
emPOWER matches household needs with local and statewide resources to help residents maximize potential savings and use of available incentive programs by:

1) Ensuring that low-income households are taking advantage of all available financial aid options.
2) Promoting low- or no-cost energy efficiency programs, solar panel installations, home improvements and appliance rebates to meet basic energy needs and save even more on energy bills.
3) Consulting with residents to determine the feasibility of clean vehicle or transit and shared mobility vouchers with trade-ins of older high-polluting vehicles.

Contact us and see if you qualify:
Instagram: @empowerpomona909
909-480-6267

 

Timottazceh (nos vemos/we’ll see each other),
Fabián Pavón
Board Member
Latinx Roundtable of Pomona and San Gabriel Valley
(909) 236-6814

Invitation to Roundtable Academy (LRT) Discussion on Ethnic Studies – July 28 at 7 PM

You are invited to the third in a series of Roundtable Zoom Academy discussion sessions – with this one focusing on Ethnic Studies on Tuesday, July 28th at 7 PM with panelists Fabian Pavon, Cal State L. A. Professor of History and Latin American Studies Enrique Ochoa, Pomona College Professor of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Gilda Ochoa, and Ethnic Studies Teacher at Bell Gardens High School Cecilia Larios Gutierrez.  The zoom link for this session (which will include interpreting in Spanish)  is: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84843596400

This discussion will focus on some of the models in implementing an Ethnic Studies curriculum in School Districts.  While Fabian Pavon will present an introductory overview of the various initiatives being proposed locally and statewide, Enrique and Gilda will present some of their research on the application of Ethnic Studies in the Montebello and San Bernardino School Districts, and Cecilia Larios Gutierrez will present her teaching experiences in Ethnic Studies at the high school level. 

 The Ethnic Studies discussion is a continuation of our efforts to deepen our understanding of the issues that the Latino and Latina Roundtable has prioritized as part of informing our members and taking public positions. Our goal is to develop “working position papers” that will also inform the development of our strategic plan for the next three years.

Topic: Roundtable Academy / Mesa Redonda, Academia

Time: Jul 28, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84843596400

Meeting ID: 848 4359 6400
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Meeting ID: 848 4359 6400
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Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable
(909) 952-1640
 Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu

 

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Your Invitation: Radicals of Pitzer College: Tuesday, 7/15 at 1 PM

This moment of global health and economic crisis has accompanied one of the most powerful social movements in US history and an upcoming election of critical importance.

Join us for an important JUICE event this coming Weds, July 15 from 1-2:30 pm Pacific Time, where we bring together Pitzer College professors whose work has been dedicated to social justice and transformative change both on our campus and off. Read the description below!

Pitzer professors Adrian Pantoja and Susan Phillips will moderate.

JOSE CALDERON HAL FAIRCHILD LAURA HARRIS DAN SEGAL SUYAPA PORTILLO TESSA HICKS PETERSON KATHY YEP

Zoom here: https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/91966017452

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

 

Your invitation to Immigrant Rights Roundtable Academy Zoom on Tuesday, June 30 – 7 PM

The LRT is pleased to invite you to our next Roundtable Academy Zoom discussion on Immigrant Rights on June 30, 2020 at 7:00PM.

The Immigrant Rights discussion is a continuation of our efforts to deepen our understanding of the issues that the LRT has prioritized as part of our strategic planning. Our goal is to develop a “working position paper” that will inform our strategic plan  for the next three years.

The June 30, discussion will include presentations from members who have direct experience with immigration issues (including DACA, Temporary Protective Status, and Exlusion from Federal Relief Programs)  –  that are directly impacting their families and the immigrant community at large.

Madeline Rios and Angela Sanbrano, Immigrant Rights Lead Team Coordinators will moderate the discussion (which will be translated in both English and Spanish).  The zoom link is:  https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/96051588465

Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: LRT Roundtable Academy discussion on Immigrant Rights
Time: Jun 30, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 960 5158 8465
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Your invitation to zoom Latino/a Roundtable Mtg. this Saturday, June 27 at 1 PM

The Latino and Latina Roundtable will be holding its membership meeting this Saturday, June 27 from 1 – 3 PM.  You can connect in at link: 
https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/99643954583.   The meeting will be interpreted in English and Spanish and urge our Spanish-speaking members to join in. 
Attached is the agenda. 
 

La Mesa Redonda Latino y Latina llevara acabo su reunion de membresia este Sabado, Junio 27 de la 1 a las 3 de la tarde.  Puede

conectar con su computador en el enlace de zoom:  

https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/99643954583.  La junta sera interpretada en ingles y Español.

Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: LRT Membership Meeting
Time: Jun 27, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/99643954583
Meeting ID: 996 4395 4583
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        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
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        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

Meeting ID: 996 4395 4583
Find your local number: https://pitzer.zoom.us/u/aKq88uKL7
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

LRT Membership agenda (draft) for 6 27 2020