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Invitation to 15th Annual Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage March and Celebration – April 29th

This is your invitation to the 15TH ANNUAL CESAR CHAVEZ PILGRIMAGE MARCH AND CELEBRATION, with the theme “A New Beginning: Sanctuary for All”

 

 

What: 15th Annual Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage, with a program of speakers, live music and food

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017; 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 PM

Where: starting at 9:30 a.m. at Pomona School District Education Center (800 S. Garey Ave.) with noted community speakers and followed with a pilgrimage walk to Garey High School (321 W. Lexington Ave., Pomona, Ca).  Acelebration and health fair will take place at Garey High Schoolfrom 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM (Open to the Public).

 (Pomona, CA) – A coalition of local leaders, parents, students, teachers, and community groups will honor civil rights leader Cesar Chavez with the 15th Annual Community Pilgrimage, commemorating the pilgrimages that Chavez led to highlight the issues of social justice in our diverse communities. The pilgrimage honors the birthday of Cesar Chavez on March 31 and also the day he passed away, on April 23, as part of continuing a legacy of advancing human rights,  peace, and social justice in the region.  The primary Pilgrimage march theme “Sanctuary for All” focuses on defending the rights of immigrant families and ensuring the protection of rights of all targeted groups at this time. Anthony Chavez, grandson of Cesar Chavez and with the Cesar Chavez Foundation, will be one of the speakers and help lead the march and festival.  As in previous years, a ceremony at 9:30 A. M. in front of the PUSD Administrative Offices, will include elder leaders from the community who will honor a 300-year old tree, symbolizing respect for our elders and the sacredness of the environment (including PUSD Superintendent Richard Martinez, School Board member Roberta Perlman, Bishop Herbert Wilkins, Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval, NAACP leader Jeanette Royston, Tony Cerda from the Ohlone Tribe, and Mohammed Zafarullah from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community).   After, a pilgrimage walk, led by Danza Grupo Toyaacan, will make its way to Garey High School where a small tree will be planted and various speakers will speak on the importance of ensuring the development of our future young leaders (including Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, Cesar Chavez’s grandson Andres Chavez, Garey High School principal Stacey Wilkins, students Melanie Andreok, Lizette Merino de la Concha, Vanessa Pavon, and scholarship winners  Marleni Munguia and Ulysses Marquez (Garey High School) and Olga Gudino and Adam Castaneda (Pomona High School).

The entertainment will include the Son Real Band, Danza Azteca Toyaacan, Le Chic Filipino Dance Group,Ballet Foklklorico No Te Rajes, Singer Manuel Castellejo; Slam Poetry of Alejandro  and Fabian.  Food will be available for purchase with all the proceeds going to student scholarships.

Sponsors include: Latino/Latina Roundtable; Pomona Unified School District, PUSD Parents, University of LaVerne, Danza Grupo Toyacaacan; Cal Poly Cesar Chavez Center for Higher Education; Garey High School M. E. C. H. A.; Mount Sac  M. E. C. H. A., Cal Poly M. E. C. H. A.; NAACP, Pomona Valley Branch 1085B,  IDEAS, NAACP, National Council of Negro Women, Encuentros Organization, Rural and Urban Social Movements class, Pitzer College Latino Student Union, Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, Pomona Inland Valley Martin Luther King Jr. Project, UFCW 1428; UPWARD – Uniting Peach With Actions, Respect, and Dignity

Article in La Prensa: Cesar Chavez no era antiinmigrante

Entrevista por Olga Rojas sobre la pregunta – si Cesar Chavez era anti – inmigrante:

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Your Invitation to the Latino/a Roundtable Cesar Chavez Fundraiser Breakfast

I am writing to request your support for our 13th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast that will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017, from 8 A. M. to 10 A. M. (with registration between 7 and 8 AM) at the Conference Center at the Fairplex, California Ballroom (601 W McKinley Ave., Gate 3) in Pomona. The Latino and Latina Roundtable, as you know, continues to move forward with the commitment and dedication of dozens of volunteers and the resources that are raised from this yearly fundraiser.  In keeping with our grass-roots base, we continue to keep the cost at a minimum to ensure that the tradition is in keeping with the celebration of the life of Cesar Chavez and the many leaders, from all backgrounds, who have historically given of their lives to ensure a more equal and just society. In keeping with the tradition of honoring leaders in our region who have exemplified the principles and values of Cesar Chavez, the Roundtable this year is honoring:  Manuel Castillejos, Professor, Mt. San Antonio College, Eloise Gomez Reyes, California Assembly Member, Dist. 47, Paul Knoph, Service Learning Coordinator, PUSD and Kiki Hafia, Owner of Mercado La Cachanilla.  In addition, scholarships will be presented to students from the region  who exemplify the work of Cesar Chavez through their community engagement in social justice issues. Attached is the RSVP application that you can mail in.  Please RSVP by March 18th through e-mail with calderon.rose@gmail.com or call or text Rose Calderon at 909/816-8045.

13 Annual Cesar Chavez

Rain or Shine: “No Muslim Ban and No Wall Rally on Sunday in Claremont

Your invitation and reminder:

 

You are invited to the “No Muslim Ban and No Wall,” rally in Memorial Park (840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.) in Claremont beginning at 2 PM on Sunday, February 26!

This rally will bring diverse communities together to  stand in solidarity in rejecting President Trumps Executive Orders, regarding the Muslim ban and wall by peacefully rallying justice for ALL people, regardless of ones race, religion or background.

We look forward to seeing you soon! #WeThePeople #NoMuslimBan #NoWall #SolidarityRally #WeAreONE #LoveWins #IndivisibleAction #Indivisible

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-the-people-solidarity-rally-tickets-32082565818

Guest Speakers include, but not limited to:

-National Anthem sung by, Thuy-Vi Nguyen.

-Mayor of Claremont, Sam Pedroza.

-Mayor Pro Tem of Claremont: Larry Schroeder.

-Assemblywoman Eloise Reyes.

-Representative from Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor, Hilda Solis’s office.

-Representative from Congresswoman, Norma Torres office.

– NAACP President of Pomona Valley, Jeanette Ellis-Roysten.

– Prof. at California State University of San Bernardino, Dany Doueiri.

-Emeritus Professor in Sociology and Chicano and Latino Studies, Jose Calderon.

-President of the Board of National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities, Hazen Foundation in NY and serves on the Board of the National Council of La Raza, Angela Sanbrano.

– Secretary of Corona/Norco Mosque and Progressive Activst, Fauzia Rizvi.

-Vice President of Islamic Center of Clarmeont, Mahmoud Tarifi and Chino Hills Mosque/Representative for the Shura Council which represents all Southern California Mosque, Ahmed Suboh.

– President of Cal Poly Pomona’s Muslim Student Association, Nishat Anzum.

– Poetry Reading by Madeline Rios.

-Latin music Rosa Martha Zarate Macias.

-Student Dreamer

This event is sponsored by Indivisible Claremont , For The People PAC & Inland Empire Resistance

Support “No Muslim Ban and No Wall” Rally in Claremont on Sunday

Please come join us in supporting the “No Muslim Ban and No Wall,” rally! This is an opportunity to come and meet other people in your community or within different communities to unite behind love instead of staying quiet when you see hate.

If there was ever a moment when our voices mattered the most, it is NOW. We can no longer sit on the sidelines with ineffective and backward policies! WE MUST join in solidarity with ALL minorities!

“We The People,” stand in solidairty with ALL of our brothers and sisters in rejecting President Trumps Executive Orders, regarding the Muslim ban and wall by peacefully rallying justice for ALL people, regardless of ones race, religion or background.

We look forward to seein…g you soon! #WeThePeople #NoMuslimBan #NoWall #SolidarityRally #WeAreONE #LoveWins #IndivisibleAction #Indivisible

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-the-people-solidarity-rally-tickets-32082565818

Guest Speakers include, but not limited to:

-National Anthem sung by, Thuy-Vi Nguyen.

-Mayor of Claremont, Sam Pedroza.

-Mayor Pro Tem of Claremont: Larry Schroeder.

-Assemblywoman Eloise Reyes.

-Represenative from Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor, Hilda Solis’s office.

-Represenative from Congresswoman, Norma Torres office.

– NAACP President of Pomona Valley, Jeanette Ellis-Roysten.

– Prof. at California State University of San Bernardino, Dany Doueiri.

-Emeritus Professor in Sociology and Chicano and Latino Studies, Jose Celderon.

-President of the Board of National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communitites, Hazen Foundation in NY and serves on the Board of the National Council of La Raza, Angela Sanbrano.

– Secretary of Corona/Norco Mosque and Progressive Activst, Fauzia Rizvi.

-Vice President of Islamic Center of Clarmeont, Mahmoud Tarifi and Chino Hills Mosque/Represenative for the Shura Council which represents all Southern California Mosque, Ahmed Suboh.

– President of Cal Poly Pomona’s Muslim Student Association, Nishat Anzum.

– Poetry Reading by Madeline Rios.

-Latin music Rosa Martha Zarate Macias.

-Student Dreamer

This event is sponsored by Indivisible Claremont , For The People PAC & Inland Empire Resistence

Invitation to No Muslim Ban and No Wall Rally, Claremont–Sunday, 02/26/17

Please come join us in supporting the “No Muslim Ban and No Wall,” rally on Sunday, February 26th from 2 -4 PM at Memorial Park (840 N. Indian Hill Blvd in Claremont! This is an opportunity to come and meet other people in your community or within different communities to unite behind love instead of staying quiet when you see hate.

If there was ever a moment when our voices mattered the most, it is NOW. We can no longer sit on the sidelines with ineffective and backward policies! WE MUST join in solidarity with ALL minorities!

“We The People,” stand in solidarity with ALL of our brothers and sisters in rejecting President Trumps Executive Orders, regarding the Muslim ban and wall by peacefully rallying justice for ALL people, regardless of ones race, religion or background.

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-the-people-solidarity-rally-tickets-32082565818

Speaker List will be announced soon.

This event is sponsored by Indivisible Claremont , For The People PAC & Inland Empire Resistance

Your Invitation to Retreat of Latino and Latina Roundtable this Saturday

To Latino and Latina Roundtable Members and Prospective Members:

 This is your invitation to our annual Latino and Latina Roundtable retreat that will take place this  Saturday, February 11th (beginning with Cafecito and Registration at 9:00 A. M. and with the retreat business starting 9:30 A. M.) at the Pitzer College Broad Center, Room 208 (1050 N. Mills Ave. in Claremont.  Morning refreshments and a noon lunch will be available for participants.  As we have done in the past, the members will summarize what was accomplished in the year 2016 and together we will develop priorities/plans and a calendar for 2017.  We are looking forward to having your participation at this most important meeting.  In another message this week, we will send you a copy of the agenda.

If you have not paid your membership for this year, applications will be available at the meeting (the membership dues for one year are $25.00 for individuals and $10.00 for students, retirees, and low income individuals).  You are welcome to invite other prospective members but, in order to vote, they will have to become members.

 

 

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

Protest at Ontario Airport today at 1PM

From Ian Schiffer:

Join us today (Monday Jan 29) at Ontario International Airport (Arrivals, Terminal 2 outside) at 1PM to protest Trump’s executive order, banning immigration from predominantly Muslim countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria & Yemen) and for ALL incoming refugees.

Travelers from predominantly Muslim countries, green card holders, and refugees are being detained or turned back at airports across the nation.

We must resist this Islamophobic, racist, and unethical act.

For those from the colleges, we will be making signs at the hive at noon. Please clean up after yourselves.

Parking is across the street. Bring water and your voice.


 

From: Ian Sam Schiffer [iss02013@MyMail.pomona.edu]

Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2017 10:06 AM

To: noelhereandthere@gmail.com; Claudia Strauss; scastagn@scrippscollege.edu; Amanda Hollis-Brusky; David Menefee-Libey; Jose Calderon; Miriam Feldblum

Subject: Protest at Ontario Airport today at 1PM

Request to Become a Member and Help With Scholarship

 Take a moment of your time to support our organization by becoming a member.  Attached you will find a membership application.  Please fill it out and mail it back to us.  The membership dues for one year are $25.00 for individuals and $10.00 for students, retirees, and low income individuals.  Our organization is non-profit and our only means of sustainability is your membership and our yearly Fundraiser Breakfast.  Now we are asking for your support by becoming a member.  As you know, we have bi-monthly membership meetings, a newsletter that goes out to all the members, and consistent work by the community development, immigrant rights, and organizational committees.  Please become a member and participate in our yearly planning retreat that will take place on Saturday, February 11 from 9 – 3 at the Pitzer College Broad Center Room 208 (1050 N. Mills Ave.) in Claremont.  

 

CESAR CHAVEZ FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST

On March 24, 2017, will be our 13th annual Cesar Chavez Fundraising Breakfast.  Please mark your calendar.  The event will be held at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center from 8-10 a.m. with registration beginning at 7 a.m.

2017 SOCIAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

We are currently receiving applications for college scholarships to be given out at our Cesar Chavez Breakfast.  We need your help by sharing this scholarship opportunity with all potential candidates.  Feel free to make copies and distribute or email as needed.  Applicant requirements are described in the application.  If you have any questions, contact Amy Tam at: 626/347-7121/ reyestam@gmail.com.

UPCOMING LRT EVENTS

February 11, 2017 (9a.m. – 3 p.m.)              MEMBERSHIP RETREAT

March 24, 2017 (8a.m. – 10 p.m.)                 LRT CESAR CHAVEZ FUNDRAISING       BREAKFAST

April 15, 2017                                                     CESAR CHAVEZ PILGRIMAGE

 

The Latino/a Roundtable Organizational Committee

Download PDF: 2016LRTMbrshpApprevised