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Your membership renewal to Latino and Latina Roundtable

It is that time of year again to renew or to become a member of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley. This organization, for years, has been on the frontlines in supporting our worker, immigrant, student, union, day laborer, LGBTQ, farmworker, women, faculty, teacher, faith-based, and multi-racial communities (through community-based organizing and educational forums).  In this period when we are facing the challenges of ensuring covid relief resources and responding to recent local and national right-wing attacks by building multi-racial advocacy efforts, we need your support more than ever.  As you know, our organization played a leading role in beating back similar actions by these forces who attempted to get local cities to oppose the pro-immigrant sanctuary bill SB-54.  To continue this work, as part of our strategic plan, we urge you to become a member.  The LRT, since its inception, has primarily depended on the commitment of community-based volunteers and organizers. We have survived primarily from one major fundraiser per year and donations from friends like you. Now, with an office, director, and developing staff – we are more than ever in need of your support.  Please become a member and, if possible, also donate to advance the work of our organization. 

The Annual Membership annual cost is:  

$25.00 for individuals  

$10.00 for students, retirees, and low-income individuals 

You can complete an application by going to the LRT website at:     


Or: Venmo: Latino and Latina-Roundtable

Or by completing the attached application along with a check, (*Please make checks payable to The Latino/Latina Roundtable) and Mail to/: The Latino/Latina Roundtable: 1460 E. Holt Ave Mailbox #144, Pomona, CA 91767.  

Join us to celebrate the Zennie Cummings Award!

Hello LRT Family!

Happy New Year! We hope this second week of 2021 finds you and yours in a better place.

In the spirit of comunidad -we wanted to extend the invitation to this year’s Pomona Inland Valley MLK Celebration. The Latino and Latina Roundtable is this year’s recipient of the Zennie Cummings Community Service Award. Ms. Cummings was an amazing woman whose legacy lives on. We are honored and grateful to the Pomona Inland Valley MLK Project for recognizing our work. Please join in on the celebration from the comfort of your home!

39th Annual Pomona Inland Valley MLK Project Celebration
on Sunday, January 17th, 2021 6 pm-7 pm.

The VIRTUAL celebration will stream LIVE for all to enjoy via website

Always grateful to you,

Lina and the LRT Board

Our fist bilingual holiday workshop is this Tuesday! 🌟

Dear LRT Friends,

 Our Piñata ornament workshop is on Tuesday Dec. 15th at 5:00PM!  we will be using 100% recycled materials that you already have at home. Come and have a great time with your family and friends.  Save the date! No reservation needed, just click in the following link the day fo the event.


Nuestro primer taller de materiales reciclados es este martes 15 de diciembre a las 5:00PM, haremos una esfera en forma de piñata. Únase a nosotros en este taller bilingüe virtual GRATUITO, utilizando materiales 100% reciclados que ya tienes en casa. Ven y diviértete con tu familia y amigos.  Aparta la fecha, no necesitas reservación, para asistir solo da click en el siguiente enlace:

In Solidarity,

Fabián Pavón and Temis Laguna
The emPOWER Team
Environmental Justice for all

We can’t do it without you! 🙏

Dear LRT Friends,

It is not too late to make a donation to the Latino and Latina Roundtable. Thank you for supporting non-profits on Giving Tuesday.  Your Giving Tuesday gift will assist with our civic engagement and leadership development. Now more than ever we need our communities equipped with information and tools to organize and take action. We are looking ahead to 2021 and counting on you to help us get there!

Please support us,  We have two options- a Facebook Fundraiser and also a Go Fund Me- Charity page.



In Solidarity,
Lina Mira and LRT Board

Support your nonprofits! 🙏

Hi LRT Members and Friends,

I hope you are all doing well. I wanted to share about our Giving Tuesday campaign, Thank you for your support. This year, in spite of all the challenges, we granted six scholarships and provided several internship opportunities for students in our community, from Pomona Unified School District to Cal State LA. We held our first virtual celebration to honor Cesar Chavez and also held several art workshops for Dia de los Muertos. You inspire us to keep going and to keep reaching higher.

Please consider supporting us on Giving Tuesday. The link below will give you the option to donate via Facebook or through Go Fund Me.


Support your nonprofits! 🙏

Dear LRT Friends,

We hope this email finds you and your loved ones healthy and well. Today is a big day for non-profits. Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to share our gratitude and to highlight our work. No one can deny the importance of non-profit organizations in our communities, especially during this pandemic.

The Latino and Latina Roundtable is no different. We count on your support to keep our doors open and our mission alive. Although this pandemic has kept us physically apart, my belief is that we will come out of this stronger. We have learned new ways to organize, created new partnerships, and along the way have tapped into our creativity to uplift our community.

Please support us,  We have two options- a Facebook Fundraiser and also a Go Fund Me- Charity page.



We hope to go into 2021 with our new strategic plan and a renewed commitment to bring the issues that impact our communities to the forefront.
A heartfelt thanks to each and everyone of you for being part of the Latino and Latina Roundtable community and for believing in our work! We see you, we hear you, we love you!

In Solidarity,

Lina Mira and LRT Board

Asking for your Support

As part of Giving Tuesday (a national day of donating to those organizations that “unleash the power of people to transform their communities”), we are requesting your support of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley as we prepare for our organizing efforts in 2021 — and to continue the advancement of our civic engagement and leadership development work in the areas of immigrant rights, community development, and education.  As you know, for years we have been primarily a volunteer organization that is sustained through the donations of supporters like you.  Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Please press on the link below which will direct you to the site where you can donate in Facebook.  Thank you for your support. 

Facebook pays all the processing fees for you, so 100% of your donation goes directly to the nonprofit.

Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable