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Urgent: Nominations for honorees are due on January 3rd

This is a reminder to all members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable that you have until 5 pm tomorrow (January third) to nominate a community member who has been exemplary in contributing to the efforts of empowering our communities and to the ongoing struggles for justice and equity.

We invite you to nominate someone who you believe deserves this recognition. All nominations are due on January 3rd by 5:00 pm by email. Please include a short bio (300-500 words) of your nominee. Email to Lmira@latinolatinaroundtable.org. You will receive an email confirmation of your submission. The LRT board will make their decision in January.

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

From: Lina Mira- LRT Director <Lmira@latinolatinaroundtable.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2019 3:45 PM
To: Lina Mira <lina.mira@gmail.com>; LRT Admin <Lmira@latinolatinaroundtable.org>
Cc: Lina Mira <lina.mira@gmail.com>
Subject: Nominations for honorees are due on January 3rd

Hi Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable,

As we approach the end of the year, we thank you for your support and leadership in 2019. We welcome with anticipation the opportunity to celebrate with you at our annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast which will take place on March 27, 2020.  Every year we honor community members who exemplify the 10 core values of Cesar Chavez-

Service to Others, Sacrifice, Preference to help the most in need 
and forgotten no matter how difficult the challenge,  Determination,
Nonviolence, Acceptance of All People, Respect for Life and 
Environment, Celebrating Community, Knowledge, and Innovation

We invite you to nominate someone who you believe deserves this recognition. All nominations are due on January 3rd by 5:00 pm by email. Please include a short bio (300-500 words) of your nominee. Email to Lmira@latinolatinaroundtable.org. You will receive an email confirmation of your submission. The LRT board will make their decision in January.

I have also included a membership application for those of you who want to check this off your to do list and start 2020 with a vision and commitment to being of service to others!

If you have questions, please email or call 909-480-6267.

Happy New Year!

Lina

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Lina Mira
Director
Latino Latina Roundtable
1460 E Holt Avenue #144
Pomona, CA 91767
(909) 480-6267

Podcast- Interview with Jose

Compact Nation Podcast Season 4 Episode 4 – Campus Compact

The Making of an Activist-Scholar: On this episode of #CompactNationPod we talk with activist-scholar and professor emeritus at Pitzer College José Calderón. Listen in as he shares his story about his long career in engaged teaching and research and how his experience of coming to the US as an immigrant spurred his work organizing and connecting the classroom to communities.

Invitation to Cesar Chavez Breakfast Planning Meeting -Monday December 16th at 7:00 pm

One of the most important organizing efforts of the Latino and Latina Roundtable is our annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast — and we need members to help in all the organizing that it takes to make it a success.  Please attend the meeting this evening and find where you might be able to contribute.

To Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable,

This is a reminder that we have our second planning meeting for our 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast. If you are interested in participating in the meeting or joining the committee, please join us. 

Cesar Chavez Breakfast Planning Meeting
December 16th
7:00 pm
 
1460 E. Holt Avenue, #144
Pomona, CA 91767
909-480-6267

As always, if you have questions or ideas, please feel free to contact me.Have a great weekend,

 

Lina

 

Applications for Recognition at Cesar Chavez Breakfast 2020

Dear Members, 
The Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel & Pomona Valley will recognize community leaders and students living the values of Cesar Chavez at the annual breakfast on March 27, 2020.  If you are a high school senior or undergraduate college student working towards social change please apply. Applications are due March 4th 2020. If you have questions, please email

Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable -Upcoming Events and Announcements

Hi Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley,

Our 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast will take place on March 27, 2020 at the Sheraton Fairplex in Pomona, CA. We hope to see you all there.  Attached is the save the date for the breakfast and the application for the Social Justice Scholarship. We thank you in advance for sharing this information with your networks and friends.

At the breakfast, we honor community members and leaders who demonstrate and share the 10 core values of Cesar Chavez. The board considers these values when reviewing your nominations-

Service to Others, Sacrifice, Preference to help the most in need and forgotten no matter how difficult the challenge,  Determination, Nonviolence, Acceptance of All People, Respect for Life and Environment, Celebrating Community, Knowledge, and Innovation

Latino and Latina Roundtable members have the privilege of nominating individuals. All nominations for honorees are due on January 3rd by 5:00 pm by email. Please include a short bio (300-500 words) of your nominee. Send to Lmira@latinolatinaroundtable.org. You will receive an email confirmation of your submission. The LRT board will select honorees and make a decision by January 7th.

If you have questions, please contact me.

Happy Holidays,

Lina

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Lina Mira
Director
Latino Latina Roundtable
1460 E Holt Avenue #144
Pomona, CA 91767
(909) 480-6267

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Urgent: Please RSVP for Saturday meeting

In an effort to get a count on how many of our members will be able to attend the Latino and Latina Roundtable membership meeting this Saturday, November 16th at 1 PM (see the message below), Lina Mira, our director has created an RSVP link.  We really need your involvement at this time as we take up the important task of voting on the seven at-large members for our board.  So please take a moment of your time and complete the RSVP so that we can ensure the percentage of membership required for our board election on Saturday.

Here is the link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PJ79S6Z

To:  Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

As per our by-laws, the Latino and Latina Roundtable will be electing seven at-large members at its membership meeting on Saturday, November 16th to serve on the board for the next two years.  Nominations took place at our General Membership Meeting on Saturday, October 19th (the nominees are listed at the bottom of this message).  Our election meeting will take place  Saturday, November 16 at 1 PM at the Solidarity Center (1460 E. Holt Ave., Entrance #3 – Room 6 in Pomona).   

To be able to vote in the election set for November 16th, you have to be a paid member in good standing (30 days prior to the election).  In order to vote at the November 16th election, you also must be present at the meeting.  If you have been nominated for the board, as a nominee you should be prepared to make a one-minute statement as to your involvement in the Latino and Latina Roundtable and why you want to be on the board.  Any nominee that does not show up to the meeting on Nov. 16th and make a statement will be taken off of the list. We will use computers to vote and a ranked choice system that will be explained at the meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Jose Calderon (Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu) or Angela Sanbrano (sanbranoangela@gmail.com).

The nominees are as follows:

  1. Melanie Andreo
  2. Melissa Ayala
  3. Julissa Espinoza
  4. Maria Galvan
  5. Josue Garcia
  6. John Nolte
  7. Gilda Ochoa
  8. Fabian Pavon
  9. Ion Puschila
  10. Madeline Rios
  11. Alicia Rodriguez
  12. Magdaleno Rose-Avila
  13. Reina Schmitz
  14. Ben Wood
Jose Calderon, President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable
Lina Mira, Director
Latino Latina Roundtable
1460 E Holt Avenue #144
Pomona, CA 91767
(909) 480-6267

 

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Invitation to LRT membership meeting and at-large board election on Nov. 16th

To:  Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

As per our by-laws, the Latino and Latina Roundtable will be electing seven at-large members at its membership meeting on Saturday, November 16th to serve on the board for the next two years.  Nominations took place at our General Membership Meeting on Saturday, October 19th (the nominees are listed at the bottom of this message).  Our election meeting will take place  Saturday, November 16 at 1 PM at the Solidarity Center (1460 E. Holt Ave., Entrance #3 – Room 6 in Pomona).   

To be able to vote in the election set for November 16th, you have to be a paid member in good standing (30 days prior to the election).  In order to vote at the November 16th election, you also must be present at the meeting.  If you have been nominated for the board, as a nominee you should be prepared to make a one-minute statement as to your involvement in the Latino and Latina Roundtable and why you want to be on the board.  Any nominee that does not show up to the meeting on Nov. 16th and make a statement will be taken off of the list.  We will use computers to vote and a ranked choice system that will be explained at the meeting. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jose Calderon (Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu) or Angela Sanbrano (sanbranoangela@gmail.com).

The nominees are as follows:

1.  Melanie Andreo

2.  Melissa Ayala

3.  Julissa Espinoza

4.  Maria Galvan

5.  Josue Garcia

6.  John Nolte

7.  Gilda Ochoa

8.  Fabian Pavon

9.  Ion Puschila

10. Madeline Rios

11. Alicia Rodriguez

12. Magdaleno Rose-Avila

13. Reina Schmitz

14. Ben Wood

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Your invitation to Migrations Conference and Art Installation and Reception

You are invited, (see the message below from Professor Mita Banerjee from IGLAS) to a conference, “Migrations: A Conference on Refugees, Immigration, and Global Movement” on Friday, November 8, 9:30-4 pm, in the McConnell Center, Founders Room at Pitzer College.  Professor Suyapa Portillo and I, Jose Calderon, will be on a panel from 10:15-11:15.  In addition to the invitation below, Professor Banerjee has attached the flyer and the schedule.

I’m pleased to share the attached flyer and schedule with you, for the IGLAS Conference on Friday November 8 (with a noon hour reading by Kenneth E. Miller on Thurs. Nov. 7).  To join us for lunch at the conference on Friday November 8, please send your rsvp to Sandy_Hamilton@pitzer.edu.  Again, the the Migrations Conference is this Friday November 8, from 9:30 AM-4 PM, poster & schedule attached.

I wanted to honor the Interdisciplinary nature of our college, and the fact that my best conference experiences have integrated the humanities and arts along with social and physical sciences, by highlighting a couple of events for you.  Kenneth E. Miller will do a reading from his book War Torn on Thursday Nov. 7, 12-1 PM, Mead Living Room.

With the generous help of Ciara Ennis, Christopher Michno, and Seth Pringle, there will be an art installation of still images from Ken Miller’s film work with Refugee Communities, presented as a photo montage.  This will be located in the Founder’s Room Atrium.  Please join us for a wine and cheese reception in that space, beginning at 4 PM on Friday, for an opportunity to see those photos and chat with conference speakers and fellow attendees.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Mita