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CLC June 10 Summit Information and Parking

The summit is taking place at the main campus at ELAC, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterrey Park, CA 91754,  Campus Student Center F5 201 Multipurpose Room. Park at parking structure 3 (parking is free) entrance at Avenida Cesar Chavez. Registration starts at 8am the program starts at 9am.

Do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions (323) 371-7305. See you mañana.

Angela

Angela Sanbrano
sanbranoangela@gmail.com


CALIFORNIA LATINO CONGRESO

STATEWIDE SUMMIT

EMPOWERMENT AND ACTION

                               

June 10, 2017

 

East Los Angeles College

                                                            1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez

                                                            Monterey Park, CA 91754

                                                                

                                                            Campus Student Center

                                                            F5 201 Multipurpose Room

                                                            8:00a.m.-Registration

                                                            9:00a.m.- 5:30p.m.Program

                                               

 

                                                                        ENDORSERS

 

                                    Centro Community Service Organization (CSO)

                                                      Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)

                                                      East Los Angeles College Dream Resource Center

                                                      East Los Angeles College Non-Traditional Student Union

                                                      East Yard Comunities

                                                      Eastside Greens

                                                      EXIDE Community and Workers Committee

                                                      Freedom Road Socialist Organization

                                                      Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacionales (FIOB)

                                                      GI Forum

                                                      Hermandad Mexicana “La Original”

                                                      Hermandad Mexicana Transnacional

                                                      Red Mexicana de Lideres y Organizaciones Migrantes (RedMX)

                                                      Latino Latina Roundtable of the Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys

                                                      LA Tenants Union

                                                      Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Sacramento (LACLAA)

                                                      Leaque of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

                                                      Morena

                                                      Mundo Maya Foundation

                                                      National Lawyers Guild (NLG)

                                                      Office of Councilman Gil Cedillo

                                                      Proyecto Mexico Migrante

                                                      Southwest Voter Education Project (SVREP)

                                                      San Fernando Valley Greens

                                                      Teatro Urbano

                                                      Union de Vecinos

                                                      William C. Velasquez Institute (WCVI)

 



 

CALIFORNIA LATINO CONGRESO

STATEWIDE SUMMIT

EMPOWERMENT AND ACTION

                                         JUNE 10, 2017

 

                                             PROGRAM

 

8:00 a.m.         Registration

                        Campus Student Center F5-201 Multipurpose Room

 

9:00 a.m.         Prayer

                        Father Richard Estrada

                       

                        Welcome

Kenia Alcocer, American Federation of Teachers, Union de Vecinos, ELAC

Angela Sanbrano, California Latino Congreso

 

9:30 a.m.         Keynote Speakers

                        Former Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa

City Councilmember, Gil Cedillo

Green Party, Kenneth Mejia

 

10:00 a.m.       Strategy Panel

                        Moderator: Nativo Lopez, Hermandad Mexicana “La Original”

Shiu-Ming Cheer, National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

John Sermeño, EXIDE, Community and Worker’s Committee

Genesys Sanchez, Student, ELAC

Sol Marquez, Centro Community Service Organization (CSO)

Al Rojas, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LACLAA)

Jose Calderon, Latino Latina Roundtable of the Pomona, San Gabriel Valleys

Odilia Romero, Frente Indigena Oaxaqueno Binacional (FIOB)

Father Alejandro Solalinde, Hermanos en El Camino, Ixtepec, Oaxaca

 

12:00 p.m.       Lunch (F5-201 Multipurpose Room

 

Baile Folklorico: Hermandad Mexicana Transnacional

 

 

1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Workshops

 

  1. Know Your Rights: Grassroots Empowerment and Organizing (E3-257)

Moderator: Gilbert Saucedo, National Lawyers Guild (NLG)

Claudia Bedolla, Latino Latina Roundtable of the Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys

Ken Montenegro, National Lawyers Guild (NLG)

Angelica Dueñas, San Fernando Valley Greens

Jose J. Gonzalez, Media Health Technologies

 

  1. Empowering Our Communities at the Local, State and National Level;

            Response to Executive Orders; Is State Sactuary an Option? ( E3-150)

Moderator: Nativo Lopez, Hermandad Mexicana “La Original”

Shiu-Ming Cheer, National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

Maria Alejandra Cabrales, DACA Student, Hamilton High School

Claudia Blauser, Non-Traditional Student Union, ELAC

Maria Galleta, United Deported Veterans;Deported Mothers in Action

 

III.       Challenges Border Walls and Bans that Divide Communities (E3-157)

            Moderator: Jesus Vargas, Proyecto Mexico Migrante

            Father Solalinde, Founder, Hermanos en El Camino, Ixtepec, Oaxaca

Hugo Castro, Border Angels

Ericka Perez Campos, Secretaria Movimientos Sociales, Movimiento Ciudadano

Luis Manuel Antuñez Oviedo, Abogado del Dr. Mireles, Founder of Self Defense                                                                                                                        Committees, Michoacan

Mattie Conway, Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador(CISPES)

 

  1. Fight Back Against Ice and Police Abuse (F5-213)

Moderator: Carlos Montes, Centro CSO

Sol Marquez, Freedom Road Socialist Organization

Estela Rodriguez, Centro CSO, Mother of Edwin Rodriguez

Juan Mendes and Josefina Rizo, Centro CSO, Parents of Jose “Peruzzi” Mendez

Edna Monroy, ICE Out of LA

 

V          Building Multi Racial-Multi Ethnic Coalitions (F5-209)

Moderator: Jose Calderon, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a Latino/a                  Studies, Pitzer College; President of the Latino Latina Roundtable of the Pomona San                      Gabriel Valleys

Ameena Qazi, National Lawyers Guield (NLG)

Nap Pempena, Anakbayan-LA

Jeanette Ellis-Royston, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People                                                                                                    (NAACP) Pomona Chapter

Odilia Romero, Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacional (FIOB)

Amy Chong, Student, ELAC

 

  1. Voter Empowerment and Citizenship (E3-255)

Moderator:   Jaime Rodriquez, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Howard Hernandez, GI Forum

Rose Rangel, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), Los Angeles

Gonzalo Santos Ph.D, Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology, CSUB;

Kern Coalition for Citizenship

Sergio Hernandez, Southwest Voter Registration Project (SVREP)

Mario Beltran, Eastside Cities Leadership Network

 

VII.      Building a Student Movement: A Chicano/Latino Perspective (F5-211)

Moderator: Genesys Sanchez, ELAC

Christopher Cruz, ELAC, Eastside Greens

Ginelie Mendieta, San Fernando Valley Greens

Daniel Ortiz, ELAC Student

Jenniffer Cervantes, ELAC, Student

Lorenzo Osterheini, Pasadena City College; SDS

Faby Jacome, Orange County Immigrant Youth United

2:45 p.m.         Break

 

3:00 p.m.         Teatro Urbano F5-201 Multipurpose Room

 

3:30 p.m.         Workshops Report Back. Present Resolutions. F5-201 Multipurpose Room

 

5:00 p.m.         Danza, Santa Maria Nenetzintla, Puebla, Mexico F5-201 Multipurpose Room

 

5:30 p.m.         Adjournment

 

 

2016 Interview – ASA speaks with retired sociologist Jose Calderon

ASA speaks with retired sociologist Jose Calderon at the 2016 ASA Annual Meeting on August, 2016, in Seattle, WA. Calderon talks about what it means to “do sociology,” how he uses sociology in his work, highlights of his work in the field, the relevance of sociological work to society, and his advice to students interested in entering the field.

Invitation to the California Latino Congreso Summit at ELAC on June 10

You are invited to the California Latino Congreso (CLC) on June 10, 2017  June 10, 2017 at East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754 from 8:00am-6:00pm. www.california.latino-congreso.org to unify and empower the communities affected by the racist, xenophobic and anti-immigrant policies of President Trump.  The Latino and Latina Roundtable is one of the endorsers and various members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable board will participate on panels and workshops.

Angela Sanbrano

On June 10, 2017, the California Latino Congreso (CLC)  and the East Los Angeles College (ELAC) will host the June 10th Statewide Summit to unify and empower the communities affected by  the racist, xenophobic and anti-immigrant policies of President Trump.

The summit will bring together students, organizations, activists, church, scholar, elected officials and other members of the Mexican/Chicano/Latino/Indigenous community and allies to develop a Local, State, National and International Plan of Action to combat President Trump’s repressive policies.

The ELAC summit will build upon several planning meetings that have taken place in Los Angeles, CSU San Bernardino, UC Riverside which support students to successfully pursue their aspirations for a better future for themselves, their community the state of California,  the May Day  mobilization, the General Strike and in particular the efforts for the state of California to become a  Sanctuary State.

The summit objectives are to: 1) Develop a plan of action to defeat Trump’s agenda in California; 2) Build the California Latino Congreso as a strong united front to resist Trump’s agenda; 3) Build a strong movement to promote a progressive binational, Mexico-US and transnational agenda; 4) Build a strong, broad, multiethnic, multiracial movement capable of responding to the racist, anti-immigrant, neo-facist policies of the Trump Administration.

The summit is designed to share knowledge and promote debate among the participants by introducing and adopting Resolutions focusing on City, State, Federal legislation on immigration policy, grassroots resistance to oppressive immigration policies, voter empowerment, youth empowerment and DACA defense and fight back against ICE and police abuse,  that would serve as a roadmap for strategies  for short, medium and long term course of action to defeat the Trump agenda.

The California Latino Congreso is part of a National Coalition of organizations founded in 2006 made up of immigrant rights organizations, civil rights, and human rights organizations, students, women rights, anti-war, environmental rights, LGBTQ, labor unions and organizations working against police brutality and for social justice.

The Summit will take place June 10, 2017 at East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterrey Park, CA 91754 from 8:00am-6:00pm. www.california.latino-congreso.org

asanbrano@nalacc.org

LRT Members: RSVP for Spirit of La Verne Recognition Ceremony May 15th

To:  Latino and Latina Roundtable Members and friends

 

Our organization is being honored at this years 4th Annual Spirit of La Verne Recognition Ceremony and Reception on Monday, May 15, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the La Verne Church of the Brethren.   Please see the invitation below.  You are welcome to attend, but please RSVP at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spirit-of-la-verne-recognition-ceremony-tickets-34523614059

Dear Spirit of La Verne recipient,

 

 

We are happy to inform you that the Latino Roundtable has been nominated for and will be recognized as an Outstanding Community Partner at the 2017 Spirit of La Verne Ceremony at the University of La Verne.  We appreciate the strong mutually beneficial, reciprocal, and sustainable relationship that we have with you in co-educating our students by providing community-based learning and service opportunities that assist them in embodying university values and contributing to social justice and the public good.

Congratulations on your nomination. Your dedication and efforts will be recognized at this year’s 4th Annual Spirit of La Verne Recognition Ceremony and Reception on Monday, May 15, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the La Verne Church of the Brethren.

We hope you can join us for the event so that we can honor you in person. You are welcome to invite family and friends. Please RSVP by Sunday, May 14th using the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spirit-of-la-verne-recognition-ceremony-tickets-34523614059

 

Thank you for your time. We look forward to honoring you at the Spirit of La Verne Recognition Ceremony and Reception on Monday, May 15, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the La Verne Church of the Brethren.

Sincerely,

Office of Civic and Community Engagement

University of La Verne

1950 Third Street | La Verne, California | 91750

Office: 909 448 1553

engagement@laverne.edu

laverne.edu

Articulo en La Opinion: Sin Mega Marchas – Hay Movimiento Pro Inmigrante?

Articulo en La Opinion:

Sin mega marchas ¿hay movimiento pro inmigrante?

El 1 de Mayo no hubo manifestaciones gigantes, a pesar de que el tema migratorio es el que más motivó la elección de Trump. Pero los activistas ven esperanza en la diversidad y amplitud de eventos más pequeños por todo el país y en el activismo de diario. Se resalta necesidad de hacer alianzas con grupos no tradicionales, que aún faltan.

 

https://laopinion.com/2017/05/02/sin-mega-marchas-hay-movimiento-pro-inmigrante/

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

Article on Cesar Chavez breakfast in La Voz

Below  is a PDF of an article on this year’s Cesar Chavez Breakfast.  Thank you to all who made this successful event possible.

breakfast article

The link to the newspaper in which the article is in (on pages 18-19):

http://www.lanuevavoz.net/Issues/170427-april-inssue.pdf

 

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

Invitation to April 28th and April 29th Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage Events in Pomona

You are invited to the Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage events:

 

On Friday, April 28 at 4 PM at Cesar Chavez Park (2720 Barjud Ave.  in Pomona), there will be a memorial remembering the lives of Pablo “Chompo” Lopez and Blanca Mariscal.  The memorial will include a pot-luck (with everyone asked to bring a dish and drink), poetry, indigenous ceremony, drum circle, and speakers.  After, everyone will work on making flags and posters for the Pilgrimage March on Saturday.

On Saturday, April 29, beginning at 9:30 A. M., the pilgrimage march will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Pomona School District Education Center (800 S. Garey Ave.) with noted community speakers and followed with a pilgrimage march to Garey High School (321 W. Lexington Ave., Pomona, Ca).  A celebration and health fair will take place at Garey High Schoolfrom 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM (Open to the Public).

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

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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