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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:

  Continue reading

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