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Membership Meeting this Saturday August 15th 1-3 pm

Hi LRT Members,

Please join us this Saturday for a members’ meeting on Zoom!
When: Saturday August 15th
Time:  1- 3 pm. 
Where: Zoom (link ) 
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AGENDA ITEMS: reports from our work, upcoming information about the Cesar Chavez Breakfast and virtual fundraiser set for September 25th at 9:00 am, and a summary of  the recent Roundtable Academy discussion on Ethnic Studies.
Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: LRT Membership Meeting
Time: Aug 15, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 992 8330 6540
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Your invitation to an emPOWER Program Info Session

Join us for an information session about the emPOWER Program. 
We will have 2 information sessions, one in English and one in Spanish. We will be discussing how you can lower your monthly utility bills as well as save on energy efficient upgrades for your homes and financial assistance towards electric vehicles. Please make sure you reserve your spot for our information session today.

English
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:00pm
Zoom Meeting ID:
924 1389 3480

Spanish
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
7:00pm
Zoom Meeting ID:

927 5211 2523
Reserve your spot by contacting us:
909-480-6267
empower@latinolatinaroundtable.org—–

Únase a nosotros para una sesión informativa sobre el programa emPOWER. 

Tendremos 2 sesiones informativas, una en inglés y otra en español. Hablaremos sobre cómo puede reducir sus facturas mensuales de servicios públicos, así como ahorrar en mejoras de eficiencia energética para sus hogares y asistencia financiera para vehículos eléctricos. Asegúrese de reservar su lugar para nuestra sesión de información hoy.
Inglés
Miércoles 12 de agosto de 2020 6:00 pm
Zoom ID de reunión:
924 1389 3480

Español
Miércoles 12 de agosto de 2020
7:00 pm
Zoom ID de reunión:
927 5211 2523

Contáctenos ahora para reservar su lugar:
909-480-6267
empower@latinolatinaroundtable.org

 

Kindly,

Fabian Pavon
Lead Organizer
emPOWER Program
Instagram: @empowerpomona909
909-480-6267

URGENT: 2020 CENSUS SIGN ON LETTER

From: KAREN KANDAMBY <karen@pomonadaylabor.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:34 PM

Subject: URGENT: 2020 CENSUS SIGN ON LETTER

Good afternoon We Count Pomona Partners,

Please read the following letter my colleagues and I drafted in response to the Census deadline change from October 31st to September 30th. Currently, Pomona’s 2020 Census response rate is 59.8%; that is still 8.6% away from its 2010 response rate of 68.4%. This means that 4 out of 10 households in Pomona have not responded to the Census, majority of who are low income, people of color. I urge every single one of you to sign on to the letter and send it no later that close of business tomorrow.

If you have any questions, please reply to this email.

Thank you.

See info below

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Dear Colleague,

As you may have heard late last week there was information about a potential change in the Census Deadline from October 31st to September 30th.  The US Census Bureau has officially issued a statement stating that it “will end field data collection by September 30, 2020.” Additionally the “self-response options will also close on that date to permit the commencement of data processing.”

Rushing the Census in the middle of a pandemic is part of an intentional plot to rig the Census to reflect a less diverse and inaccurate portrait of our communities. A rushed Census shortchanges critical operations that count people of color, American Indians, low-income people, and people experiencing homelessness. This would skew congressional representation, redistricting, and critical funding for our communities.

The We Count LA Census Table partners have come together to draft a sign-on letter to advocate on behalf of all of our communities across LA County.  Attached you will find the letter.  If your organization would like to sign on, please complete THIS FORM.  Please respond to this sign-on opportunity by COB Wednesday, August 5th

Sincerely,We Count LA Census Table Partners

Karen Kandamby

Civic Engagement Coordinator | Pomona Economic Opportunity Center
B.A. | Pitzer College
 
1682 W. Mission Blvd. Pomona, CA 91766
Tel: (909) 397 4215
Fax: (909) 622 9880

 

 

We Count LA Census Table SIGN_ON Letter


GOOD NEWS! from College for All Coalition of which the LRT is part of

Three of the bills that the Latino and Latina Roundtable met with legislators and educated them on as part of the College for all Coalition have all moved on!  (See the Congratulations Below)

AB-1930 – (the Student eligibility in Public Postsecondary Education bill) – which questions the Cal State University system’s consideration of raising admissions requirements to include an additional year of quantitative reasoning – which we believe will deepen the divide in the student achievement gap across the state and impact the admission of underrepresented students.  This bill will require the Cal State and UC system to discuss the impact of these changes on underrepresented community, calls for an independent study, and requires consultation with the k-12 and community college systems before moving ahead. 

AB – 1835 (the Educational Finance and Accountability bill) which will ensure accountability of our school districts to identify and report supplemental LCFF concentration grant funds – and ensure that these funds are spent on unduplicated students or students who need them the most. 

SB-1130 (the Telecommunications California Advanced Services Fund bill) which deals with outdated broadband requirements that don’t meet the needs of modern applications, remote education, and the needs of underserved areas.  Hence, this bill qill raise the CA Advanced Services funds requirements in terms of what communities are served – and provides a path for the development of broadband and modern fiber infrastructure development in underserved communities. 

 


From: DTang@advancingjustice-la.org <DTang@advancingjustice-la.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:05 PM
Subject: GOOD NEWS! from College for All Coalition
Dear College for All Coalition Members,

Thank you all for your tireless efforts in advocating for the Coalition’s 2020 education priorities.

I am happy to let you know that:
  • AB 1930 and AB 1835 both passed through the Senate Elections Committee last Wednesday
  • SB 1130 just passed 9-3 in the Asm. Communications and Conveyance Committee on Monday. It will now go onto the Asm. Floor
I know there seems to always be bad news every corner we turn but there ARE silver linings. THINGS ARE HAPPENING AND WE ARE MAKING CHANGE. Please remember that your existence is resistance. You bring so much to the world!  
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you or your organization during this tough time.
Sincerely,

The Latino and Latina Roundtable of San Gabriel and Pomona Valley invite you to their 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast. (virtual)

I am writing to ask for your support of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley 16th annual Cesar Chavez breakfast fundraiser that will be held virtually Friday, September 25, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Because of the coronavirus crisis, our organization was forced to postpone our annual Cesar Chavez breakfast fundraiser last March until September 25. When we postponed it last March we envisioned that we could have the face-to-face event in September but with the spread of COVID-19 it became clear that this would be impossible. Now, we will be holding a virtual event that will honor leaders in our region who have exemplified the principles and values of Cesar Chavez including: Teresa Romero, President of the United Farmworkers Union; Jeanette Ellis-Royston, President of the Pomona Valley Branch of the NAACP; Mario and Cecilia Suarez, posthumous award for their contributions as educators; and John Nolte, community-based lawyer (Community Star award as member of the Latino and Latina Roundtable). In addition, Social Justice Scholarships will be presented to the following students who exemplify the values of connecting their studies to community engagement and social change:

Our organization has historically been a volunteer organization that has relied on this one fundraiser to fund our efforts, which include advocacy, community events, and scholarships for local students. More recently, our board has moved to develop a strategic plan to ensure the sustainability of our organization on a long-term basis. As part of that plan, we have established an office, hired a director, and are looking at other means of support to fund our efforts. It is in this context that I am writing to you to donate to our annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast.

You can support our efforts by:

Going through eventbrite and make a reservation donation by credit card at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latino-and-latina-roundtable-16th-annual-cesar-chavez-breakfast-tickets-88045655927
For questions, call at: (909) 480-6267 or e-mail at lrtadmin@latinolatinaroundtable.org

Latino and Latina Roundtable- 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast
The Latino and Latina Roundtable of San Gabriel and Pomona Valley invite you to their 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast. (virtual)
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Seen by Jose Z. Calderon at 1:56 AM

Successful LRT Ethnic Studies Discussion, Link to Recording, and Action You Can Take

We had a highly successful LRT Roundtable Academy Discussion on Examples of Implementing Ethnic Studies curriculum in School Districts with over 65 participants and with LRT board member Fabian Pavon; Professors Gilda Ochoa and Enrique Ochoa, and Ethnic Studies teacher Olga Ureña. All provided concrete examples of how schools can develop curriculums that bring to center stage the contributions of our intersectional communities who (because of colonization, racism, sexism, classism, or homophobia) have been historically excluded. Thank you also to Madeline Rios, the interpreters Daniel Tamayo and Rebecca Knight, and question facilitator Angela Sanbrano.
 
For those who missed the LRT Roundtable Academy discussion on Ethnic Studies, here is the link for the recording (from Madeline Rios:
Your cloud recording is now available.

Topic: Roundtable Academy / Mesa Redonda, Academia
Date: Jul 28, 2020 06:01 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)Share recording with viewers:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/_uVzBuuhqEpOXJXry1mYd7cHB5vZeaa81yMZ_PYLmGcV1khKLe_CTvjmG4xpgZM 
 
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In addition, board member Fabian Pavon has requested that our members sign the Petition to integrate Ethnic Studies into the curriculum and as a graduation requirement at Pomona Unified School District and sign a petition to Governor Newsom to sign AB1460 which would require the California State University to make Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement:
Petition to integrate Ethnic Studies into the curriculum and as a graduation requirement at Pomona Unified School District:
Petition to Governor Newsom to sign AB1460 which would require the California State University to make Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement:

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

Zoom Connection to Roundtable Academy (LRT) Discussion on Ethnic Studies – July 28 at 7 PM

(Correction on Zoom Link – is at 7 PM)

You are invited to the third in a series of Roundtable Zoom Academy discussion sessions – with this one focusing on Ethnic Studies on Tuesday, July 28th at 7 PM with panelists Fabian Pavon, Cal State L. A. Professor of History and Latin American Studies Enrique Ochoa, Pomona College Professor of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Gilda Ochoa, and Ethnic Studies Teacher at Bell Gardens High School Olga Ureña.  The zoom link for this session (which will include interpreting in Spanish)  is: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84843596400

This discussion will focus on some of the models in implementing an Ethnic Studies curriculum in School Districts.  While Fabian Pavon will present an introductory overview of the various initiatives being proposed locally and statewide, Enrique and Gilda will present some of their research on the application of Ethnic Studies in the Montebello and San Bernardino School Districts, and Cecilia Larios Gutierrez will present her teaching experiences in Ethnic Studies at the high school level. 

The Ethnic Studies discussion is a continuation of our efforts to deepen our understanding of the issues that the Latino and Latina Roundtable has prioritized as part of informing our members and taking public positions. Our goal is to develop “working position papers” that will also inform the development of our strategic plan for the next three years

The Latin@ Roundtable is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Roundtable Academy / Mesa Redonda, Academia
Time: Jul 28, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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