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Latino/a Roundtable Weekly Announcements 3/8/2022

Good Morning Everyone,

Happy International Women’s Day! Join us in celebrating the achievements of women and let’s continue to advocate for policies and legislation that fully empowers women.
 Que vivan las mujeres!
LRT Team
(909) 480-6267
1). 18th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast – Please support our celebration and help us raise funds for our organization. 

You can purchase tickets at this Eventbrite Link: 

2). Community Science Dialogues – session 2 is today @ 4 pm! All are welcome!
3).  En Confianza con LRT is on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. This is our weekly conversation via Facebook Live. This week’s topic is immigration. Join us!
Translanguaging in Ethnic Studies: Suturing Language and Community Cultural Wealth
March 8
LRT Latinx Literature and Bilingual Children’s Book Drive

Book Drive for Library at Cesar Chavez park

Drop off books at:

Solidarity Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 6pm; Saturday 9am to 4pm
The Village at Indian Hill
1460 E. Holt Avenue, Rm. 6, Pomona, CA 91767
Cesar Chavez Park Library
Hours: Sun up - Sun down
2720 Barjud Ave, Pomona, CA 91768

Questions? Accomodations?
Text/Call: (909) 291-9352

Come to our LRT’s 18th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast! 🔔

Hello Friends and Supporters,

The Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley is a grassroots nonprofit organization rooted in activism and community engagement.  We invite you to our 18th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast, happening on March 25th, at 9:00 AM via zoom.

This is our biggest fundraiser and community celebration of the year where we honor community leaders and award scholarships. Your presence and financial support helps us continue working towards social, political, and economic justice for everyone in our community.

Every ticket and sponsorship supports our daily operations and campaigns- College for All, Ethnic Studies, Immigrant Rights, COVID-19 Response, and special projects. Your support promotes our growth!

To purchase tickets, please click on this link

In addition, we will be awarding the Social Justice Scholarships to local students, click here to apply.

Our 2022 honorees are:

Nora Garcia, Councilmember, City of Pomona

Dr. Daniel Loera, Director of Multicultural Affairs at the University of La Verne

Dr. Krystana Walks-Harper, Assistant Superintendent of Pupil and Community Services, Pomona Unified School District

Rosa Martha Zarate, Singer/Activist, and co-author of Our grandfathers were braceros, and we too…

This year’s Community Star Award recipients are:

Ignacio “Nacho” Montes and Rosemary Rodriguez

If you need more information, please call us at (909) 480-6267 or email us at


The LRT team

Ethnic Studies Updates for this week 2/23/2022

Hello LRT Members, 
Please see the information below;
LRT Ethnic Studies Working Committee Meeting
February 25, 2022
2:30pm – 3:30pm
ZOOM ID: 878 6691 5278
contact: for calendar invite
Please join us for our working committee meeting. We will give updates and discuss the Ethnic Studies work we have completed. 
We will also have volunteering opportunities related to keeping the community engaged and informed through our cultural survival programs.
In Lak’ech 
February 26, 2022
Join us for an institute on In Lak’ech, Ashe, Isang Bagsak and why they are fundamentally good educational practices.
Latina/o/x Literature & Bilingual Children’s Book Drive
Book Drive for Library at Cesar Chavez park
Drop off books at:
Solidarity Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 6pm; Saturday 9am to 4pm
The Village at Indian Hill
1460 E. Holt Avenue, Rm. 6, Pomona, CA 91767
Cesar Chavez Park Library
Hours: Sun up – Sun down
2720 Barjud Ave, Pomona, CA 91768
Questions? Accomodations?
Text/Call: (909) 291-9352

Latino/a Roundtable- Updates for this week- 2/16/22- 2/23/22

Dear LRT Members and friends,

Happy Wednesday (middle of the week)!

1. Buy your tickets to the 18th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast! This is our main fundraiser that supports the Latino and Latina Roundtable’s organizing work in the community. We also celebrate and honor the people that make our communities better and award scholarships to local youth!
2. Join us every Wednesday evening for En Confianza at a new day and time. En CONFIANZA, season II,starts today. Join us every wednesday from February to June at 5:30 PM via FB Live. In this virtual space, created with Spanish speakers in mind, we discuss our community concerns, share upcoming projects and resources that LRT and other community organizations are working on! See you there. ¡Nos vemos pronto!
3. Ethnic Studies Updates & upcoming webinar- 
LRT Ethnic Studies Working Committee
Join the effort to implement ethnic studies in our local schools-
2/25/22 12:00pm – 1:00pm via
In Lak’ech 
Join us for an institute on In Lak’ech, Ashe, Isang Bagsak and why they are fundamentally good educational practices. Please read today’s Op-Ed in the LA Times on the erasure of InLak’Ech and Ashe in the state’s Ethnic Studies Curriculum. Read the Op-Ed atLA TIMES
February 26, 2022
Insight & recommendations 
Pomona Education Coalition (PEC) (LRT is a member of this coalition), supports Professional Development in order to build the capacity of current teachers at PUSD. In order to have an effective Ethnic Studies program, experts in the field of Ethnic Studies need to be the ones teaching the Ethnic Studies courses.The PEC recommends that PUSD receive Ethnic Studies Teacher training from the following professional organizations:

Invitation to Latino/a Roundtable Meeting this Saturday, February 5 from 1 – 3 pm

This is your invitation to the next Latino and Latina Roundtable meeting this Saturday, February 5 from 1- 3 PM.  Attached are the minutes from the last meeting and the agenda for this meeting (in which we will review and discuss the achievements of our work in 2021 and priorities for 2022).  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.  The zoom link for the meeting is:

Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable 


Announcements for Week of December 13th- December 18th, 2021

Hello LRT Members,

Hope you are all doing well. Here are some announcements for this week, please scroll down, lots of great information up until the end:

  1. We are gearing up for our Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast, which takes place every March on his birthday. This will be the 18th Cesar Chavez Breakfast and we are asking you to please save the date for the morning of Friday March 25th 2022. For the past two years, we have done it virtually. This year, we hope we can do it in person. More details to follow.

At this time, we are asking our members to please nominate community leaders for this year’s honorees. Who do you think we should honor at this year’s breakfast?

Nominate a community leader who embodies and lives out the core values of Cesar Chavez by January 7th 2022-


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 


Please include the name of the person and your reasons. You can write your nomination in the body of an email or include an attachment. Your nomination does not have to be long and the deadline is January 7th. The LRT board reviews your nominations and selects the honorees. The honorees will be announced in late January 2022 and highlighted at the breakfast.

Social Justice Scholarships – Please share with your networks. Every year we recognize local students who are doing their part. The application is open to all high school seniors and college/university students who are from the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley. The application is attached and you will be able to access it on our website soon- For more information, please call (909) 480-6267.

Events this week:

12/13/2021 – Clean Mobility Workshop and Yoga event at Tony Cerda Park. Join Clean Mobility Fellows, Liberated SOON and Jasmine Rocha for an afternoon of yoga in the park. Everyone is welcome and our instructor is able to provide modifications for various levels of mobility and flexibility. This is a bilingual space as well.  If it rains, we will host this workshop on zoom and share the link with you all. Stay tuned. 

12/14/2021 -Join us for our last En Confianza (via Facebook Live) for 2021. We will chat with our very own Angela Sanbrano. Angela is our Board Vice President and a powerhouse immigrant rights activist. Stop by Facebook at noon on Tuesday December 14th. En Confianza is a weekly space where we highlight resources and community leaders. En Confianza conversations are in Spanish and we hope to continue in 2022. Please share your feedback about En Confianza.  



Yoga and Clean Mobility today at 3:30 pm

Hi LRT Friends and Members,

Join us today at 3:30 pm at Lincoln Park for yoga in the park. We will be talking about our clean mobility work as well as sharing resources on wellness. Everyone is welcome.
For more information, please call (909) 480-6267. The address is:
Lincoln Park
400 Lincoln Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767

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Latino and Latina Roundtable- Events for November 16th-November 20th

Hi LRT Members,

These are the events happening this week.
11/16: En Confianza with LRT@ 12:00 pm Facebook Live (Spanish). As part of our efforts to bring resources and support to our community, we will share about what to expect when you start therapy.
11/18: Move and Breathe Clean meet up @3:30 pm at Lincoln Park in Pomona. Join us for yoga and a conversation about clean mobility. Everyone is welcome.
11/20 : LRT Board Members elections @ 1:00 pm via zoom. The 10 nominees will share why they are interested in serving on the Latino/a Roundtable board. Members need to have paid their membership dues 30 days before the election and be present to vote for the 7 at large board positions.
Here are the flyers for the events-