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Join us to celebrate the Zennie Cummings Award!

Hello LRT Family!

Happy New Year! We hope this second week of 2021 finds you and yours in a better place.

In the spirit of comunidad -we wanted to extend the invitation to this year’s Pomona Inland Valley MLK Celebration. The Latino and Latina Roundtable is this year’s recipient of the Zennie Cummings Community Service Award. Ms. Cummings was an amazing woman whose legacy lives on. We are honored and grateful to the Pomona Inland Valley MLK Project for recognizing our work. Please join in on the celebration from the comfort of your home!

39th Annual Pomona Inland Valley MLK Project Celebration
on Sunday, January 17th, 2021 6 pm-7 pm.

The VIRTUAL celebration will stream LIVE for all to enjoy via website

Always grateful to you,

Lina and the LRT Board

We can’t do it without you! 🙏

Dear LRT Friends,

It is not too late to make a donation to the Latino and Latina Roundtable. Thank you for supporting non-profits on Giving Tuesday.  Your Giving Tuesday gift will assist with our civic engagement and leadership development. Now more than ever we need our communities equipped with information and tools to organize and take action. We are looking ahead to 2021 and counting on you to help us get there!

Please support us,  We have two options- a Facebook Fundraiser and also a Go Fund Me- Charity page.



In Solidarity,
Lina Mira and LRT Board

Support your nonprofits! 🙏

Dear LRT Friends,

We hope this email finds you and your loved ones healthy and well. Today is a big day for non-profits. Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to share our gratitude and to highlight our work. No one can deny the importance of non-profit organizations in our communities, especially during this pandemic.

The Latino and Latina Roundtable is no different. We count on your support to keep our doors open and our mission alive. Although this pandemic has kept us physically apart, my belief is that we will come out of this stronger. We have learned new ways to organize, created new partnerships, and along the way have tapped into our creativity to uplift our community.

Please support us,  We have two options- a Facebook Fundraiser and also a Go Fund Me- Charity page.



We hope to go into 2021 with our new strategic plan and a renewed commitment to bring the issues that impact our communities to the forefront.
A heartfelt thanks to each and everyone of you for being part of the Latino and Latina Roundtable community and for believing in our work! We see you, we hear you, we love you!

In Solidarity,

Lina Mira and LRT Board

Pomona Education Coalition: Call to Action

Hi LRT Members,
Please read below. If you are interested in submitting a public comment to PUSD regarding these issues, please read the instructions below.
Thank you,
Call to Action,
Our communities can no longer wait. We need Pomona Unified School District to vote on Ethnic Studies and on extending the vote to youth and non-citizens within school board elections. Tell them to put these items on their next board meeting agenda. The info to submit a public comment is below and you can click here to access a public comment sample template. Please submit a comment immediately in order for it to be read into the record at the August 19 PUSD Board meeting.

TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT: Submit written public comments or documentation by e-mail to: Email: Record a voicemail with your public comments by calling: (909) 397-4800, Ext. 71002

• Public comments and/or documentation must be submitted beginning 8:00 a.m. on August 17, 2020 and no later than midnight on August 18, 2020.

• Please include your name, phone number, specific agenda item, and date of Board meeting in your correspondence or voicemail.

• Public comments received by midnight on August 18, 2020 will be read into the public record during the meeting

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education Pomona Unified School District August 19, 2020


Urgent: Your invitation to a noon Celebratory Rally in Support of DACA Decision at Pomona City Hall

The Latino and Latina Roundtable will be holding a celebratory rally in support of DACA and continuing the call for fair and just legalization of our immigrant families, support for our Temporary Protective Status families, and an end to unjust detention centers at 12 noon at Pomona City Hall (505 S. Garey Ave).  The Supreme Court decision upholding DACA is an important victory for our undocumented youth and immigrant families.  We are asking people to wear masks, practice safe distancing, and bringing signs in support of DACA and supporting speedy legalization.

LLRT logo

Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable 
on Behalf of the Latino and Latina Roundtable board
(909) 952-1640

Chavez Breakfast 2020

Tickets will go on sale soon for our-

16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast on March 27th

The Latino and Latina Roundtable of San Gabriel and Pomona Valley invite you to their annual breakfast! The breakfast is an opportunity to connect with others and also honor those in our community who have demonstrated the values of Cesar Chavez-

service to others, sacrifice, a preference for the most needy, determination, non-violence, acceptance, respect for life and the environment, community, knowledge, and innovation. 

Friday March 27th 2020
Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, CA
8:00 am-10:00 am

For sponsorship opportunities, table reservations, and advertisement in our program, please contact Lina Mira at 909-480-6267 or

Invitation to Building Bridges Project – Fundraiser and Birthday of Jerry Ryan


On the 28th of September Immigrant Rights activists, Misael Reyes Honduran Asylum petitioner, Hector Barajas, Director of Deported Veterans , Latino Latina Round Table and many others will gather in Redlands to support the work of Building Bridges.

The celebration will be at 410 Lemonwood Ave, Redlands, CA, 92374, from 5-8 pm. If for some reason you can’t attend consider sending a check PAYABLE TO: Latino Latina Roundtable & mail to Jerry Ryan at the  above address. For one $25/$40 for two.

Donald TRUMP every day is attacking immigrants and those who defend them. Now we can push back in an organized and creative way by supporting the Building Bridges Project.

Current Sponsors:Jose Calderon, State Senator Connie Leyva, Bobby De La Cruz, Ana Gonzalez, Carolyn Rose-Avila, John Jue, Joe Baca, Jr. Rialto City Council Member, Leno Rose-Avila, Miriam Burbano and Abigail Garcia Candidate for State Senate 

RSVP to Jerry Ryan at (909-816-1187)



Job Announcement for the position of Director of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

The Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley (LRT) is seeking a visionary and strategic Director to lead a dynamic community-based organization to its next level of organizational development. The LRT is a membership organization with a strong track record in immigrant, education, and community rights organizing and empowerment. We seek a highly qualified candidate that has demonstrated commitment to social, economic and racial justice. Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the LRT mission and why you are the best candidate for this position, a resume and 3 work or intern references should be sent via electronic mail to Latino/a Roundtable Attn: Rose Calderon at: With the subject line LRT Director Position. All documents emailed should be in Microsoft Work or Adobe PDF format. Deadline is July 30, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. 

Attached is the Job announcement:



Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable
On behalf of the Latino and Latina Roundtable Board

Invitation to Film on Ruben Blades

This is to let friends know about a documentary film on the life of legendary immigrant, lawyer, organizer, musician, and songwriter Ruben Blades that will be showing only one evening at the Laemmle theatre in Claremont this Monday,  Feb. 18 at 7 pm.  Please invite others who might be interested or who might know who he is.  A number of us, as activists, have been moved by his social change music that has continued unabated from the ’70’s to the present.  Here is the link:

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