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Today is the day… Danza Azteca @ Tony Cerda Park

Start your weekend early with Danza Azteca. All abilities welcome.
The Latina/o Roundtable’s
Ethnic Studies Committee Presents:
Aztec Dance Classes/Danza Azteca
Maestro: Alejandro Xipecoatl Juarez, Danza Azteca Grupo Toyaacan
7:00pm – 8:30pm 
Every Thursday July-August
8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 
Tony Cerda Park
400 W Grand Ave. Pomona, CA 91766andAugust /Agosto
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th & Sept 2nd
Cesar Chavez Park 
2720 Barjud Ave. Pomona, CA 91768

We are grateful to the City of Pomona for their support in bringing this program to the community.

Reclaiming Our Narrative – A Forum on Ethnic Studies

The Pomona Education Coalition Presents:
Reclaiming Our Narratives – A Forum on California’s Model Ethnic Studies Curriculum
Thursday, June 24th, 2021
4pm – 6pm
Zoom ID: 910 7868 5170
Ethnic Studies Activist-Scholars Lupe Carrasco Cardona and Dr. Theresa Montaño will share their experience working within CA’s Model Ethnic Studies Curriculum walk us through the events leading up to the approval of the curriculum, its aftermath, and current community organizing efforts for Ethnic Studies.
Guadalupe Carrasco Cardona is an Ethnic Studies Educator at LAUSD. She is also the Chair of Association of Raza Educators (Los Angeles Chapter) and Co-Founder of Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Coalition (LESMCC). Dr. Theresa Montano is a Professor of Chicana/o Studies at CSUN. She is also the
Community Liaison for Association of Raza Educators (Los Angeles Chapter), and Co-Founder of Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Coalition (LESMCC).
The Latino and Latina Roundtable is part of the Pomona Educational Coalition. To learn more about the Latino and Latina Roundtable, please visit our website or call (909) 480-6267.
For information about this forum and LRT’s ethnic studies work please contact Fabian Pavon -Email

LRT Roundtable Academy Organizing Meeting at 7 PM on June 17

As per the decision of our LRT board, this is your invitation to discuss and decide on upcoming forums, workshops, or classes on issues emerging out of the work of the Latino and Latina Roundtable in our communities this Thursday, June 17 at 7 PM.  The zoom link is below.  We will discuss what methods we will use and set a schedule in the areas of immigrant rights, ethnic studies, college for all, new economy, and other issues pertinent to our work.  The zoom link is:



Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Latino and Latina Roundtable Academy organizing meeting
Time: Jun 17, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 885 3549 3514
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Jose Zapata Calderon
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1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
(909) 952-1640


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Invitation to LRT Anchor Mission Committee Toward New Models of Economic Development

Dear Interested Members of the Latino & Latina Roundtable and friends:

Please see the attached flyer and join our Anchor Mission Committee, which will have its first meeting this Saturday, June 12 at 9 AM (going no later than 10:30) via Zoom here:, Password: Anchor.
The Committee will meet every other Saturday thru the summer.
This Committee is part of the LRT’s commitment to find a way forward toward a New Economy–more just, more equitable, putting people over profit.
Anchor Institutions are large nonprofits that raise and spend significant sums of money and are “anchored” to the local community in that their success and health is inextricably tied up with the success and health of local people and places. (Typical examples are “eds and meds,” i.e., universities and hospitals.) We will work to implement models that unlock the economic power of such institutions in our region to create jobs for, and investment in, Pomona’s lowest income residents and neighborhoods.
To get an idea of where we are going, see:
Hope to see you there. ¡Adelante!

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.

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