Reminder of October 17 LRT membership meeting including LRT officer nominations

To:  Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

This is a reminder that the next Latino and Latina Roundtable meeting will be on Saturday, October 17 at 1 PM.  The meeting will prioritize the nomination of candidates for the four officer positions but also include summaries and reports from our ongoing work.

Nominations will take place at this Virtual General Membership Meeting scheduled for Saturday, October 17th at 1 PM.  If you are interested in running for one of the four positions or you want to nominate someone, you must be part of the membership meeting on October 17thAt this meeting, the person nominating (or self-nominating) should be prepared to make a presentation (no longer than 3 minutes) about the person being nominated, their qualifications, and why you are nominating (or self-nominating) the person for the position. 

After the nominations are made on October 17, as per our by-laws, the Latino and Latina Roundtable will be holding a special membership meeting the following month on Saturday, November 21 (at 1 PM) to elect the four board officer positions (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) to serve on the board for the next two years. 

Message to attendees of Latino and Latina Roundtable- 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast

A Message from Latino and Latina Roundtable:

Dear Virtual Breakfast Guests,

We cannot thank you enough for joining us this morning! Today was a triumphant day for our organization. Our celebration began with live music by Son Real. Knowing that you would be joining us created so much excitement. This was uncharted territory. Thank you to Jose Calderon and Angela Sanbrano for showing us courage and leadership in the moment!

We hope you were inspired by the speakers, honorees, and scholarship recipients and encouraged to organize in new ways as a result of this global pandemic. Si Se Puede!

Your trust and support means the world to us. We could not have done this without your encouragement and grace and know that your very presence made today special.

Thank you again for being part of this celebration! Have a restful weekend!


Lina and the Board of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

(909) 480-6267

p.s. If you would like to make a gift to the Latino and Latina Roundtable, you can do it on Eventbrite until tomorrow at 11:59 pm. We appreciate your support!

Thank You for your Support

I want to thank you personally for donating to the sustainability of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of Pomona and San Gabriel Valley, for the continued honoring of exemplary leaders in our communities, and for the scholarships that we give to students who exemplify the principles of connecting their studies with community engagement.    

Our organizers have given countless hours in putting together a program that: celebrates our honorees and scholarship recipients; includes the music of Son Real; and ends with our traditional singing of De Colores. In that spirit, I am asking you to put aside an hour-and-a-half of your time to join us in our Spirited Virtual 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast Fundraiser on September 25th from 9 a. m. – 10:30 a. m. (with Son Real beginning to play at 8:45 am).  The link to connect to on that day is:

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Sep 25, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast (Virtual) 
Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Another way you can also help us is by participating in our virtual auction.  As part of our fundraising event we are holding a virtual silent auction beginning Thursday, September 10 – and closing at the end of the breakfast on Friday, September 25.  The virtual auction includes authentic and limited-edition items from our movements.  To see what items are being auctioned, please visit the following site to make your bid on your favorite piece.

Cesar Chavez Silent Auction:

Again, thank you so much for your support!  We rely on this one fundraiser to help sustain the work of our organization and it is your donation that will be very much alive throughout the year in our education, immigrant rights, labor, and community development work.

Jose Calderon, President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

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

Thank you for your support of the Cesar Chavez Virtual Breakfast Celebration

Dear LRT Guests,
Thank you for your support of the Cesar Chavez Virtual Celebration. We are days away from our virtual celebration this Friday September 25th at 9:00 am. Please join us starting at 8:45 am to listen to live music by Son Real. This is also a great time to ask technical questions. Translation to Spanish is provided as well.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Sep 25, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast (Virtual)
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Please download the latest version of zoom. You will be receiving an e-program booklet on Wednesday to follow along. 
Check out our website to see our sponsors or to become a member-
Also, please visit our silent auction with unique items at –
Cesar Chavez Silent Auction:
With gratitude,
(909) 480-6267 or (909) 288-3985

Officer Nominations and Elections for Latino and Latina Roundtable Board

To:  Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable 

As per our by-laws, the Latino and Latina Roundtable will be electing the four board officer positions (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) at its membership meeting on Saturday, November 21 (1 PM) to serve on the board for the next two years.  

Nominations will take place at the next Virtual General Membership Meeting scheduled for Saturday, October 17th at 1 PM (a link will be sent out to the membership for that Zoom meeting).  If you are interested in running for one of the four positions or you want to nominate someone, you must be part of the membership meeting on October 17th.   

To be able to vote in the election, set for November 21, you have to be a paid member in good standing 30 days prior to the election (which would be October 22).   


If you have any questions, please e-mail Jose Calderon at or Angela Sanbrano at or Lina Mira at

Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable


Support Latino/a Roundtable – Your Invite to Virtual Cesar Chavez Fundraising Breakfast

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 includingTeresa 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:  Emely Andreo, Garey High School (to Cal Poly Pomona); Josue Garcia (Cal Poly Pomona); Presila Lua, Garey H. S. (to CSU San Bernardino); Facisco Villagomez (Univ. of LaVerne); Fernando Cruz Bonilla,  Ganesha H. S. (to UC-Berkeley.

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

For questions, call at: (909) 480-6267 or e-mail at

Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable

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Invitation to rally at Cerda Park and Caravan to Chicano Moratorium Commemoration in East L. A.

#50thCM #RazaSi #RubenSalazarPresente

Join the Pomona delegation of the 50th Annual Chicano Moratorium. The Chicano Moratorium we will be commemorating took place on August 29, 1970 in East LA.

The Chicano Moratorium was the largest anti-war movement led by Chicanos.

Pomona participated in the event in 1970. 50 years later, we are participating again. Pomona has a long history of Chicano activism against imperialism as well as against police brutality.

We will meet at Tony Cerda Park at 8AM to hear from some of Pomona’s original 1970 participants and then at 9AM we will caravan to Whittier blvd. in Pico Rivera.  

We are demanding the original demands of the first moratoriums as well as adding new demands.

Demands: self-determination, the liberation of women, ending Chicano military drafting into wars like Vietnam, pro-peace, stopping U.S. military intervention, ending racism, ending police killings/crimes, proper access to bilingual and quality public education, good jobs, equality for all, access to health care, benefits for veterans and the elderly, housing, political representation, legalization for all, fair and humane immigration, stopping Trump’s administration/policies, environmental justice, solidarity with all oppressed nations if the world, and ending white supremacy, privatization of public and social services

Urgent request in support of translators and interpreters

Hi LRT Members and Friends,

Please read below the information that is being shared regarding interpreters and translators in CA.

Freelance interpreters and translators have provided valuable services free of charge to our organization over the years. As of January 2020, California law prevents language service providers from subcontracting them, on account of which they have lost a major portion of their income. California’s AB2257, addresses this problem, and is expected to reach the floor of the California Senate any day now. Our interpreters are requesting calls to the bill’s author to include the following final amendments to AB2257. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the coordinator of our interpreting team, Madeline Rios at 909-263-4579.

Thank you in advance for supporting our interpreters and translators.

Here is the request that our interpreters are asking you to make to Assembly Member Gonzalez at (916) 319-2080:

1) Given that court interpreter and registration exams are currently unavailable due to COVID19, please include a 2-year moratorium in AB2257 during which interpreters and translators may continue to work as freelancers for those assignments that do not require certifications or registrations.

2) Please clarify the bill so that freelance interpreters and translators may subcontract with one another and not just with referral agencies.

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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