Asking for your support

I am writing to request your support for our annual Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley 20th annual Cesar Chavez breakfast fundraiser (that will be held Friday, March 29, 2024 (from 8 am – 10 am with check-in beginning at 7 am) at the Sheraton Fairplex (601 W. McKinley Ave) in Pomona).  As you know, the Latino and Latina Roundtable continues to organize in our communities on immigrant rights, education, and well-being economy issues.   You have always supported us in the past – and I am hoping that you can be a sponsor this year.   This year, as part of celebrating over twenty years of the founding of the Latino and Latina Roundtable and as part of honoring exemplary leaders who have used their lives in the interests of our communities, we will be honoring:  Professor Harry Pachon (posthumously), the past President of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, Kenan Professor of Political Studies at Pitzer and the Claremont Graduate School and one of the catalysts for the founding of LRT; Deliana Speights, Secretary-Treasurer of UFCW 1428 and Regional Coordinator of the Women’s Network; Fernando Meza, Pomona Unified Assistant Superintendent in the administration of Pupil and Community Services; Dr. Mary Montes, Former School Board Member at Pomona Unified; St. Francis RN’s and Healthcare Workers from UNAC/UHCP and SEIU-UHW; the Avocado Heights Vaquer@s and Union de Ranchos; LRT Community Star award recipient (LRT board member and secretary) Alicia Rodriguez: and local students who will be receiving Social Justice Scholarship awards. 


Our organization has made great strides in being able to sustain itself through the development of an office, a resolute staff, a committed board, and an active membership. We have been successful in not only representing the interests of our Latinx community through education, immigrant rights, and new economy committees, but we have been on the front lines consistently in building multi-racial unity, in supporting labor, in bringing together people from different backgrounds, genders, sexualities, and racial histories in solving some of the well-being economic, political, and social problems which our communities are facing.  Now, to advance our efforts, we are calling on you to support this one annual fundraiser. As our Executive Director Lina Mira has written in the attached request letter:


In the spirit of community, I invite you to join us on March 29th, 2024, and purchase a ticket or better yet become a sponsor. I have included the various sponsorship levels. Please see the attached attachment. Our mailing address is:  Latino and Latina Roundtable- 1460 E. Holt Avenue, #144, Pomona, CA 91767 and we are a 501@3 organization. Our tax ID number is: 45-4458833. If you need additional information and documents to become a sponsor please contact or call (909) 480-6267.

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






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