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Presenting this Year’s Cesar Chavez Honorees ⭐

Hello Friends and Supporters,

We invite you to our 18th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast, happening on March 25th, at 9:00 AM via zoom.
To purchase tickets, please click on this link

This is our biggest fundraiser and community celebration of the year where we honor community leaders and award scholarships.

Get to know our honorees!

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


Request to Support the LRT for Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast Fundraiser

This is to let you know that our Latino and Latina Roundtable will be holding its annual Cesar Chavez breakfast fundraiser once again on Friday, March 26, 2021 (Cesar Chavez Day).  I know that some of you may get tired of our requests, but we are persistent in reaching out to you because we know that you know of our work and how, for years, it has been based on volunteers.  Now, for the first time, we have a director and an office and a vision of developing a staff.  Hence, to further advance our organizing efforts and our vision, we are asking for your support once again. As you know, our annual fundraiser is not just about sustaining our education, immigrant rights, college pipeline, environmental, and community economic development organizing – but is also aimed at bringing to center stage and honoring leaders and social justice scholarship students in our region who best exemplify the principles and values of Cesar Chavez.  On March 26th, the LRT will present scholarships to students who are exemplary in connecting their studies with community engagement.   Please help us in sharing the attached scholarship application with others (that has a due date of March 5th). 

It is with that spirit that I invite you to save the date of March 26th and to donate at the level that you or your organization can afford. Please see the attached sponsorship levels that include e-tickets for the virtual event and name listing in the program. You can also purchase individual ticket(s) at $50 per ticket, $25 for paid LRT members, and/or $10 for students and low-income individuals or retirees.   


You can go through Eventbrite to pay by credit card at- 

or Mail RSVP & payment to Latino and Latina Roundtable 1460 E Holt Ave, Mailbox 144, Pomona, CA 91767 (make checks payable to Latino/a Roundtable).  For information please call (909) 480-6267 or visit our website 

Here is also the video created by Olga Rojas on our Latino and Latina Roundtable:


Jose Zapata Calderon

President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley

Copy of Cesar Chavez Breakfast RSVP 2021-4

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

Postpone to September “Request for your support of Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast on March 27th in Pomona”

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 on Friday, March 27, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (with registration between 7 and 8 am) at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center, Exposition Center 8, 601 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768.  In the last year, the Latino and Latina Roundtable has moved forward in sustaining  an office and a director. As in the past, we have continued to advance our immigrant rights, community development, and education work through the commitment of dozens of volunteers and the resources that are raised from this yearly fundraiser.  In keeping with our grass-roots organizing character, we continue to keep the cost at a minimum to ensure that the tradition is in keeping with the celebration of the life of Cesar Chavez and the many leaders, from all backgrounds, who have historically given of their lives to ensure a future with justice and equity. In keeping with the tradition of honoring leaders in our region who have exemplified the principles and values of Cesar Chavez, the Roundtable this year is honoring: Teresa 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 students from the region who exemplify the values of connecting their studies to community engagement and social change.


You can support our efforts by:

Going through eventbrite and make a reservation donation by credit card at

or attached is  an RSVP form that you can use where you can Mail RSVP & payment to: Latino and Latina Roundtable 1460 E Holt Ave, Mailbox 144 Pomona, CA 91767 by March 16.  For questions, call at: (909) 480-6267 or e-mail at


Thank you sincerely for your support,

Jose Zapata Calderon
President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the 
San Gabriel and Pomona Valley

Cesar Chavez Breakfast RSVP.1.31.2020 (2)

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)



Noche de Raza

This event is to raise money for M.E.Ch.A.; M.E.Ch.A. stands for Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlan. We are an organization that educates the community about their history and their culture. 50% of the money we raise will go towards scholarships for two of the M.E.Ch.A. board members, and the other 50% will go towards our efforts to better educate our raza about their history and culture by mentoring high school students, buying books that will empower our members, and participating in educational field trips. You can be a part of this too!!! Just show up to the event and sign up at our M.E.Ch.A. booth.

Facebook event:

You can buy tickets now, but don’t forget to print the receipt:

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