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Invitation to LRT Meeting this Saturday at 1 PM Latino/a Roundtable-Membership Meeting on 3/16/2024 from 1- 3 pm

You are invited to our monthly meeting of the Latino and Latina Roundtable this Saturday, march 16th from 1 – 3 PM at the LRT offices (1460 E. Holt Ave. in Pomona).  If you are out of the area, this is a hybrid meeting and you can connect in through the zoom link below.
At this meeting, we will discuss our upcoming Cesar Chavez breakfast, Plans for the Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage, and analysis from the various committees on the work they are carrying out, their goals, and the conditions that they are facing in carrying out the work on immigrant rights, education, and economic development.  Please invite others in your circles to join us.  The zoom link for the meeting is:  Join Zoom Meeting
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

Latino/a Roundtable- 20th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast 2024

Hi LRT Members and Friends,

We are weeks away from the 20th Annual Breakfast. The event is on March 29th 2024. Doors open at 7 am. We will be having a silent auction which will be live days leading up to the event.
The honorees this year are:
Fernando Meza (PUSD) , Dr. Mary Montes, Deliana Speights (UFCW 1428), Harry Pachon (posthumous), Union de Ranchos, and the St. Francis RNs and Healthcare Workers from UNAC-UHCP and SEIU-UHW. Our Community Star Award is being presented to Alicia Rodriguez.
You can purchase tickets online or send a check with the order form.

Latino and Latina Roundtable present the 20th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast

Also, please join us this Saturday 3/16/2024 @ 1pm  for the LRT Membership Meeting

Latino/a Roundtable-Membership Meeting on 3/16/2024 from 1- 3 pm

Hello LRT Members,

Please join us for the next membership meeting on 3/16/24. This meeting in person, however we will be having a zoom link to accommodate those who can not make it in person. We will have updates and also discussion on the Cesar Chavez Breakfast. We also encourage you to renew your membership if you have not taken care of that already.
Please purchase your ticket for the breakfast;

Latino and Latina Roundtable present the 20th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast


We look forward to seeing you.
LRT Team
Office Location:
1460 E. Holt Avenue, Room 5
Pomona CA 91767

Topic: Membership Meeting
Time: Mar 16, 2024 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 821 3904 5971
Passcode: 531471

Upcoming Meeting/Events
3/16/2024 Membership Meeting (Hybrid, Pomona Office)
3/29/2024 Cesar Chavez Breakfast (Fairplex Conference Center) Tickets on sale now and sponsorships 
4/20/2024 Pilgrimage -Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage (Pomona)

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






Latino/a Roundtable- Membership Retreat and other updates

Please join us this Saturday for the Annual Membership retreat from 1-3 pm. This retreat is in person, however we will be having a zoom option. Come and learn about the priorities for 2024 and also the accomplishments from 2023.  Please also renew your membership and pay your dues for 2024 if you have not had a chance. 
Where: LRT Office (1460 E. Holt Avenue, Room 5)
1460 E. Holt Avenue
Pomona CA, 91767
Phone : 909-480-6267
Entrance 2 or 3 and look for room 5. Light refreshments provided.
Zoom Option: 
Topic: Latino and Latina Roundtable Membership Retreat 
Time: Feb 17, 2024 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meeting ID: 882 0816 9563
Passcode: 640872
Other announcements/dates
2/29- Social Justice Scholarship deadline
3/29- Cesar Chavez Breakfast (8 am)
4/20- Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta Pilgrimage
Please visit our website for more information- to access ticket sales and scholarship information.