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Resisting immigration scapegoating at Food for Thought event

The League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area announces our Food for Thought event to be held on Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m. at the Hughes Center, Padua Room. (Please note change of date.)

Jose Zapata Calderon, PhD, will discuss “Intersectional Coalition Building: Strategies for Responding and Resisting Immigrant Scapegoating.”

Mr. Calderon is professor emeritus of sociology and Chicano studies at Pitzer College. He is an activist and academic who promotes coalitions by sharing his experiences as a farm worker and professor. 

He was the inaugural holder of the Michi and Walker Wegian Endowed Chair in Multicultural Studies at Cal Poly Pomona. While working on his PhD at UCLA, he helped organize multi-racial coalitions to defeat an English-only movement in Monterey Park.  For his work in building partnerships between communities and higher education, the California Campus Compact has honored him with the Richard E. Cone Award for Excellence in Leadership in Cultivating Community Partnerships in Higher Education.

This Food for Thought event is a fundraiser for LWV. The cost is $40. To register, visit the League website at claremont.ca.lwvnet.org. The Hughes Center is located at 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.

Support Pilgrim Place through art donation

An art donation party, Got Art?, will be held at Pilgrim Place on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. until noon. 

Community members are encouraged to bring framed or unframed wall art that they would like to donate to help support the 2017 Pilgrim Place Festival Fine Arts booth. 

The Got Art? event will be held at Pilgrim Place at the Fine Arts Studio at 698 Scrooby Lane. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.

For further information about this event, contact Pilgrim Place at (909) 399-5500.

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