About 100 day laborers, their families and others gathered Tuesday at the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center for a Thanksgiving celebration. Workers took a moment to listen to Jose Calderon, emeritus professor of sociology at Pitzer College, who spoke about the Thanksgiving holiday, said Suzanne Foster, the executive director of the center, which is also referred to as the Pomona Day Labor Center. The workers, their families and guests enjoyed a turkey meal served up by students from Pitzer College, Cal Poly Pomona and Mt. San Antonio College, Foster said. In addition to students, members of the center’s board of directors and elected officials attended the gathering, Foster said. Aside from the meal, some laborers received bags containing all the items needed to prepare a Thanksgiving day meal along with some additional food staples to take home to their families, she said.
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