Monday, September 27, 2010

The Latino2 Tour to Hit the Central Coast of California — Birthplace of “La Causa”

The Latino2 tour is getting ready to announce its next stop: the Central Coast of California. We’ll be teaming up with two of our new Latino2 gente, Jesse Luna and José Huitron, who share our vision for why the Central Coast is the most logical second stop on our tour of California:

–The Central Coast lies between SF and LA, the de facto centers of northern and southern California. It’s often been said that north and south are actually two different states. I’d argue that the center is a different place, as well — it has its own character, its own history, its own vibe.

–The Central Coast is adjacent to the Central Valley, birthplace of the farm labor movement, also known as “la causa.” A big part of the Latino2 mission is to educate people on best practices in community, communications, and collaboration. We can learn a lot ourselves from the great people in this region.

–The Central Coast is vibrant, beautiful, and culturally important. It’s home to one of the world’s most interesting wine-making markets (the film Sideways was filmed here), home to some of the country’s best universities, and home to some of the world’s most spectacular coastlines. Hey, at one time, it was actually home to the capital of old California, under the flags of Spain and Mexico. There’s a lot here to discover and discuss, and it’s the perfect stop as we make our way up north … to Silicon Valley, to Sacramento, and way up the great “El Norte California” (lots of Latinos up there, 2).

Click here for the full article by @giorodriguez.