There’s Davos, aka the World Economic Forum, a mecca for the so-called Masters of the Universe.
There’s Burning Man, where creatives and pagans worship no boundaries, bartering while neh-kid.
If these two got together and had a baby, it would be South by Southwest or SXSW.
Since 1987, this yearly music, film, and interactive conference and festival in Austin, Texas is where the cultural avant-garde has exchanged ideas and pushed boundaries.
It’s where thinking meets doing with the potential to revolutionize the way we communicate and organize. The effect on our society and world is profound in ways that are still being determined.
Don’t believe me?
In 2007, Twitter launched at SXSW.
This is the context to understand why this tweet made my jaw drop:
“…redefining what it means to be Latino, and are influencing their online community from their multicultural perspective.”
The competition is stiff. ¡I face off with actor-vista Eva Longoria!
Whenever these blessings come from above, I marvel.
That’s because The Wise Latina Club is a labor of love, started when I felt Hispanic women were absent from the most important political, social, and economic debates, reduced to nothing more than static stereotypes of hot tamale or maid.
I thought no one beside Mami and Lil’ Sis would read The Wise Latina Club. Yet everyday on the website, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, email, and in person, I am proved wrong, with women finding a safe community here to learn, speak, and be heard, its resonance growing every day in the most grassroots fashion.
It is time to rally, educate, inform, inspire, and yes, chide, specifically around politics as our community, through its sheer demographic growth, is poised to become the power player that re-defines America politically, economically, and culturally.
Now is not the time stop. This nomination doesn’t mean I can kick up my sometimes Stuart Weitzmans, rarely Loubou tacones.
It’s time to double down on the mission that is still to be accomplished, on the work to be done.
The Revolución Social Awards vote is divided among:
Los Comandantes or judges: 40%
“Internal Leadership Team”: 30%
And YOU: 30%
Voting closes on February 25, 2013
Eternally grateful for your support and friendship which nourishes and inspires The Wise Latina Club, making all this abundance possible.