Mammoth Lakes Recreation Hosts Special Outreach Event Featuring Latino Outdoors Founder José González
|Mammoth Lakes, CA (May 25, 2018) – Next Tuesday, May 29th, Mammoth Lakes Recreation is sponsoring a special outreach event with José González, founder of Latino Outdoors at the Mammoth Lakes Library.
Latino Outdoors works to bring cultura into the outdoor narrative and connect Latino communities and leadership with nature and outdoor experiences. Their goal is connect families and youth with nature, engage and inspire Latino leadership, empower communities to explore and share their stories in defining the Latino Outdoors identity.
“The Town of Mammoth Lakes, along with much of the Eastern Sierra, is built on a recreation economy,” says Matt McClain, executive director of Mammoth Lakes Recreation. “Given that nearly half of our community is comprised of Latinos, it is imperative that we explore that nexus and establish a pathway to further Latino engagement and influence.”
José González, a former educator with a degree in Natural Resources & Environment from the University of Michigan, will be talking about the founding of Latino Outdoors, the organization’s ongoing work, and the importance of engaging with nature and the outdoors. There will also be a screening of the short film “Estamos Aqui.”
The event starts at 5:30 pm at the Mammoth Lakes Library and is free to the public. All ages are welcome.
About Mammoth Lakes Recreation
Formed in 2014, Mammoth Lakes Recreation’s mission is to deliver cutting edge sustainable recreation, mobility, and arts & culture opportunities and infrastructure for the benefit of the community and natural environment of Mammoth Lakes. We work to fulfill our mission by focusing our efforts in three areas: capital projects, advocacy, and entrepreneurship. For more information, go to www.mammothlakesrecreation.org.