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José-Antonio Orosco Oral History Interview. June 25, 2015

José-Antonio Orosco Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Janice Dilg.

June 25, 2015

Location:  Centro Cultural César Chávez, Oregon State University.

José-Antonio Orosco (b. 1971) is a Philosophy professor at OSU and the director of the university's Peace Studies program. A former union organizer and student activist, Orosco is presently the faculty advisor for the Centro Cultural César Chávez as well as the OSU chapter of Movimiento Estudantil Chicano/Chicana de Aztlan. The author of the 2008 book, Cesar Chavez and the Common Sense of Nonviolence, Orosco is also a founding member of OSU Faculty and Staff for Peace and Justice, a co-founder of the Anarres Project for Alternative Futures, and president of the OSU chapter of the American Association of University Professors. His interview focuses on the path that he has taken as an academic and activist, his involvement with student organizations and multicultural programming, and his perspectives on the teaching and practice of engaged philosophy.