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Nicthé Verdugo Oral History Interview. February 13, 2015

Nicthé Verdugo Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

February 13, 2015

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

Nicthé Verdugo (class of 2015) was heavily involved with a variety of student activist groups during her undergraduate years at OSU. An Ethnic Studies major who also minored in Women's Studies, Verdugo spent two years on staff at the OSU Women's Center and was also an active member of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) and the Alta Gracia workers rights campaign, as organized by United Students Against Sweatshops, a group that she helped to found. In her interview Verdugo discusses the development of her own sense of identity, her activism in support of fair labor practices, the culture of the Women's Center, and evolving conceptions of feminism among young people today.