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Hispanic Heritage Month at Lone Star College-North Harris features Sept. 24 presentation by Dr. Jose-Antonio Orosco

Dr. Jose-Antonio Orosco, director of the peace studies program at Oregon State University, will make a special presentation at Lone Star College-North Harris on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at noon in the Academic Building (ACAD-126), located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive in Houston. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

Dr. Orosco’s presentation, parallels his  book, “Cesar Chavez and the Common Sense of Nonviolence,” and explores how Chavez developed distinct ideas about nonviolent theory that are timely for dealing with today's social and political issues, including racism, sexism, immigration, globalization and political violence.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Orosco speak about Cesar Chavez’s Philosophy of Nonviolence,” said Dr. James Good, chair of the college’s Department of Social Sciences. “Dr. Orosco’s presentation will be an excellent addition to our Lyceum Series for Hispanic Heritage Month at LSC-North Harris.”

In 2008, Dr. Orosco’s published his first book, “Cesar Chavez and the Common Sense of Nonviolence.” He has written on the political theory of various figures, including Josiah Royce, Jane Addams and Martin Luther King, Jr. He has been a guest on National Public Radio’s “Philosophy Talk” and is a frequent speaker on issues of peace, nonviolence and the life of Cesar Chavez at venues around the country.

For more information about the event, call 281.618.5573.

Dr. Orosco’s presentation is one of several events taking place at LSC-North Harris as part of its Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. A complete listing of events is available at LoneStar.edu/NH-HispanicHeritageMonth.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

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