Social Justice Talk: Living Activism by Joel Orozco-Almeida

Oftentimes people shy away from becoming social justice activists because they do not hold certain credentials or perhaps there are feelings of doubt that they do not know “enough” social justice language or have enough experiences to take that step. This video illustrates ways one can become a social justice activist while incorporating efforts and overall work in everyday life.

Joél Orozco-Almeida was born and raised in the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. He first came to the United States 13 years ago where he lived in Colorado. In the Summer of 2013 he moved to Nebraska to begin his graduate work in Education Administration with an emphasis in Student Affairs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Currently he serves as one of the Program Coordinators in the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services at UNL. He facilitated his undergraduate work at Metropolitan State University of Denver where he major in Behavioral Science with a minor in Sociology. He is a first generation student and one of his professional goals is to obtain a Director position in Multicultural Affairs. His hobbies include recreational sports, going to the movies, and Latin dancing.

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