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THE VALLEY COLLEGE CONNECTION PODCAST


BE INSPIRED!

JOSE ARRIETA, PROFESSOR OF CHICANO STUDIES

 

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How does a ten-year-old boy running the streets of LA homeless find his way to become a professor at LAVC? Listen to the Valley College Connection Podcast and be inspired.

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Producer/Engineer Lisa Darrow

4:45 – Being exploited as a child by local merchants.

9:11 – Running away from home at ten years old.

14:52 – Drive by shootings and violence in high school.

21:23 – Getting serious in college after academic probation.

24:57 – Being mentored by a special Chicano Studies professor.

26:46 – Going to school while being married and paying the bills.

27:49 – Finding professors to advocate for you.

30:38 – A lifelong relationship with your mentor.

36:31 – Opportunities created by a degree in Chicano Studies.

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