Obed Arango, is a Mexican journalist, anthropologist, visual artist, and filmmaker. A former faculty member of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and professor at Montgomery County Community College. He is the founder and Executive Director of Centro de Cultura, Arte, Trabajo y Educación (CCATE).
In 2006, he created the radio program, Villa Inmigrante, which was broadcasted on Mexico’s Radio, Universidad de Guadalajara. From 1994-2001, he conducted an ethnography of Mexico City’s Central Square, with a particular focus on the Zapatista movement. In 2015, Obed was the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Orlando Costas Service Award from Eastern University. In 2016, he was named Education Champion of the Year. His current research focuses on the Villa Inmigrante in Norristown, PA.
CCATE is a unique space creating the opportunity to develop and empower the Latinx community through the promotion of culture, art, work training, and education.