Scholar to Discuss Deportees’ Rights as Part of Distinguished Speaker Series at PNW

Scholar to Discuss Deportees’ Rights as Part of Distinguished Speaker Series at PNW

Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences welcomes Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz of Loyola University Chicago as part of their Distinguished Speaker Series. Gomberg-Muñoz will present, “Deported but Not Defeated in Mexico City.”

“Deported but Not Defeated in Mexico City” Gomberg-Munoz, who is currently studying the activities of deportees’ rights organizers in Mexico City, expressed concern about the treatment of Mexican citizens after they have been deported from the United States. Gomberg-Muñoz states, “In 2016 alone, nearly 300,000 Mexican citizens were removed or returned from the United States. …Deportees often arrive in Mexico only to discover that they have gone from noncitizens in the United States to ‘abandoned citizens’ in Mexico who are denied recognition and support from the Mexican government.”

The event will take place at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26 in Gyte 103, 2200 169th St. on the Hammond Campus. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Seating is limited. For more information call 219-989-2272 or email

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