Northwestern University

Thu 5:00 PM

Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, 1515, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Carlos Octavio Ballinas   847.467.3980

Group: The Latina and Latino Studies Program

Category: Academic


Lecture by Prof. Roberto Gonzales

Assistant Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Education


"Mining the results of an extraordinary twelve-year study that followed 150 undocumented young adults in Los Angeles, Roberto G. Gonzales sheds light on the disastrous effects immigration policies have had on more than two million children coming of age in the United States. He shows that highly educated undocumented youth share similar work and life outcomes with their less-educated peers despite the fact that education is touted as the path to integration and success for immigrants in America. Lives in Limbo questions the function of a system that integrates children into K-12 schools but ultimately denies them the rewards of their labor."

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