The Defamation Experience

Event Information

1:14pm - 1:14pm

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) offers a unique, interactive play celebrating diversity, “The Defamation Experience,” at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21. The event will take place in Alumni Hall in the Student Union & Library, 2233 173rd Street on the Hammond Campus. The event is free and open to the public. 

“The Defamation Experience” is a two-hour interactive courtroom drama played out by the actors of Canamac Productions where race, class, religion, and gender collide. The event will feature a play, a deliberation where the audience members determine the outcome of the trial, and a post-show discussion as well as light refreshments after the performance. The premise of the play is a civil suit that puts prejudices and assumptions under a powerful lens and encourages self-examination as the audience moves through the process with the actors.

For more information, contact the PNW Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at 219-989-2163. To request a disability-related accommodation for the event, please contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at or by phone at 219-989-2163 or 219-785-5545.

Purdue Northwest Student Union and Library Building


  • 2233 173rd Street
  • Hammond, IN 46323