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Suketu Mehta: A Manifesto for Immigrants
Fri 8 November 2019, 19:00-20:00
Waterstones (Union Street Entrance)
£8/£6/£4.50

£4.50 PARTNER RATE is for staff, students or members at the following organisations: Arts Council England, Bristol City Council, Business West, University of Bristol and UWE.


Today, more people are on the move than ever before. This global movement corresponds with a sharp rise in populism and a worldwide anti-immigrant backlash. Suketu Mehta – author of

This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto, an impassioned defence of global immigration - argues that misinformation and scapegoating of migrants causes far more damage that immigration itself. But the positives, Mehta asserts, hugely outweigh the negatives.

Exploring the history of visas, the economics of migration, shrinking western populations and fluid workforces, Mehta shifts the narrative from then to now. The past has dictated the present, but the present is also now dictating the future - civil strife and climate change are reshaping large parts of the planet.

He tells the stories of many immigrants, those who, for myriad reasons, have left everything they know, often journeying thousands of miles to make their homes and raise their families, in unfamiliar sometimes unfriendly, places. When today’s immigrants are asked, ‘Why are you here?’, they can justly respond, ‘We are here because you were there.’ And now that they are here, as Mehta demonstrates, they bring great benefits, enabling countries and communities to flourish.

In conversation with Nikesh Shukla.


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Waterstones Bristol Galleries, use Union Street entrance

11A Union Street

Galleries, Broadmead

Bristol

BS1 3XD

United Kingdom

View Map

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No Refunds

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