This Land Is Our Land: Suketu Mehta with Molly Crabapple

Tue. Jun 4, 2019 at 6:30pm EDT
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From the acclaimed author of Maximum City, an impassioned defense of global immigration.

Drawing on his own experience of immigrating from India to Britain as a child, and then to America as an adult, Pulitzer Prize finalist Suketu Mehta argues that the West isn’t being destroyed by immigrants, but by its fear of them. In This Land Is Our Land, Mehta cites factors from climate change to civil strife that have made borders around the world become more porous. With more people on the move than ever before, he makes a necessary and timely argument for the ways in which immigrants enable communities and countries to flourish, despite the backlash they inevitably face from leaders and unwelcoming citizens.

Now based in New York where he is a professor of journalism at New York University, Mehta will speak about his personal experience of immigration, and those of the the many other people whose stories shaped the writing of his book. He will be joined in conversation by the artist and writer Molly Crabapple.

For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form one hour before the program.

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Wachenheim Trustees Room (2nd Floor) The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018