Immigrant Justice Book Discussion

Sunday, Decmeber 15 at 12:00pm
“This Land is Our Land”, by Suketu Mehta

Drawing on his own experiences as an Indian-born teenager growing up in New York City, and on years of reporting around the world, Suketu Mehta subjects the worldwide anti-immigrant backlash to withering scrutiny.  Mehta juxtaposes the phony narratives of populist ideologues with the ordinary heroism of laborers, nannies, and others, from Dubai to Queens, and explains why more people are on the move today than ever before.  Mehta also stresses the destructive legacies of colonialism and global inequality on large swaths of the world: When today’s immigrants are asked, “Why are you here?” they can justly respond, “We are here because you were there.”

Books are available for purchase in the Temple office ($20, cash or check only).

Reservations are required if you would like to join us for pizza. Contact the Temple office at 301-942-2000 or rsvp@templeemanuelmd.org

If you would like to be added to the Temple’s immigrant justice Google group, contact Joanna Silver at joannabethsilver@hotmail.com.  To join the Community Social Action Council, contact Ian DeWaal at dewaalian@prodigy.net.