Jewish Museum - London

Events

The Good Immigrant: Nikesh Shukla In Conversation

Date: Wednesday 8 November 2017

Time: 7-8pm (book signing at 8pm)

Price: Museum admission applies. Free for Friends.

Categories: talks free for friends migration festival

Hear from Nikesh Shukla, editor of the award-wining 2016 bestseller The Good Immigrant; a collection of 21 writers of colour talking about race and immigration.

In this conversation with Barbara Roche, Nikesh will discuss why immigrants come to the UK, why they stay, where their place is in the world if they’re unwelcome in the UK, and what effects the current political climate has on issues around race and migration. 

Followed by Q&A with the audience, and book signing at 8pm.

Barbara Roche is the chair of the Migration Museum Project.The Project aims to increase appreciation of how migration has shaped Britain through the ages by creating a national Migration Museum,an education programme and a knowledge-sharing network of museums and galleries across the UK. Barbara was a Labour Government Minister and MP. She was a Minister of State in the Home Office, Cabinet Office and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. She was also the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, a Minister at the Department of Trade and Industry,Minister for Women and Equalities and the Immigration Minister when at the Home Office. Barbara has chaired one of the largest housing associations in the country and currently chairs a number of other organisations including the Migration Matters Trust. The Trust is an all-party group which works with business,trade unions and  former senior diplomats to argue the positive case for migration.

This exhibition forms part of the Migration Festival programme for our Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation

020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

Nikesh Shukla - ADULT (JME 673)

£8.50

Nikesh Shukla - CONC (JME 673)

£6.50