The Next Great Migration | Sonia Shah

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The Next Great Migration | Sonia Shah
Presented by The History Book Festival 
Thursday, September 24 | 5 PM

The idea that certain peoples and species belong in certain places can be tracked from the 18th century studies of Carl Linnaeus, to the eugenics movement of the 20th century, through the anti-immigration policies of today. Experts have historically considered any type of migration as necessarily calamitous, upsetting the “natural order.” But in the broad calculus of our biological history, the benefits of movement have outweighed the terror. The continuation of life on a changing planet depends on migration.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 5:00pm
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