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      History Book Festival Presents: Sonia Shah - The Next Great Migration in Lewes


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      September 24, 2020

      Thursday   5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

      111 Adams Avenue
      Lewes, Delaware 19958

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      History Book Festival Presents: Sonia Shah - The Next Great Migration

      In collaboration with the History Book Festival, join us to talk with Sonia Shah, author of "The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move," featured at the 2020 virtual History Book Festival.

      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.

      Sonia Shah is a science journalist and author of "Pandemic: Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond." Her TED talk, “Three Reasons We Still Haven’t Gotten Rid of Malaria,” has been viewed by more than one million people. Laurie S. Fulton will interview Carter. She served as U.S. Ambassador to Denmark from July 2009 to February 2013 and is co-chair of the Ambassadors Circle of the National Democratic Institute.

      Online program from The Lewes Public Library and The History Book Festival.

      NOTE: this meeting is being conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Literary & Books

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