March 23, 2019 — Montclair, NJ 

Montclair Public Library

50 South Fullerton Avenue Montclair, NJ 


Montclair Literary Festival: “The Immigrants” 

Marina Budhos, author of the YA novels Watched, Tell Us We’re Home, and Ask No Questions, leads a conversation about the polarizing politics of immigration. Featuring two novelists whose work focuses on the immigrant experience, Irina Reyn (Mother Country) and Maria E. Andreu (The Secret Side of Empty), and NYU Associate Professor of Journalism Suketu Mehta, whose forthcoming book, This Land is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto, scrutinizes anti-immigrant biases and policies. 

April 1, 2019 — New York, NY 

The Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue, Room 1201 (Elebash Recital Hall) 

6:30 PM

“Migrations: Rewriting America”

In this panel, acclaimed writers Suketu Mehta (author of the forthcoming book This Land Is Their Land) and Gary Shteyngart (author of Lake Success) discuss with sociologists Nancy Foner and Philip Kasinitz how immigrants transform—and are themselves transformed by—American culture.

Presented with Carnegie Hall as part of the citywide festival Migrations: The Making of America.

April 15 — Arlington, VA

National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA)

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel


Luncheon – Keynote Remarks by Suketu Mehta + Panel – People’s Right to Their Places: Community Accountability in an Age of Displacement’

Gentrification is becoming evident in more housing markets all over the country, where increased real estate prices have led to displacement of long-term neighborhood residents and small businesses from communities that they have called home for decades. At the same time, community-based organizations from low-income communities are resisting gentrification through grassroots organizing, policy, and planning strategies. Join panelists from across the country to discuss how displacement has impacted local communities of color; strategies for engaging local residents who are directly impacted by gentrification; and community driven policy and planning solutions to address displacement.

June 6, 2019 — New York, NY

American Jewish Historical Society 

15 West 16th Street New York, NY 10011


“This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto” 

Book Launch and Talk with Author Suketu Mehta (NYU) and Nancy Foner (CUNY Hunter College)

June 11, 2019 — Washington, DC

Politics and Prose Bookstore

5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008


“Suketu Mehta – This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto”

June 18, 2019 — San Francisco, CA  

California Institute of Integral Studies

1453 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 941037:00PM-9:00PM 

“An Immigrant’s Manifesto: A Conversation with Suketu Mehta”

Join Suketu for a conversation about his new book This Land is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto—a juxtaposition of the phony narratives found in populist ideologies with the ordinary heroism of laborers, nannies, and others, from Dubai to Queens.