Humans, Not Numbers (Festival of Ideas)

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Humans, Not Numbers: Knowing the stories of migrants and asylum seekers
Journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown explores the personal narratives of migrants and asylum seekers, transcending statistics. She advocates for empathy, dispels stereotypes, and urges a compassionate understanding of the shared humanity within the global migration discourse.

In this compelling talk, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown delves into the human side of migration and asylum seeking, shifting the focus from statistics to stories. Beyond the numerical data and political discourse, she explores the rich and diverse narratives of individuals who have embarked on journeys in search of safety, opportunity, and a better life. By emphasizing the importance of understanding the unique experiences, challenges, and triumphs of migrants and asylum seekers, she aims to foster empathy, break down stereotypes, and inspire a more compassionate and informed global perspective. Join her as she humanizes the conversation, urging society to see beyond the numbers and recognize the shared humanity that connects us all.

Suitable for: All ages


All sessions require a ticket for entry. We have a Progressive Payment System (Prices + online booking fee) per session:
Standard – the price that enables us to recover costs (£10)
Patron – an enhanced price that supports our discounted ticket (£8)
Discount – a subsidised ticket (£6)
You choose the ticket price suitable for you.
All sessions have a limited number of Free tickets available.
OR, Saturday – £42 Attend any sessions that take place at Malvern St James Girls School
Sunday – £27 Attend any sessions that take place at Malvern St James Girls School
Weekend Ticket – £76 Attend any sessions that take place at Malvern St James Girls School on Saturday and Sunday
Donations are very welcome.

Saturday 2 March 2024


Malvern St James Girls School


Malvern St James Girls School

15 Avenue Road


WR14 3BA

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