Thursday, May 20th, 2021, 7pm (PST), online event
Take PART warmly invites you to a “Watch Party” of a pre-recorded video featuring Isabel Wilkerson, author of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, in conversation with Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation. This free Watch Party will take place on Thursday, May 20th, at 7:00 pm. The video will be followed by a group discussion.
Isabel Wilkerson’s book argues that racial stratification in the United States is best understood as a caste system, akin to those in India and in Nazi Germany.
“The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality,” Wilkerson writes. “It is about power – which groups have it and which do not. It’s an invisible mechanism that keeps people in a fixed place.”
Isabel Wilkerson studied journalism at Howard University, becoming editor-in-chief of the college newspaper The Hilltop. She went on to intern at the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post, and became the Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times. She also taught at Emory, Princeton, Northwestern, and Boston Universities.
She was the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism.
The mission of Take PART is to confront racism and to engage in dismantling the systems that perpetuate ingrained racial inequality. We do this through events, education and outreach that foster engagement in building community where all people are treated with equality and respect.