2 2021

Racial Justice Big Read: “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” (TBE)

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Temple Beth El via Zoom

Contact Aleeza Hoffert

Join us for our first TBE Racial Justice Big Read! We’ll be discussing the book “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” as part of our ongoing effort to better understand the history of systemic racism and inequality in our country. Written by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson, the book “examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.” Wilkerson tells compelling stories that help us connect to what she’s teaching us.

Below are many ways to learn about the book's content, including short videos, articles, and more, so we hope you'll register and join us for the conversation even if you haven’t read it!

Virtual event with the author through UW–Madison on Monday, January 25: See Details >

Politics and Prose Bookstore's conversation between Isabel Wilkerson, author of “Caste,” and Bryan Stevenson, author of “Just Mercy” (1 hr. 5 min.): Watch Now >

PBS’s Jeffrey Brown’s interview with Isabel Wilkerson (6 min. 18 sec.): Watch Now >

New Yorker Politics and More podcast (listen or read): “Isabel Wilkerson on America’s Caste System”: Listen or Read Now >

New York Times Magazine article: “America’s Enduring Caste System”: Read Now >

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Sponsor: Temple Beth El