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Video Presentation: Interview with Isabel Wilkerson on her book “Caste”
- Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021
- Time: 4:00pm–5:30pm
As Jeff Barz-Snell announced last July, our All-Parish Read for this fall is Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. She is a former NY Times reporter and current scholar. Her previous work, The Warmth of Other Suns, won the Pulitzer Prize and recounts the great migration of African Americans from the south to cities in the North during the middle part of the 20th century.
In Caste, Wilkerson explores and analyzes three state-sanctioned racist systems that were intentionally implemented by their larger society: Nazi Germany, India, and the 19th and 20th century United States.
On Sunday, from 4:00 – 5:30 pm, join us in the Parish Hall or join us on Zoom for the first of three events in the coming months that are intended to facilitate discussion, dialogue, and critical reflection about race in America. We will view a recorded interview with Isabel Wilkerson, followed by a discussion where time will be given to analyze the arguments and claims made by the author and larger issues such as “Critical Race Theory.” We seek to ask questions and listen to different viewpoints. For example, can people acknowledge the reality of racism in our society, historically and currently, while not endorsing specific controversial reform movements such as “defund the police?” How do we contribute positively to the emergence of a 21st multi-cultural United States of America? What can a community like Weston do given the history of our country and region? What obligation do any of us have for the actions of previous generations? These are the sorts of questions we hope to explore.
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