Caste Book Club

Posted by Sandra Borden for Study of Ethics in Society

Kathy Purnell, staff attorney for Justice for Our Neighbors and part-time instructor in in the School of Public Affairs and Administration, will be leading discussions of Caste (2020) by Isabel Wilkerson. Wilkerson argues that there is a deep hierarchical system underlining who has power and who does not in every society. She describes the pillars of this system and how they manifest in different times and places, including the United States, India, and Nazi Germany. The book raises questions about the political and personal destructiveness of categories that unjustly pit us against each other. Upon registration, the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society will send participants information for joining the meetings.

Date: Wednesday, Apr. 07 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm Wednesday, Apr. 14 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm Wednesday, Apr. 21 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Contact: Sandra L Borden
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