VIRTUAL EVENT: PWN Book Club - October 2020 Meeting

Finding you have lots more time to read in this season of social distancing? Eager to connect with fellow DC Tigers and talk about your favorite books, precept style? Join us to discuss Isabel Wilkerson's Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.

The Princeton Women Network ("PWN") of DC will host its next virtual book club meeting on:


When: Wednesday, October 21st @ 12:00 - 1:15 PM


Where: Zoom (link to be circulated to registrants before event)


Selection: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson


In Caste"an instant American classic," Isabel Wilkerson gives readers a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative, how America has been shaped by a hidden caste system -- a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, she explores the fundamental tenets which undergird caste systems across civilizations, including the distortion of "divine will," concerns about "racial purity," and more. While examining how caste is experienced in our every day, she paints a hopeful picture of a better tomorrow, identifying the ways in which America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of hierarchical/arbitrary division and toward hope in our common humanity.

Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Warmth of Other Suns. Her debut work won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and was named to Time’s 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s and The New York Times’s list of the Best Nonfiction of All Time. She has taught at Princeton (go Tigers!), Emory, and Boston Universities and has lectured at more than two hundred other colleges and universities across the United States and in Europe and Asia.

To RSVP to this event, please contact Cornelia Powers '14.