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PEN America Virtual Author’s Evening with Isabel Wilkerson

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Date: Thursday, January 21
Time: 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Location: Zoom
Donation to Attend: $150 per person

Join us for a special conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson on her bestseller Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. The event is generously sponsored by Foundrae.

Chosen for Oprah’s Book Club and longlisted for the National Book Award for Non-Fiction, Wilkerson’s latest book paints a masterful portrait of the unseen caste system in America by examining, through research and anecdotes, how past and present are shaped by this rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Wonderfully written and revealing, Caste reexamines what lies under the surface of American life today and also recommends ways for us to move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions. In 2021, there is no better time to join together and discuss this pervasive phenomenon and empower ourselves to move forward in our common humanity.

A $150 donation is required to attend this very special evening. This donation is considered 100 percent tax-deductible and supports PEN America’s mission to defend writers and free expression at a time of unprecedented need. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.


Space will be limited to 25 guests to facilitate audience participation and discussion. Following your RSVP, you will be sent the Zoom meeting invitation. This is a private video meeting, and only guests who are on the RSVP list will be permitted to join.

Please contact Caelan Fortes at [email protected] for any additional questions or concerns.

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