Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Lies That Divide Us fast became one of the world’s most talked about books this past year for its clear-eyed survey of the unspoken social hierarchy that pervades history and our lives today. Drawing parallels between America, India and Nazi Germany, the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist argues that race and class divisions are largely informed by a powerful, unacknowledged caste system that everyone knows in their bones. Join Isabel, who will appear live via video, in conversation about the myths of meritocracy, the endurance of white supremacy and what we can do to dismantle the corrosive social hierarchy that persists throughout the world today.
Further program information available on the Sydney Writers' Festival website.
Please note, these events are only available to view either in-person (in Sydney) or via this livestream service to the Library. They are not available to view online. Events will be screened in the Level 2 Meeting Room at Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. Patrons are welcome to attend any and all sessions, all screenings are free and bookings are required. Seating will be socially distanced. As per current Coronavirus regulations, all visitors to the Library must register upon entry at the Concierge desk on Ground Floor.