May 7, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
As a part of the P.I.E. Series, this discussion and presentation will take a deep dive into the linguistic, ideological, and cultural categorization of "Caste" laid out in Isabel Wilkerson's, "Caste": The Origins of Our Discontent" (2020). It is hoped that the discussion of key concepts in the book as it relates to and intersects with the lived experiences of "subordinate castes" in the United States will provide participants an alternate lens for anti- racist and social justice work at their respective campuses.
The discussion will expand on Wilkerson's work into the insidious nature of caste-based practices in the Indian Subcontinent by citing early Dalit liberation movements (Dalit Panthers), the work of Dr. Ambedkar and the contemporary work of Arundhathi Roy as it pertains to liberation movements and the current political climate of the United States.
Pre-requisite: Read "Caste: The Origin of Our Disconnect" by Isabel Wilkerson.
Meeting ID: 957 0807 0726
The P.I.E. (Pluralism, Inclusion, & Equity) Series offers workshops and trainings designed to increase our intercultural proficiency so we may provide effective teaching and support services for our diverse student body. Sponsored by the District Office of Diversity & Compliance.