Commonwealth Watch Party and Conversation

Wednesday, September 227:00—8:30 PMZoom

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On September 22, 2021, at 7:00PM, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Massachusetts Center for the Book, and libraries across the Commonwealth will be hosting a statewide Watch Party and Conversation in collaboration with the Library of Congress and National Book Festival 2021.

The event features Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson, author of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, in a video recorded for National Book Festival discussing the book.

After the video, there will be a conversation facilitated by former Massachusetts Representative and legendary civil rights advocate Byron Rushing, a strong library advocate, & Professor Roopika Risam, noted scholar in Public Humanities and African diaspora and Indigenous Studies at Salem State University and recipient of the first Civil Liberties Champion Award from Massachusetts Library Association.

You may participate fully in this conversation without having read Caste in its entirety.