A weekly racial justice discussion series based on the new book by Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, has started and continues weekly through the end of November. The series is co-sponsored by Pittsburgh Freethought Community, Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh, and First Unitarian Church.
Each session will focus on one of the Pillars of Caste which Wilkerson identified by researching commonalities among the Hindu caste system in India, Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany, and Anti-Black racism in the U.S. These pillars undergird our arbitrary systems of human separation.
Each session will begin with a brief explanation of the selected pillar and a discussion focusing on how it manifests in our society and how we can dismantle racial-caste based policies and practices and create a world without caste.
You don’t have to read the book to participate, and you don’t have to attend every session. Sessions are being held Sunday afternoons through Nov. 29. Please register for each session individually at pghfreethought.org to receive the virtual meeting link.