Coming Together for Racial Understanding Book Club
January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Sign Up for the Next Virtual Book Club Series!
Starting in January, the Coming Together for Racial Understanding (CTRU) Team is excited to offer another opportunity to come learn and grow with us through a virtual book club. For our third book club discussion series, we will be reading Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson.
Book club meetings will consist of small and large group discussions based on the content of the chapters each week. Participants will engage in powerful discussion with their Extension peers from across the state.
Book Description (from the cover):
Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.
How do I sign up?
Log in to K@TE and search for CTRU in the search box. Training hours are available for attending the book club series. K@TE registration will populate the training hours in SUPER.
The book club will meet for 1 hour per week for 8 weeks. The meeting times are 3:00 pm ET/2:00 pm CT on the following dates:
Here are a few suggestions for other ways you can borrow or purchase the book for yourself.
Borrow from your public library, either a physical copy or through an app like Libby for ebooks through your library.
Purchase a physical copy from your favorite bookseller.
Purchase the ebook from Kindle, Google Play, Nook, or your favorite ebook seller.
Listen to the audiobook on Audible (subscription required, but there is a free 30 day trial available)
What is Coming Together for Racial Understanding?
Coming Together for Racial Understanding is a program designed to be delivered as a two-day face-to-face workshop, with content and discussion focused on examining biases, learning about systemic racism and oppression, and increasing comfort level for cross-cultural dialogue.
We hope to be able to offer face-to-face workshops in 2021, but in the meantime, our facilitation team is excited to expand into offering a discussion based virtual book club to prompt conversations and learning on the topic of racial justice. We hope that being part of this book club will encourage and prompt you to continue your professional development in this area.