Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents – Isabel Wilkerson
Iowa State’s MLK Jr. Legacy Series keynote this year will be delivered by Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize winner, National Humanities Medal recipient and author of bestsellers Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents and The Warmth of Other Suns. The convocation, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, on WebEx.
Wilkerson captivates audiences with the universal human story of migration and reinvention, as well as the unseen hierarchies that have divided the United States, in order to find a way to transcend them. She has become an impassioned voice for demonstrating how history can help us understand ourselves, our country and our current era of upheaval.
Wilkerson’s keynote is co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Committee on Lectures, which is funded by Student Government.