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Commonwealth Watch Party and Conversation

Image advertisement that Watch Party is September 22 at 7pm

On September 22nd public libraries across the state will host a “National Book Festival Near You” event. The event opens at 7 p.m. with a group watch party of a video created for National Book Festival. The video features Isabel Wilkerson, author of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. After the video, there will be a discussion of the diversity and inclusion issues sparked by Wilkerson’s analysis. The discussion will be led by noted historian and library advocate Byron Rushing and Salem State professor Roopika Risam. The event is open to all and participants need not have read Caste in advance.

Registration is now open: https://bit.ly/NBF2021MassWatchParty

Isabel Wilkerson
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Pulitzer prize and National Humanities Medal winning author of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.
Byron Rushing
Former State Representative, library advocate, and former President of the Museum of Afro-American History.
Roopika Risam
Widely published, supported, and cited for her scholarship in postcolonial and African diaspora studies.

A Massachusetts Library Event via Zoom in partnership with the Library of Congress and National Book Festival.