GSM Book Group Discussion Series

UC Davis Community Book Project

  • January 13, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • March 05, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm

As a part of our engagement with the Campus Community Book Project, the GSM book club invites you to join us for a pair of Zoom discussions of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson.

The meetings will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13 and Friday March 5, 2021, and they are open to everyone.

About the book:

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.

Our group will discuss lessons learned from the readings and brainstorm applicable ways to make UC Davis a more inclusive environment.

Places to purchase: Avid Reader Books | Amazon

Book reviews: NPR | New York Times

Book Group Schedule:

  • Jan. 13, Noon to 1 p.m. – Meet to discuss sections 1-4 of the book
  • Mar. 5, Noon to 1 p.m. – Meet to discuss sections 5-7, and recap the book

These two lunch-time meetings will be facilitated by the Action for Diversity and Inclusion Community Group.