Temple Emanu-El of Westfield: Virtual Evening with Author Isabel Wilkerson
Building on Temple Emanu-El’s highly successful Zoom presentation last March by Bryan Stevenson, one of the most influential social justice lawyers of our time and author of “Just Mercy“, we are excited to officially launch The Temple Emanu-El Kol Tzedek Speakers Series, an annual program addressing various topics of critical importance to the betterment of our world and how we can move forward with hope and action. The lecturers we consider will be acclaimed authorities from their respective fields of specialization. The Hebrew term Kol Tzedek means righteous voice.
Timed to coordinate with the Passover season, when we reflect on our people’s enslavement in Egypt and flight to freedom, this year’s presentation–to be delivered by Isabel Wilkerson, will draw from her most recent #1 New York Times Bestseller “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents”, published in 2020. Based on her deep research into the history of caste systems, Wilkerson delves into our country’s treatment of Native Americans and African Americans as well as what the Nazis learned from studying America’s caste history and applied to their plan for elimination of the Jews. Given the rise in antisemitism and acts of hatred against other minorities, her topic is extremely relevant during these troubled times.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning bestselling author of “The Warmth of Other Suns”, Wilkerson has taught at Princeton, Emory and Boston universities and lectured at more than 200 other higher academic institutions in the United States, Europe and Asia.
This event is open to the community! Make sure to share this event with your family and friends! Register here: https://tewnj.org/isabel-wilkerson/