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Café Inquiry – “Caste” Book Discussion (Online)

Sunday, October 11, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Organized by:
Frank Crownover or Jessica Wolin
Phone: 617-645-0713
Email: cafeinquiry-grandrapids@centerforinquiry.org


Join MeetingDue to COVID-19 Pandemic this event will be held online. (Click Button to open and/or download Zoom App to connect to meeting).

Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day’s topic followed by open discussion. At 12:00pm we will break for coffee/brunch and a chance to socialize.

Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact us if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café Inquiry.

This week, we will discuss Isabel Wilkerson’s new book, “Caste”,  and other writers’ thoughts about caste in America and elsewhere. Attendees are encouraged to read the following articles to prepare for the discussion.

Does America have a caste system? by Subramanian Shankar on The Conversation.

Isabel Wilkerson’s World-Historical Theory of Race and Caste by from the New Yorker

Even in the US, South Asians say caste has proved hard to escape by Harmeet Kaur on CNN.

Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids) meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.

To find the group go to studio located in the back right corner of the bookstore (not the café).

Food & Beverages are available for purchase.

CFI MI values the full participation for all attendees at our events, including individuals with disabilities, in accordance with our Event Culture and Expectations Policy. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting the event host at least three days prior to the event.

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