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Women in Science and Medicine Calendar

Women in Science and Medicine Calendar

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  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021

    • OWISM Book Club Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm Locations: Zoom Details:

      Dear SOM Women Faculty,

      The OWISM would like to invite you to attend our the first book club for 2021!

      The first book club session will be hosted via Zoom. On Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 5:30-7pm.

      Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Hardcover – August 4, 2020

      by Isabel Wilkerson (Author)

      NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book ReviewO: The Oprah MagazineTime • NPR • The New York Public Library • FortuneSmithsonian MagazineMarie ClaireTown & CountryLibrary JournalKirkus Reviews

      “As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power—which groups have it and which do not.”

      In this brilliant 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.
      Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people’s lives and behavior and the nation’s fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people—including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball’s Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others—she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity.
      Beautifully written, original, and revealing, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.

       

      The OWISM would like to suggest if you plan to purchase the book, Baltimore has so many interesting local bookstores, support a local small business. Here is links for this book from a few:

       

      https://www.theivybookshop.com

      https://charmcitybooks.com

      https://bookmanager.com

      https://www.thebookescape.com

       

      Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Caste-Origins-Discontents-Isabel-Wilkerson/dp/0593230256

      Please buy or borrow the book prior to the book club so that informed discussions can occur!

       

      Invite a friend or two and RSVP to and please let Joann Bodurtha (jbodurt1@jhmi.edu) know if you have questions or suggestions.

      Look for Octavia Butler’s “Kindred” in April 2021.

      We look forward to seeing you there!

       
       
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