Book Club Discussion of "Caste" by Isabel Wilkerson With Duke Professor Patrick Smith

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Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm EST

Location:  Courtyard Marriott Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor (Or Virtual via Zoom)
1000 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, Maryland  21202
United States


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The Kenan Institute for Ethics established the Ethics Book Clubs for Alumni to foster community, to provide a space for alumni to read and discuss recently published novels, and to encourage readers to engage with ethical issues and questions found within these works. The Kenan Institute firmly believes that ethics matters everywhere, and literature (particularly novels) are excellent resources for imagining the ways in which ethics constitutes the world as it is now—and as we desire it to be.

Duke Baltimore and The Kenan Institute for Ethics are excited to host our second book club for the region.

We will discuss "Caste, The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson. A free copy of "Caste" will be mailed to the first 20 registrants courtesy of The Kenan Institute for Ethics. If you are not one of the first 20 registrants, you will need to provide your own book.

The book club discussion will be a hybrid event, with in-person and online options for participating. In-person participants will need to follow venue and local government guidelines for COVID-19. For those who attend in-person, there will be a reception with light refreshments and time for informal conversation with our speaker immediately following the program.

Our discussion will be led by Dr. Patrick Smith, associate research professor of theological ethics and bioethics at Duke Divinity School, and associate faculty for the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and the History of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine.

Space is limited to 30 attendees to join us in-person. A virtual option via Zoom is also available.

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