636x358 wilkerson revised general sizeA Catalyst for Humanity
A Conversation with Isabel Wilkerson


Moderated by CNN anchor Don Lemon. An exploration of embedded power inequities in American society -- and their cost to us now and in the future.




What are the invisible social strata that define and divide America? How does this unseen ranking underlie racism? And how do caste dynamics systematically lessen the value of Black lives? Join Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson, author of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, and esteemed social scientist David Williams for a conversation about embedded power inequities--and their cost to us all. Moderated by CNN anchor Don Lemon.

Michelle A. Williams, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School (@HarvardChanDean)
Ann Marie Lipinski, Curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University (@AMLwhere)
Don Lemon, Anchor, “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” (@donlemon)
Isabel Wilkerson, Author and Historian (@Isabelwilkerson)
David Williams, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health and Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (@D_R_Williams1)
Send your questions to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu.