Isabel Wilkerson, author of “Caste,” to join Face to Face Speaker Forum

The virtual event will be held April 14

Wake Forest’s Face to Face Speaker Forum will host Pulitzer prize-winning writer Isabel Wilkerson, author of “Caste: The Origins of our Discontents,”  on Wednesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. The event will include a talk by Wilkerson followed by a conversation with Dean of Wake Forest School of Divinity Jonathan Lee Walton.

Pre-programming will begin at 7 p.m. Recording is not permitted during this event. 

Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize for her narrative writing while serving as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times in 1994, making her the first black woman in the history of American journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize and the first African American to win for individual reporting. In 2016, President Barack Obama awarded Wilkerson the National Humanities Medal for “championing  the stories of an unsung history.”

The event is free for Face to Face Speaker Forum season subscribers and students, faculty and staff at Wake Forest, as well as students and faculty in the Winston-Salem area. To register, visit Tickets for the general audience are $10.

Wake Forest University launched the Face to Face Speaker Forum in spring 2020. The community-facing series was created to bring world-renowned, influential voices to Winston-Salem to discuss topics in a variety of areas including politics, arts and culture, business and social justice.

The 2021 Face to Face Speaker Forum season schedule can be found here.

Season subscriptions to all three in-person keynote events may be purchased online through the Face to Face Speaker Forum website. Single event ticket sales for in-person events will be available closer to each event, subject to availability.

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