Isabel Wilkerson, author of “Caste,” to participate in virtual Face to Face Speaker Forum event

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a talk with Isabel Wilkerson, author of “Caste: The Origins of our Discontents,” on Wednesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Informational for Isabell Wilkerson's speaking event as part of Wake Forest University's Face to Face Speaker Forum. It includes a headshot of Wilkerson, the Speaker Forum logo, and text that says "April 14, 2021" and "Isabel Wilkerson, Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize and National Humanities Award winner."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.

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 to 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.

Read more on the Wake Forest News website.