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2023 John S. Knight Lectureship: Isabel Wilkerson

Presented by EJ Thomas Hall (UA Events) - The University of Akron at EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall - University of Akron, Akron OH

Nov 08 2023
2023 John S. Knight Lectureship: Isabel Wilkerson

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Join us for an evening with Pulitzer Prize winner and National Humanities Medal recipient Isabel Wilkerson.

As part of The University of Akron’s 2023 Rethinking Race event series, the 2023 John S. Knight Lectureship will feature keynote speaker Isabel Wilkerson, author of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, held at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 7:00 pm.

Pulitzer Prize winner and National Humanities Medal recipient Isabel Wilkerson is the author of The New York Times bestsellers and critically acclaimed Caste and National Book Critics Circle Award winner The Warmth of Other Suns. A gifted storyteller, Wilkerson captivates audiences with the universal human story of migration and reinvention, as well as the enduring search for the American dream.

The John S. Knight Lectureship at The University of Akron brings distinguished writers, politicians, and other figures of national or international importance to Akron, Ohio, the hometown of John S. and James L. Knight. The lectureship was established in 1991 by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to ... view more »


Free tickets will be available for pick-up at the EJ Thomas Hall ticket office Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning October 9th. Free tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the event. Please note that backpacks and large bags will not be permitted at the event.

Contact: (330) 972-7570

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