Join author Sheryll Cashin for a book talk about her recently-released White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality, followed by a conversation with john a. powell, director of the Othering & Belonging Institute. The event will be moderated by Stephen Menendian, who leads the Institute's research on racial residential segregation.


White Space, Black Hood shows how government created “ghettos” and affluent white space and entrenched a system of American residential caste that is the linchpin of US inequality—and issues a call for abolition.

This hybrid event will take place in person at UC Berkeley's Banatao Auditorium (inside Sutardja Dai Hall) and will also be live streamed for those who want to join virtually.

This event is free!

Books will be available for purchase at this event from Eastwind Books.

Masks are required for guests attending in-person.

The virtual event will be live captioned. For in-person accessibility needs contact