Past Events (2022)

February 23, 2022    7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Winter Book Club Virtual Meeting

Join other Phi Betes on Zoom to discuss The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice by Scott Ellsworth, an historian and professor at the University of Michigan. Based on decades of extensive research and interviews, Ellsworth chronicles the origins and aftermath of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. 

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. You will receive the Zoom link via email the day before the meeting.

Questions? Email Stacy Krainz at

March 10, 2022    7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Virtual Extravaganza

Join Greater Detroit's Young Professionals for an evening of conversation and intellectual play! Help other ΦΒΚ alumni get to know you by sharing a project or a passion of yours. Conversation will be followed by a game of Jeopardy, with categories put together by members of the Greater Detroit Association. Topics will range from History of Detroit to March Holidays! 

Participation is free but please RSVP here if you plan to attend. 

Questions? Email Jonathan Jan at

April 5, 2022    7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Virtual Discussion of Fire Shut Up in My Bones

On April 1, the Met's highly acclaimed opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones will air on PBS Great Performances. On April 5, the Greater Detroit Association ΦΒΚ will host a Zoom discussion of the opera and the memoir which inspired it. With music by Terence Blanchard, the opera is based on the poignant and profound memoir by Charles M. Blow, an opinion columnist for the New York Times. Terence Blanchard is an award-winning jazz musician and composer who holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Please join our discussion on April 5 after watching the opera on PBS on April 1 and/or reading Charles Blow's memoir. RSVP here

Questions? Email Bryant Russell at

April 25, 2022    7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Virtual Discussion of the Film 10 Questions for Henry Ford

Join us for a virtual discussion of the probing documentary 10 Questions for Henry Ford sponsored by the Greater Detroit Association ΦΒΚ and the Cohn-Haddow Center of Judaic Studies at Wayne State University. The film's writer and director, Andy Kirshner, will be with us for the discussion. Dr. Kirshner is a composer, performer, writer, and filmmaker on the faculty at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance and the Stamps School of Art and Design.

The film will be made available for registrants to view online one week before April 25. Participation in the discussion is free but please RSVP here.

Questions? Email John Bassett at