Past Events (2021)

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May 20, 2021     7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Spring Book Club Virtual Meeting

Join fellow Phi Betes for a virtual discussion of The Water Dancer, the spellbinding novel by Ta-Nehisi Coates. 

 

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

May 16, 2021     4:00 - 5:00 PM EST

An Enemy of the People: Viewing and Discussion

The Alley Theatre's new production of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People is available to watch online from April 30 to May 23. We invite you to view the performance at your leisure and then join fellow Phi Betes virtually on May 16 to discuss the play. Professor Thomas Kohn of Wayne State University, who led our discussion of Medea on April 10, will return to share his insights about the master dramatist, Henrik Ibsen, and the timeless, universal themes of An Enemy of the People. 

To watch An Enemy of the People, register on the Alley Theatre's website.

To participate in the discussion with Professor Kohn, register here. 

May 6, 2021     7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Young Professionals: Virtual Happy Hour and Game Night

The Young Professionals of the Greater Detroit Association invite all Phi Betes to an evening of socializing and intense trivia/Jackbox games. Please register here, and we will email you the Zoom link the day before the event. 

Questions? Email youngprofessionals@pbkdetroit.org

Apr 10, 2021     1:00 - 2:00 PM EST

Medea: Viewing and Discussion

The Alley Theatre's new production of Euripides' Medea is available to watch online from March 19 to April 11. We invite you to view the play at your leisure and then join fellow Phi Betes virtually on April 10 to discuss Medea with Dr. Thomas Kohn, Associate Professor of Classics at Wayne State University and author of the highly regarded book The Dramaturgy of Senecan Tragedy.

To watch Medea virtually, register on the Alley Theatre's website.

To participate in the discussion with Professor Kohn, register here. 

Feb 25, 2021     7:00 - 8:00 PM EST

Winter Book Club Virtual Meeting

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides is our selection for the next virtual book club meeting. This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel tells the breathtaking story of three generations of a Greek-American family in Detroit.

 

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

Feb 20, 2021     12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Lunch and Learn: Tech Talk

Enjoy a virtual lunch with PBK Detroit as we watch U-M computer scientist Kentaro Toyama's TEDxTokyo talk, in which he lays out his theory about a myth of scale surrounding technology's ability to solve complex global problems. Does this distracts us from what really matters, he provocatively asks? We welcome perspectives from all academic and professional disciplines.

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

Feb 13, 2020     1:00 - 2:00 PM EST

Virtual Discussion: "Insurrection and Impeachment"

Join fellow Phi Betes for a virtual discussion of the legal issues raised by the insurrection and impeachment. Our discussion leader will be Robert (Bob) Sedler, a former board member of the Greater Detroit Association Phi Beta Kappa, an expert in constitutional law, and a distinguished professor at Wayne State University Law School. Professor Sedler will limit his prepared remarks to 20 minutes to allow ample time for questions and answers.

 

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