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PBK Delaware Valley Upcoming Events

August 11, 2022 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Book Club - "Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America"

Virtual discussion of "Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America", the 2021 Pulitzer Prize winning book by Marcia Chatelain. which takes us on the struggle for racial justice through the lens of the complicated, multi-faceted, and surprising relationships of fast food franchises with communities from Southern California in the 1940's, to Ferguson, MO, in 2014, allowing wealth-building and youth employment, but having other impacts as well. Also winner of the 2020 Hooks National Book Award, the 2021 Hagley Prize, the 2021 Lawrence Levine Award, Smithsonian Scholars Top Books of 2020, and a NY Times Best Books of 2020.  Click here for interview with author. Obtain from your favorite bookseller. No charge event. Click here to register.

August 28 2022 - 1:00 pm

Ukrainian Folk Festival, Horsham, PA

Meet at the 2022 Ukrainian Folk Festival in Horsham, PA, on Sunday, 8/28/22 at 1:00 p.m. to enjoy the outdoor festival with other PBK's and friends/family, for a buy-your-own group lunch if you wish, followed by the cultural program.  This one-day cultural festival celebrates the 31st year of Ukrainian independence with folk music, songs, and dance in Ukrainian costumes, along with Ukrainian and American food options + baked goods, and a vendor section selling various items  The festival will be held on the grounds of the Ukrainian American Sports Center "Tryzub"  (directions/map in registration materials), with free parking.  Pay your own admission at the gate: $15 (includes $5 for Ukrainian humanitarian relief); children 14 and under free. Stay as long as you like.  Click here for more information and to register.

September 8, 2022 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Movie Club - "Leave No Trace"

Virtual discussion of the film, "Leave No Trace", by writer-director Debra Granik. Vet with PTSD from middle east war and teen daughter living off the land in a national park in Oregon get pulled into society by the law and well-meaning social workers, then try to flee.  The daughter, who has been handling much of the logistics of their unconventional existence, grows through seeing what opportunities exist in the wider world and decides that she needs to make a life separate from her father's limitations.  Rotten Tomatoes score 100%. NY Times Critics Pick & 25 other critics' Top 10 lists for 2018. View on Netflix and meet via Zoom on Sept. 8, 2022, at 7:00 pm, for an insightful interactive discussion.  No charge event. Click here to register.

September 10, 2022 - 10:30 am - Order optional box lunch by 8/26/22.

Mt. Cuba Center - Guided Walking Tour

Private 1-hour guided tour of acclaimed Mt. Cuba Center botanic gardens and nature reserve, on the former estate of the DuPont-related Copeland family. Located in Hockessen, DE, close to the PA-DE line, just south of Longwood Gardens. Beautiful naturalistic gardens with many native plants. After tour optional outdoor group lunch in picnic grove - purchase box lunch or bring your own lunch. Group admission + private tour fee: $18; optional box lunch: $18 (order lunch by 8/26/22; click here to see lunch choices). Click here to register.

September 28, 2022 - 7:00 pm

Key Connections 2022 - "Effective Networking for Career Success"

Participate in a virtual special event for recently inducted PBK members from SE Pennsylvania, So. Jersey, and No. Delaware!  PBK Delaware Valley member, Doug Bobrow, VP, Banker, & Client Advisor at JP Morgan Private Bank, Philadelphia, will give opening remarks on "Effective Networking for Career Success". Mr. Bobrow's remarks will be followed by two sequential breakout room sessions for participants, together with experienced PBK Delaware Valley members with successful careers, to use the tips and approaches Mr. Bobrow has presented to build your PBK network!  Raffles for PBK logo steel water bottles and sports caps. No charge event.  Click here to register.

October 6, 2022 - 7:00 pm

Mini TED-like Talks - What I Care About

An exciting hour-long virtual event for 3 PBK members to briefly and concisely share their work or projects/activities that they care greatly about, and take Q&A.  Moderated by Alan Mason. Speakers TBA.  Enjoy these engaging and stimulating discussions on timely and interesting topics from PBK colleagues.  No charge event.  Registration link pending.

October 11, 2022 - 7:00 pm

Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Officers and Council Members

The Annual Membership Meeting and election of officers and Council members will take place virtually on Tuesday, October, 11, 2022, at 7:00 pm, to which all members are invited to participate. A review of the Association's past-year activities, finances, and plans for 2022-2023 will be presented for discussion and input from members.  The meeting agenda and information about the candidates for officers and Council will be sent to all members 15 days in advance, consistent with our Bylaws. Self-nominations are permitted, with a deadline of Sept. 19, 2022. Click here for the online nomination form. Register here for the Zoom link to the meeting.

October 13, 2022 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Book Club - "The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race"

Virtual discussion of "The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race", by author, journalist, and professor, Walter Issacson, a Rhodes Scholar who is now an elected member of the Royal Society of Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. The book explores the competitive development of the science of gene editing, the competing research leaders in the field, focusing on Doudna, who won the Nobel Prize for this work, as well as the moral choices engendered by the availability of gene editing and the uncertain consequences.  Ranked #1 on the NY Times Best Seller list, and Kirkus Reviews "starred review".  Obtain from your favorite bookseller and meet via Zoom on October 13, 2022, at 7:00 pm, for a thoughtful, interactive discussion. No charge event.  Click here to register.

October 15, 2022 - 10:30 am 

Pennypack Park - Guided Nature Walk

Pennypack Park in Northeast Philadelphia, the "cousin" to Wissahickon Valley Park in Northwest Philadelphia, is comprised of over 1600 acres on both sides of Pennypack Creek, from Montgomery County to the Delaware River.  Gather with our guide, PBK DV Young Professional and Council member, Shea Sandifer, at 10:30 am at the park meeting place (TBA), for a 2 hour walk in the beautiful natural surroundings of the park, along with good conversation with other PBK's, friends, and family on the trail. Interactive Trail Map. Bring a sack lunch to eat at a suitable place during the walk. No charge. Click here to register.

November 10, 2022 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Movie Club - "Concrete Cowboy"

Virtual discussion of the film, "Concrete Cowboy", based on the novel "Ghetto Cowboy" written by Greg Neri, inspired by the real urban African American horse riding culture of Philadelphia, in particular the Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club. This coming of age film was shot in North Philadelphia, staring Idris Elba, Caleb McLaughlinJharrel Jerome, Lorraine Toussaint, among others, and produced by Elba and Lee Daniels.  View on Netflix and meet via Zoom on November 10, 2022, at 7:00 pm, for an insightful interactive discussion.  No charge event. Click here to register.

December 8, 2022 - 7:00 pm

Virtual Book Club - "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to Present"

Virtual discussion of "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to Present", by David Treuer, PhD, talented writer and professor of literature at the University of Southern California. Son of an Ojibwe tribal court judge mother and an Austrian Jewish Holocaust survivor father, and raised on Ojibwe lands in Minnesota, Treuer has crafted an antidote to other popular books that decry the end of Native Americans, instead weaving a narrative of their resilience, adaptability, and successes in the past century.  National Book Award Finalist, longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal, NY Times Bestseller, and a Best Book of 2019 by the NY Times, TIME, Washington Post, NPR, and numerous others. Obtain from your favorite bookseller and meet via Zoom on December 8, 2022, at 7:00 pm, for a thoughtful, interactive discussion. No charge event. Click here to register.

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