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PBK Delaware Valley Upcoming Events

November 29, 2021 - 2:00 pm.

Virtual Distinguished Speaker - Indra Nooyi, former PepsiCo Chairwoman and CEO

 

The Brandywine LaunchBox powered by Penn State Brandywine is a proud sponsor of the November 29th Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia Defining Innovation virtual event. Our member, Margaret Bacheler, is connecting PBK Delaware Valley paid members to this event, which will feature the former chairwoman and CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi. Ms. Nooyi is the first woman of color and immigrant to lead a Fortune 50 company. Event fee = $25.  However, PBK Delaware Valley paid members have received an e-mail with details of the event and a discount code to apply at check-out for complementary free registration. Click here to register.  Questions: info@pbkdelawarevalley.org

December 8, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

Mini TED-like talks - What I Care About:  Cooperative Conversations; Making Music with Magnets; and Americorps VISTA Experience

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. This session will have speakers Caroline Amodeo ("Speaking of Speaking.." Cooperative Principles in Conversation), Matt Stetz ("How to Make Music with Magnets"), and Gina DeRosa ("Americorps VISTA - A Year of Service"). Enjoy these engaging and stimulating discussions on timely and interesting topics from PBK colleagues.  No charge event.  Register here.

December 9, 2021 - 7:00 pm.

Virtual Book Club - "The Yellow House"

Virtual discussion of the memoir, "The Yellow House", written by Sarah M. Broom, which won the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction, and was named one of  the Top Ten Books of 2019 by both the NY Times Book Review and the Washington Post. The book tracks her family's history back 100 years, her growing up in New Orleans East, the demise of her beloved home after Hurricaine Katrina, how Katrina altered her neighborhood and New Orleans, along with New Orleans as a reflection of issues facing America. Obtain from your favorite bookseller or library, and meet via Zoom on December 9, 2021, at 7:00 PM, for a thoughtful, interactive discussion.  No charge event. Click here to register.

January 13, 2022 - 7:00 pm.

Virtual Movie Club - Passing

Virtual discussion of the film, Passing, produced and directed by Rebecca Hall, based on the 1929 novel by Nella Larsen, both of whose families have mixed race heritage.  Filmed in luminous black & white, Passing debuted at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and has been highly reviewed, achieving a 90% Rotten Tomatoes score.  It portrays two biracial high school friends who meet unexpectedly in prosperous middle-class adulthood in 1920's New York City, after one has been living/"passing" as white. They become increasingly intertwined, upending both of their carefully constructed worlds. View on Netflix and meet via Zoom on January 13, 2022, at 7:00 PM, for an insightful interactive discussion.  No charge event. Click here to register.

January 20, 2022 - 7:00 pm.

Young Professionals Virtual Happy Hour & Game Night

Take a break! Socialize virtually with other early-career PBK's in two successive, 15-min. peer-moderated breakout rooms, to meet, network, and converse, followed by 30 min. of fun interaction with colleagues via a virtual game.  January = Gartic Phone. Organized and moderated by members of PBK Delaware Valley's Young Professionals Advisory Committee. No charge event. Click here to register.

February 10, 2022 - 7:00 pm.

Virtual Book Club - "The Undocumented Americans"

Virtual discussion of "The Undocumented Americans", written by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, believed to be the first undocumented immigrant to graduate from Harvard, who then went on to a graduate studies at Yale. Powerful recounting of interviews of undocumented people across the U.S., the challenges they face, and how they try to support each other. 2020 Nat'l Book Awards Finalist; NY Times Review of Books & NPR Best Books of 2020. Obtain from your favorite bookseller and meet via Zoom on February 10, 2022, at 7:00 PM, for a thoughtful, interactive discussion.  No charge event. Click here to register.

February 24, 2022 - 7:00 pm.

Young Professionals Virtual Happy Hour & Game Night

Take a break! Socialize virtually with other early-career PBK's in two successive, 15-min. peer-moderated breakout rooms, to meet, network, and converse, followed by 30 min. of fun interaction with colleagues via a virtual game.  Organized and moderated by members of PBK Delaware Valley's Young Professionals Advisory Committee. No charge event. Click here to register.

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