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PBKNY Diversity & Inclusion Committee Book Club Event Featuring Alina Das Author of “No Justice In the Shadows: How America Criminalizes Immigrants.”

January 14, 2021

Please join the Diversity & Inclusion Committee at our next book club event on January 14th at 7pm, as we discuss “No Justice In the Shadows: How America Criminalizes Immigrants” with the author Alina Das. 

Alina Das is an immigrant rights activist, lawyer, and professor at New York University (NYU) School of Law. Professor Das is the co-director of the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic, a leading institution in national and local struggles for immigrant rights. She defends the rights of immigrants facing deportation and partners with community groups on immigrant rights campaigns. Her legal scholarship has been published by leading law journals and cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. She is the author of No Justice in the Shadows: How America Criminalizes Immigrants (Bold Type Books, April 2020).

Professor Das is the recipient of numerous awards for advocacy and teaching, including the Immigrant Defense Project Champion of Justice Award, the Daniel Levy Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Immigration Law, the New York State Youth Leadership Council Outstanding Attorney Award, the NYU Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Award, and the NYU Law School Podell Distinguished Teaching Award. She is a frequent commentator on immigration law and policy for national and local media outlets. Professor Das lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

For more information on "No Justice in the Shadows: How America Criminalizes Immigrants:" https://www.boldtypebooks.com/titles/alina-das/no-justice-in-the-shadows/9781568589459/

Past Events

December 10, 2020

Please join PBKNY for our Virtual Holiday Party. Bring your favorite “ugly” holiday sweater* and holiday cheer. We will celebrate the holiday season with our community and provide an opportunity to connect with each other in smaller breakout rooms. We will also present the 2020 Scholarship Winners and celebrate our Toy Drive efforts in partnership with CancerCare.

*The best dressed PBK member will receive a gift certificate to The Strand Book Store!

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Love of Learning is the Guide of LifeWrite a catchy title...

August 19, 2020

Join the Phi Beta Kappa New York Association on Zoom on Wednesday, August 19th at 7pm for a creative discussion about what the Phi Beta Kappa motto "love of learning is the guide of life" means to our community.  Attendees will hear from members about how love of learning has guided their lives and have a chance to connect with each other in the Networking Happy Hour that will follow presentations.  We will coordinate break-out rooms for the Happy Hour based on interests on your RSVP.

Short Essay Salon: PBK Quarantine Stories

April 30, 2020

Essay Salon on Thursday, April 30th at 7pm. The theme will be PBK Quarantine Stories. We will share materials on quarantine stories, both historic and current, in an email prior to the event and are encouraging attendees to create their own short essays (about 30 seconds of spoken word) to share with the group. 

Annual Holiday Party 2019

December 13, 2019

​Join the Phi Beta Kappa New York Association for its Annual Holiday Party on Friday, December 13th from 7pm - 9pm at Amity Hall Downtown! Hors d’oeuvres will be on us, and there will be a cash bar and the opportunity to purchase additional food as well. Feel free to stop by throughout the evening, as your schedule allows.

This year's party will also have a fun twist! Come dressed in your favorite Ugly Sweater and you could win a $25 gift card to The Strand! We encourage creativity! 

The Association will partner with CancerCare for its Annual Toy Drive. Please bring a new toy for a child or teen or a check made out to CancerCare. Your gift will make the holidays special for the children and teens CancerCare serves. Thank you! To learn more about CancerCare visit cancercare.org

When: Friday, December 13th from 7pm - 9pm. Stop by throughout the evening, as your schedule allows.

Where: Amity Hall Downtown located at 80 West 3rd Street New York, NY 10012

Cost: Free! We will sponsor hors d’oeuvres, there will be a cash bar, and an opportunity to purchase additional food. Please bring a gift or check made out to CancerCare for the Toy Drive.

Fun Twist: Come dressed in your favorite Ugly Sweater and you could win a $25 Gift Card to The Strand! We encourage creativity! 

Happy Hour at Home Base Bistro

November 14, 2019

We’re hosting our first happy hour of the year on Thursday, November 14th from 7pm - 9pm. The evening will be a fun opportunity for you to meet the 2019-2020 Board of Directors and your fellow PBK members.

RSVPs are strongly encouraged.

We hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact info@pbkny.org.

Kidney Walk 2019

November 10, 2019

The Phi Beta Kappa New York Association is building a team for the 2019 Kidney Walk, and you’re invited to join our team! Your support will help the National Kidney Foundation fund lifesaving programs and services for kidney patients and their families. It will be a fun, uplifting day with your fellow PBKNY members and a great opportunity to get to know each other while supporting a great cause. 
When: Sunday, November 10th. Check-In starts at 8:00am, the walk begins at 10:00am, and ends by 12pm. 
Where: Check in at Foley Square (Lafayette Street, Worth Street, Centre Street, New York, NY 10013)

  • Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, turn around, and end back at Foley Square


Distance: The walk is only 1.2 miles.
Cost: It costs nothing to join us, though we encourage you to make a donation or fundraise. Every donation counts, no matter how small!

More than 85,000 people are on the move across the country at Kidney Walks! Held in more than 100 communities, Kidney Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and fund lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families, and those at risk. Here is a short video about the NYC walk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP8iMi-a2lw

To join us, click on our team link, http://donate.kidney.org/goto/PBK, to go to our Team page. Once there, click ‘Join’ to become a Team Member. Once you have joined the team, you are registered for the event. It’ll be great to have you on the PBKNY Team and to meet other members!
Questions? Contact Jay Stallard, jaystallard@me.com, or Kala DeStefano, kalamaried511@gmail.com, our Team Co-Captains. 

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