Upcoming Programs

PBK author forum

“FROM THE HILLS TO CITY HALL” FEATURING CASSIE CHAMBERS ARMSTRONG

Date:            October 15, 2020

Time           7 p.m. Eastern (US and Canada)

Location:     The event will be conducted via Zoom. Registration is required (see below).

Cassie Chambers Armstrong–author of Hill Women and Councilperson-Elect for Louisville’s Metro Council District 8–tells the story of growing up in Owlsey County, Kentucky, being raised by her grandmother and aunt with “hill women values,” then graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University and Harvard Law School, where she served as president of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. She has provided legal work with survivors of domestic violence, helping to pass Jeanette’s Law in 2018, which eliminated the requirement that domestic violence survivors pay an incarcerated spouse’s legal fees in order to get a divorce. Armstrong’s book may be purchased at Carmichaels. She won the June primary for the District 8 Metro Council position that will be vacated by Brandon Coan.

Registration:     The event is free but requires registration. REGISTER HERE. Registrants will be notified via email how to attend this Zoom event.


PAST EVENTS

PBK FALL EVENT

“CAN THE CONSTITUTION SURVIVE THE PANDEMICS OF 2020?”

Date:            September 15, 2020

Phi Beta Kappa of Kentuckiana was pleased to host a panel discussion addressing a key question of our time: can the U.S. Constitution survive the pandemics (note the plural) that currently face us? The panel featured three speakers, all of them professors who teach Constitutional Law at the University of Louisville. They are Dr. Jasmine Farrier, Professor of Political Science and Vice-President for University Advancement; Samuel A. Marcosson, Professor of Law, Brandeis School of Law; and Cedric Merlin Powell, Wyatt Tarrant and Combs Professor of Law, Brandeis School of Law. Our moderator was the Honorable Fred Cowan, former Kentucky Attorney General and current Kentucky Circuit Judge of the 30th judicial district in Louisville.

Event replay:     A recording of this event is available via YouTube.

 


PBK Key connections event

APOCALYPSE BREW WORKS

Event Date:            September 6, 2019

A beer tasting social at the Apocalypse Brew Works’ brewery and taproom located in “the Fallout Shelter.” Established in 2012, the brewery focuses on creating small-batch, fresh craft beer. It supports sustainability with a solar-heated water, grain reuse, material recycling, and the re-use of found objects and equipment used to build the brewery. With a combined total of over 40 years of homebrewing experience, its local, regional and nationally winning brewers are excited to be a part of Louisville’s great craft beer scene and brewing tradition. The brewery tour and beer tasting (6 beers) was with Leah Dienes, owner, brewer, and national beer judge who recently served as a judge at the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup, among many others.