Heady Dialogue on Relevant Topics

  • September 4, 2014 · 6:30 PM
  • TBD

So, after numerous dialogues on the site, on everything from affordable housing, to cyclists, to gentrification, I'm wondering if it wouldn't be kinda fun to get together in person and actually talk about these things sometime! I usually reddit at work, and don't have the brain capacity to get deep, deep into a conversation -- but it's the kind of thing I'd love to do over drinks! There are so many smart people on this sub, and I think it would be cool to talk about these issues in person!
(It's also a lot harder to be a troll in real life.)

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  • Alexandra W.

    Is this still happening tonight?

    September 4

    • Sharan P.

      I guess? I'll show up around 6:30-7

      September 4

  • Patrick

    Came down with a cold. Next time.

    September 4

  • Liz

    Hello everyone! I've had a hell of a few days and completely forgot about this. Is everyone still available? Should we try the Saloon again?

    September 3

    • Sharan P.

      I'm open to Saloon. 6:30 still?

      September 3

  • caxsmith

    Where is it going to be?

    September 3

    • Liz

      The original idea was the Saloon, which I like, but I'm also SUPER flexible.

      September 3

  • Art K.

    I'm busy this evening, but would love to go to another conversation like this in the future.

    September 3

    • Liz

      I think we said tomorrow evening?

      September 3

  • Sharan P.

    Hey all, is this still happening? And where?

    September 1

  • Liz

    Alright, if you're interested, please take a minute to let me know what dates work best! Once we have a date picked, I'll set a location (somewhere in DC, metro accessible, etc...) http://doodle.com/g7mibtf6exyb53et

    August 7, 2014

    • Alex G.

      3 weeks from now? Darn. I was hoping for something more like early next week. Ah well. I'll just ask if anyone wants to meet up for a drink next Tuesday then.

      August 14, 2014

    • Liz

      I mean, I don't know. Maybe I'm overthinking. I can do next Tuesday.

      1 · August 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make the new date/time... :( Have fun!

    August 14, 2014

  • Liz changed the location from The Saloon to TBD

    August 14, 2014

  • Liz changed the date and time from Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 3:30 PM to Thursday, September 04, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    August 14, 2014

  • Alex G.

    Very last minute but does anyone want to meet up for a drink now around U street? Just finally got free.

    August 8, 2014

  • Dennis

    Social Justice Warriors, unite!

    August 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If we want to keep the conversation in the area, there are quite a number of options: Busboys& Poets, Vinoteca, The Fainting Goat, etc. We could even meet in Meridian Hill Park- if the weather holds. :)

    August 7, 2014

    • Alex G.

      I love The Fainting Goat. But the weather is just too nice to not take advantage of it. I'd love to be outside with a drink in hand. Ever been to Dacha beer garden?

      August 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Not yet, but I would be game to take advantage of the weather as it is now... not sure if it gets back to standard DC August weather! ;)

      August 7, 2014

  • Liz

    Hmmm, so should we try to reschedule entirely? Or just find a new location?

    August 7, 2014

    • Alex G.

      I would be interested in going but I would prefer for it to be a weeknight (like a Tuesday around 7 or so). Not sure I want to give up my Saturday afternoon and start day drinking because once I start I'll probably be passed out in bed by 9pm.

      August 7, 2014

  • Andrew H.

    Goddamn do-gooders. Unfortunately I got called to a pressing engagement on that day, so someone else should probably change the venue to something that is open.

    August 7, 2014

  • Alex G.

    The Saloon closes every August to do volunteer work. This year they are building schools in the Philippines. http://www.popville.com/2014/07/saloon-summer-closure-u-street/

    August 6, 2014

  • Andrew H.

    So I put a time and place since nothing is going to happen without either of those. If you don't like it, suggest something else. (Not trying to usurp your leadership Liz, just wanted to get things moving.) I figured The Saloon with its mandatory quiet ambiance might be a good place for civilized discussion.

    1 · July 16, 2014

    • Liz

      No worries at all, I'm glad you stepped in! I've been slammed at work and my play just opened this week, too, so things have been busy. Looking forward to this!

      July 18, 2014

  • Liz

    Yay!!!! Thank you to Andrew H for making this happen!!! It's officially on my calendar. So, should we decide a topic in advance, or just pull one out of a hat?

    July 18, 2014

  • Andrew Huber changed the date and time to Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    July 16, 2014

  • Andrew Huber changed the location to The Saloon

    July 16, 2014

  • andrew

    I like this idea

    July 16, 2014

  • Andrew H.

    I'm in. When and where?

    July 10, 2014

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