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MEETUP for ONE CITY! Third Sundays 12:30PM in Wash. DC, FREE, All are welcome!

Meet people who care about Wash. DC including social entrepreneurs, "changemakers", investors, innovators, advocates and  people of diverse backgrounds who have been inspired by Mayor Vincent Gray's vision of Washington D.C. as ONE CITY!

Come together for followup conversations to stay in touch and working together to bridge cultural, digital and other divides! There will be a round of self introductions to the entire group. In the past about 50 to 80 people have attended these events each month. People can sit at different tables for conversations over lunch (free admission and networking; self-pay for food you order).

The first step is to get to know each other better to see if we are ready to work together harmoniously with appreciation, forgiveness and understanding. These monthly community events provide opportunities to build trust, develop more community allies and to connect with others interested in similar topics. Express your interest to the co-organizers and followup if you please. EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!

WHEN: 12:30PM TO 2:30PM on the third Sundays of each month.

The content is spontaneously provided by the participants who show up at each event. Many wonderful outcomes have resulted from these informal networking and Conversations for ONE CITY! Invite your new contacts to meet you at Join the fun in making new contacts in a friendly, welcoming and happy context!

DIRECTIONS: When you exit the METRO station (red line) at Gallery Place/Chinatown metro station, you will see the Friendship Archway monument which was co-developed with the city back in 1986 as a call for friendship and better understanding among people of all backgrounds. One way to build ONE CITY is to come together when you can or participate in message board discussions here and in other groups sponsored by the Friendship Archway Alliance and A.B.C. We look forward to connect with you and your friends!


We thank Ms. Soohyun "Julie" Koo, and the Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islanders Affairs for their outreach calendar announcements and support. We thank the ongoing training opportunities of the Strategic Partnership Initiative (SPI) under the leadership of Lafayette Barnes and Pat Henry. We appreciate the outstanding leadership of Mayor Vincent Gray who saved Chinatown DC by his critical legislative leadership to help shape the future of DC's Chinatown as a Asian American destination. He achieved this while he was Chairman of the City Council before he became Mayor of DC.  We appreciate many extraordinary and dedicated DC government officials including Allen Y. Lew,  Gilles A. E. Stucker, Tonya Butler-Truesdale, Patricia Zingsheim, Dory Peters, Thor Nelson and the many talented professionals in the Office of Planning under the talented leadership of Director Harriet Tregoning.

For more information on the nonprofit co-sponsor, see Thank you!

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  • Organizer 2.

    As always, this event was fantastic. You can always count on this organization to put on a great networking event. I made numerous contacts, including potential clients and potential business partners. I also had a great meal. I am very much forward to attending next month and I recommend others looking to network do the same.

    April 22, 2013

  • WomenAllies C.

    As always I enjoy attending the Meetup for One City! I look forward to seeing all the fellow volunteers. Again, thank you to Burma Restaurant for hosting the monthly Meetup.

    April 22, 2013

  • Organizer 3.

    It was amazing.

    April 22, 2013

  • Jeffrey C.

    Another great meetup with so many diverse people! Thanks to everyone!

    April 22, 2013

  • Joyce

    As always, I enjoy the monthly Meetup for One City! I enjoy working with the volunteers and meeting the people that come out to the Meetup. Thank you to John and Jane of Burma Restaurant for hosting the Meetup for One City!

    April 21, 2013

  • Milagro A.

    It turned out there were people from different groups and the opportunities for mingling were endless. I ended up making more connections than I expected, and fond out a lot about what is going on in DC. I really recommend this meetup.

    April 21, 2013

  • Ramona M


    April 21, 2013

  • Seth K.

    This was a great event. I had a wonderful time meeting all of you. It's always great to see the turnout we have every month. My meal was great too. I encourage anyone reading this to come out to our event.

    Also, for anyone who wanted to connect with me today and did not get the chance send me a message on here and I will get you my contact information and my website.

    Have a wonderful day :)

    April 21, 2013

  • Diane A.

    Inspiring community interactive event made possible by the great work of many dedicated volunteers including Lynette, Rebecca, Seth, Jeff, Joyce, Eric, Alex, David, John and others. Many thanks to all who participated and contributed to this success! Thank you so much!

    April 21, 2013

  • Lynette A.

    This is a true networking event, there is just so much diversity.

    April 21, 2013

  • Allies Team/Organizing C.

    The organizers did a good job of organizing the event.

    April 21, 2013

  • Friendship Archway Network, D.

    Another fantastic event this month. Big thanks to all who came out. Looking forward to seeing everyone again soon!

    April 21, 2013

  • DC Community B.

    Great turnout on a beautiful day. A big thanks to all who participated!

    April 21, 2013

  • Ramona M

    Looking forward to this event.

    April 18, 2013

  • Seth K.

    I will be there

    March 29, 2013

  • Jeffrey C.

    Another great meet up at Burma. Always so many interesting people!

    March 18, 2013

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