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

Meet people who care about Washington 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, same time and place.

The content is spontaneously provided by the participants who show up at each event. You will have a chance to introduce ourself to the entire group if you wish. 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 in person when you can or participate in discussion board here and in other groups co-sponsored by the Friendship Archway Network 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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  • Seth K.

    I really enjoyed facilitating this event yesterday. It was a great event and I made some fantastic contacts. I am the Multi-Dimensional Coach. The one who does Life Coaching, Career Coaching, and Public Speaking Coaching. There were several people I did not get a chance to speak to that I would love to connect with. My email address is [masked] if anybody would like to connect with me. I am offering one free one hour sample session and consultation to anyone who wants it. Have a wonderful day.

    June 17, 2013

  • Organizer 2.

    This was a fantastic event. I made one really strong contact. I also had a great meal and had some great conversations with some of the people at my table. I highly recommend people attend this meeting.

    June 17, 2013

  • Jeffrey C.

    Great meet up with a very diverse group of people!

    June 17, 2013

  • ConversationsNET3 g.

    Amazing connections!

    June 17, 2013

  • Organizer 3.

    Great event!

    June 16, 2013

  • Rebecca C.


    June 16, 2013

  • Milagro A.

    I love this meetup. There is always a large and very diverse group of people. It is a great opportunity to do network and to meet interesting locals. I also love the food.

    June 16, 2013

  • Lynette A.

    If you want to meet people it is the best place to be because it is a very diverse group.

    June 16, 2013

  • Diane A.

    We love this way to stay in touch with old friends and connect with new contacts in the community! Thanks to all for your important contributions!

    June 16, 2013

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