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 www.meetup.com/onecity 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 meetup.com groups co-sponsored by the Friendship Archway Network and A.B.C. We look forward to connect with you and your friends!

Acknowledgements:

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 www.archway2.org Thank you!

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  • Jeffrey C.

    Wow! A great meet up! So may people on such a hot day!

    July 22, 2013

  • Organizer 3.

    Outstanding Event! The room was packed with energetic people.

    July 22, 2013

  • DW A.

    Great response. Made 3 new clients and 2 prospects. Very profitable.
    Great enthusiasm with creative entrepreneurial ideas for future projects.

    July 22, 2013

  • Rebecca C.

    Outstanding Event! The room was packed with energetic people.

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very good connections made. A strong sense of purpose and furtherance of "One City".

    July 21, 2013

  • Diane A.

    Thank you all for your contribution and participation in helping to build One City!

    July 21, 2013

  • David A.

    FANTASTIC turnout! Thanks to everyone who came out on such a warm summer day to help make the meetup so high energy!

    July 21, 2013

  • DC Community B.

    Wonderful way to build one's personal network and a friendlier community!

    July 21, 2013

  • Organizer 2.

    This meetup was awesome. I made some great contacts and see the possibility of doing business with at least two of them. I got a lot more out of this event than plenty of others I go to. It had a pretty unique format that really worked. I also had a good meal while we all networked. This event should definitely be on your to do list for August. I know it will be on mine.

    July 21, 2013

  • Seth K.

    Hey everyone , I hope you had a good time today. I was your moderator in the front room. I enjoyed meeting and speaking with all of you. Today was a really great day. People had the chance to make a lot of connections, enjoy some good food, and have a good time. Also, the turnout was fantastic.

    I am Seth Karafin. I am a Multi-Dimensional coach. I work with individuals, companies, and nonprofits and I provide life, career, and public speaking coaching through one-on-one sessions, classes, workshops, webinars, and lectures.

    When, you can, take a look at my website www.multi-dimensionalcoaching.com

    When, you want to talk, about one of my nine coaching programs, email [masked] I look forward to hearing from all of you. Have a great day :)

    July 21, 2013

  • Friendship Archway Network, D.

    Congratulations and thanks to program coordinators Alex Gomez, Rebecca Silvestre and Ming Lowe on a very successful community event. Thanks also to the production team including DW, David S. , Seth, Jeffrey, Joyce, Eric, Michael, John and others. Great work, many thanks!

    July 21, 2013

  • Seth K.

    I am Seth Karafin the Multi-Dimensional coach. I work with individuals, companies, and nonprofits and I provide life, career, and public speaking coaching through one-on-one sessions, classes, workshops, and lectures. I look forward to meeting you.

    July 21, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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