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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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  • Michael


    September 21, 2013

  • Organizer 2.

    This was an awesome event. I met lots of really interesting people and made some really high potential connections. I also developed several leads that are likely to lead to future business. The event was well run and fun to attend. I felt very comfortable meeting everyone and the organizers did a really good job of making it easy to connect with the other participants.

    I had a good meal and at a good price too. I can't wait to go back next month. If you're serious about networking and want to meet a lot of people you would never meet anywhere else, this is the place to go. If you're reading this I hope to see you in October :)

    September 16, 2013

  • Jeffrey C.

    Great meet up. Great people on a beautiful day in DC!

    September 16, 2013

  • OPallies, C.

    Great event

    September 15, 2013

  • DW A.

    I was your mood motivator and roving ambassador, today.

    Our goal for you was for you to feel like you were sitting at home at your kitchen table. I trust we did that this afternoon.

    What a great group of people that showed up today.
    They were interesting, informative and creative as well.

    I made a new friend and connected with two new clients.

    Remember..." Change is the essence of life, be willing to surrender who you are for who you will become".

    If I can be of service to you in either area or if you want to chat more about ABC let me know. [masked] or [masked] Keep on Changin'

    September 15, 2013

  • Lynette A.

    Great way to meet new people.

    September 15, 2013

  • Diane A.

    We appreciate the members of this month's volunteer Allies Team including Alexander Gomez (program coordinator), DW, David S., Seth, Michael S., Joyce, Eric, Jeff, Gar, Vong, Michael K., AB and others. Special thanks also to Allies Building Community (ABC)'s donors, co-sponsors, Burma team, HQ and others for their contributions! Thank you very much!

    September 15, 2013

  • Friendship Archway Network, D.

    Thanks to all for a very enjoyable event!

    September 15, 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 great.

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    When, you want to talk to me, about my career and resume acceleration services, email [masked]

    I look forward to seeing what you all, email me.

    Have an accelerated day :)

    Seth Karafin
    Career and Resume Accelerator

    September 15, 2013

  • David A.

    Thanks to everyone who came out on such a beautiful day.

    September 15, 2013

  • Seth K.

    Hey everyone ,

    I am looking forward to seeing all of you in a few hours. I will be your moderator in the front room. Be ready for a fun and productive atmosphere.

    I look forward to this event every month because of people like you. So thank you for coming to our event.

    A little about me: I am Seth Karafin. I am a Career and Resume Accelerator.
    I provide unparalleled career and resume coaching.

    When, you can, take a look at my website

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    Have an accelerated morning :)

    Seth Karafin
    Career Accelerator
    Career and Resume Coach

    September 15, 2013

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