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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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  • David A.

    A big thanks to everyone who came out to be a part of our community event! We know there were lots of other things you could have been doing on such a beautiful day.

    October 21, 2013

  • Organizer 2.

    I had so much fun yesterday. The event was really productive and enjoyable. I met a lot of really great people and secured some strong leads for my business. I was able to have some excellent conversations with other people and got some great food too.

    You should definitely come to this meetup in November. Very few networking events are this much fun and this productive at the same time. I will definitely be coming back.

    October 21, 2013

  • Michael

    I totally enjoyed connecting with all of you there. My goal in this group is to show, by example, that our time together is to be filled with joy, peace and fulfillment. My stand is to have a positive impact on your life. There is nothing strange about being at peace most days, at work, and in your home life. I would say, you already have it within you. You can come from that place of peace, (except when being chased by a Saber Toothed Tiger, lol, you see the difference.) It's doable. I would so like to know more about what is going on in your world. I could not possibly speak to all of you individually, so connect with me on Facebook, LinkedIn or talk to me here:

    Michael Simms (the bow tie guy)
    All About Change[masked]

    October 21, 2013

  • OPallies, C.

    It was a great event to network.

    October 20, 2013

  • Rebecca C.

    Such a wonderful event! It's a must attend meetup!

    October 20, 2013

  • Diane A.

    This event is made possible by the generous participating donors, sponsors and by dedicated volunteers including David, DW, Rebecca, Seth, Issa, Al Barbosa, Ming L., Michael S., Michael K and others. Thank you all for the excitement you bring to the quality of life in DC! Thanks also to HQ for their marvelous platform!

    October 20, 2013

  • Organizer 3.

    Meet new friends. It was such a great event!

    October 20, 2013

  • ConversationsNET3 g.

    Outstanding event. Thank you everyone for your positive attitude.

    October 20, 2013

  • Asian Allies c.

    Great event! Thanks everyone who came. We had a room packed of positive people.

    October 20, 2013

  • Friendship Archway Network, D.

    This is a happy way to give back to the community as well as interact with many new contacts!

    October 20, 2013

  • Allies Team/Organizing C.

    Great networking event.

    October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good morning 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. The Career and Resume Accelerator.
    I provide unparalleled career and resume coaching.
    My last client landed 4 interviews.

    When, you can, take a look at my website

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

    Have an accelerated morning :)

    Seth Karafin
    Career Accelerator
    Career and Resume Coach

    October 20, 2013

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