Progressives Who Brunch (PwB) is a meetup for women in their mid 20s/early 30s interested in exploring popular brunch, happy hour, and local hotspots throughout DC. Through this group, you will be able to meet and build relationships with carefree, adventurous, and forward-thinking women interested in stimulating conversation (e.g., feminism, political/social activism, books, travel, etc.), all while trying new things.
PwB upholds 3 key values to make our community an inclusive and safe space to openly share various ideas and social/political views as well as build meaningful friendships.
1) Be respectful. Do not dismiss ideas that are different than your own. PwB members are rather liberal in their social and political ideologies; however, all individuals with varying political perspectives are welcome to share their viewpoint on controversial topics if they do so in a respectful manner that does not offend others or restrict dialogue.
2) Be open-minded. PwB facilitates a safe space for difficult conversations. With that said, we all have pretty strong viewpoints about specific topics and find it hard to sway from these opinions. Allow yourself to hear different experiences, ideas, and thoughts that challenge your own. It can be very liberating and may expand, strengthen, or encourage you to reassess previously held beliefs.
3) Share your story! A lot of PwB members are new to the DMV area and we realize that it is a huge step to put yourself out there and meet new people. We encourage all members to ‘share their story’ to allow others to be more susceptible to listening and learning from people (like yourself!) with diverse backgrounds and unique experiences.