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

Meet people who care about Wash. DC including social entrepreneurs, community leaders, professionals, government and  people of diverse backgrounds are inspired by Mayor Vincent Gray's vision for Washington D.C. as ONE CITY!  For the Preliminary Report of the One City Summit held at the DC Convention Center on Feb. 11, 2012, see; ;

For ideas submitted related to building One City, see 

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 40 to 70 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.

The content is spontaneously provided by the participants who show up at each event. 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! 

See the website for Preliminary Report from Mayor Vince Gray's One City Summit which took place on Feb. 11, 2012 at the DC Convention Center, click on the tab PAGES here.

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 when you can or participate in message board discussions here and in other groups sponsored by the Friendship Archway Alliance 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  Gilles A. E. Stucker, Allen Y. Lew, Patricia Zingsheim, Dory Peters, Thor Nelson and the many talented professionals in the Office of Planning under the talented leadership of Director Harriet Tregoning.

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  • Allies4Fortune, Org29 g.

    wow, the food was really good!

    July 23, 2012

  • DC N.

    I am definitely coming back, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

    February 25, 2012

  • GWU O.

    I like the fact that this meetup really delivers what it promises…a great opportunity to meet so many people with my like interests as well as others with their own positive styles and ideas. The volunteers worked very hard to build a beautiful community of allies and friends. Thank you for your contributions!

    February 19, 2012

  • Organizer 2.

    I had an amazing time at this event. The people were incredibly friendly and energetic.

    February 19, 2012

  • Friendship Archway Network, D.

    Such a happy and effective way to build ONE CITY. People have the opportunity to talk and to get to know each other more with each interactive community gathering. It’s a wonderful East/West cultural exchange event to bridge divides!

    February 19, 2012

  • David A.

    An great turnout and a great time. Incredible energy in the building. Thanks to all who came to be a part of it!

    February 19, 2012

  • DW A.

    What a terrific gathering of so many interesting and energetic people. There were many great referral opporptunities. I really enjoyed the positive and constructive ideas that were shared. I am looking forward to following up with those I met.

    February 19, 2012

  • Lynette A.

    The event was well attended even the Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton and her entourage were there! It was so much fun!

    February 19, 2012

  • Diane A.

    We thank the Honorable Eleanor Holmes, Mr. W. Patterson, Mr. Brandon Wallace and others for joining us today! We also appreciate the volunteers with Allies Building Community Inc. (ABC), for co-organizing this free Meetup for One City event! Thanks to all who contributed to this happy community event!

    February 19, 2012

  • Allies Team/Organizing C.

    We were at the One City Summit at the DC Convention Center,[masked], it was awesome! Great experience! Under Mayor Vince Gray's outstanding leadership, the people are working together to build ONE CITY!

    February 12, 2012

  • Friendship Archway Network, D.

    See you at this Saturday, Feb. 11,[masked]am to 4pm for ONE CITY SUMMIT, to register go to or

    February 9, 2012

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