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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, "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!  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 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.

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 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.

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  • DW A.

    Wow! What a great group of people. They have so much talent and enthusiasm for life. I made some great alliances and a new friend. I look forward to next month.

    April 16, 2012

  • GWU O.

    Fantastic event! I enjoyed the diversity of today's attendants. This is truly a meetup for building the OneCity.

    April 15, 2012

  • Associates E Team M.

    It's amazing! So glad to meet so many interesting people today!

    April 15, 2012

  • Diane A.

    Allies Building Community Inc. (ABC) wishes to thank Fei, DW, David, Lynette, Howard, Yao, John, Miao, Wenyan, Zong-yuan , Anthony, Michael, Cosette and other members of the Allies Team for their outstanding team work to produce this event! We appreciate your extraordinary community services! Thank you very much!

    April 15, 2012

  • David A.

    I had a great time getting to know so many people today. Thanks to all who took the time to come hang out!

    April 15, 2012

  • DC o.

    What a great time. Thanks all!

    April 15, 2012

  • DC N.

    If you want to meet people it is the best place to be because it is a very diverse group. Definitely the ONE place to go to!

    April 15, 2012

  • Friendship Archway Network, D.

    Always a pleasure being with this group each month.

    April 15, 2012

  • Allies Team/Organizing C.

    Allies Building Community Inc. (ABC) wishes to thank the marvelous volunteers for consistently providing a wonderful experience for the attendees! Many thanks to Fei, DW, David, Lynette, Howard, Yao, Miao, Wenyan, Michael, Anthony and others. Thanks also to Burma Restaurant and!

    April 15, 2012

  • DC Community B.

    What a terrific gathering of so many interesting and energetic people! I really enjoyed the positive and constructive ideas that were shared and am looking forward to following up with those I met. Our volunteers are working very hard to build a beautiful community of allies and friends. Thank you for your contributions!

    April 15, 2012

  • Sunrise Yap A.

    Everyone was so welcoming and warm. I enjoyed meeting a lot of people.

    April 15, 2012

  • OPallies, C.

    Met many friendly people!

    April 15, 2012

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