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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  http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5874/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=9695; ;

For ideas submitted related to building One City, see www.onecitysummit.dc.gov/ 

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 www.meetup.com/onecity  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 meetup.com groups sponsored by the Friendship Archway Alliance and A.B.C. We look forward to connect with you and your friends!

Acknowledgements:

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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  • Associates E g.

    It's really a wonderful event. A fantastic chance to meet interesting people. I also appreciate the organizers!

    June 24, 2012

  • HR Professionals (.

    I meet the kind of people I was hoping to meet!

    June 4, 2012

  • Educators DC area c.

    appreciate!!! I like it!

    May 27, 2012

  • OPallies, C.

    Friendly people to network with, especially people who went early and stayed late to network.

    May 21, 2012

  • DC N.

    I am definitely coming back, I thoroughly enjoyed myself

    May 21, 2012

  • Luca

    What a great meetup to meet like-minded people who are out there to make a difference!

    May 21, 2012

  • Diane A.

    Thank you very much for sharing your positive energy and smiles! We really appreciate the wonderful volunteers and contributors who help to make these possible!

    May 20, 2012

  • DW A.

    Wow, another great opportunity to meet so many interesting and fun people. I made many new contacts and 2 new friends. See you next month, Father's Day June 17th.

    May 20, 2012

  • Lynette A.

    Good way to meet people with different backgrounds, culture, and lifestyle. A diverse crowd!

    May 20, 2012

  • DC o.

    I love this event every month. So many great people to meet!

    May 20, 2012

  • David A.

    I had a great time at the meetup today. Thanks everyone for coming out!

    May 20, 2012

  • Allies Team/Organizing C.

    Thanks so much to Lynette Melcher, David S., DW Starr, Howard, Michael, Patty, Miguel and other wonderful volunteers for co-organizing this month's event! Thank you all for coming!

    May 20, 2012

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