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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!

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.

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!

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.

For more information on the nonprofit co-sponsor, see www.archway2.org Thank you!

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  • Milagro A.

    The meetup was very well attended. I enjoyed the opportunity to introduce myself in front of a large crowd. I made a few god contacts. The food was very good and generous portions.

    November 19, 2012

  • Organizer 2.

    This meetup was fantastic. Very different than any other meetup I have attended. I met lots of interesting people. Made a few professional and set up first appointments for three potential clients. I highly recommend attending this meetup. Also, lunch was delicious.

    November 19, 2012

  • Michael S, Organizer 2.

    I totally enjoyed being there Sunday. We made great contacts. I have an ever growing group of worthwhile contacts.

    November 19, 2012

  • Michael

    I totally enjoyed being there Sunday. We made great contacts. I have an ever growing group of worthwhile contacts.

    November 19, 2012

  • DC N.

    This is a great professional meetup event in the city. I have a lot of fun and have met wonderful friends and clients.

    November 18, 2012

  • Organizer 1.

    Really enjoyed this event!

    November 18, 2012

  • Coaching Services 5 (.

    Thanks to all who donated, we really appreciate your important support since we love this community program! Thanks again for coming and for supporting!

    November 18, 2012

  • DC o.

    Thanks, as always, to everyone who came to be a part of our community event today!

    November 18, 2012

  • Diane A.

    We thank the dedicated community builders who co-organize the wonderful monthly Meetup for One City event including Lynette Melcher, Seth Karafin, Michael Simms, Joel Montas, Nicole Lu, Richard Lu, Michael K, Eric Martin, Joyce Jolly Julie T. and others. Thank you so much! We appreciate you!

    November 18, 2012

  • Friendship Archway Network, D.

    A wonderful way to build ONE CITY!

    November 18, 2012

  • Lynette A.

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

    November 18, 2012

  • Allies Team/Organizing C.

    Wonderful interactive interpersonal enjoyable way to build ONE CITY!

    November 18, 2012

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