Upcoming Events

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  • US Role in a Changing World Series: Dr. Suzanne Maloney

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    US-Iran Relations in the Trump Era – Dr. Suzanne Maloney
    Deputy Director of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (Luncheon)

    TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served; 1-2 pm – Presentation and Q&A

    EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon

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    Nearly four decades have passed since the Iranian revolution and the breach in the diplomatic relationship between Washington and Tehran. The establishment of Iran’s Islamic Republic dramatically transformed its internal politics, economy, and society, and its impact reconfigured the geostrategic balance in the Middle East. The Iran nuclear deal, concluded in 2015, seemed to deescalate that crisis and yet, two years later, tensions between the United States and Iran remain high. Dr. Maloney, deputy director of the Foreign Policy Program at the
    Brookings Institution, will explore what is driving the escalating frictions between Washington and Tehran, what it might mean for regional and international security if the Trump administration scuttles the nuclear agreement, and the prospects for overcoming the antagonism between the two countries.

    Dr. Maloney’s books include Iran’s Long Reach (US Institute of Peace, 2008) and Iran’s Political Economy since the Revolution (Cambridge U Press, 2015).

    This event is co-sponsored by the Dupont Circle Village (DCV).

    PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only

  • Cavanaugh Sculpture Garden Opening Reception

    UntitledCavanaugh Sculpture Garden – Opening Reception

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 

    TIME: 5:30 – 8:00 PM

    EVENT TYPE: Opening Reception

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    Please join the Visual Arts and Museum Affairs Committee (VAMA) for the official opening of the John Cavanaugh Sculpture Garden.

    All sculptures in the garden along Q Street and the landscaping were the generous donation of Dr. Paul Rich. We wish to thank Gordon Alt, Director of the John Cavanaugh Foundation, for the generous contribution of his time and expertise.

    For more information on sculptor John Cavanaugh and the sculptures, please see the accompanying brochure HERE.

    PRICE: This event is FREE, however registration is required.


  • Marjorie J Spruill

    Marjorie J Spruill for book jacket credit Faulk Vincent Photography LLC (2) (002)Marjorie J. Spruill: Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values that Polarized American Politics

    Thursday, October 26, 2017 (Evening)

    TIME: Bar opens at 6:30pm. Program begins at 7:00pm, followed by book signing

    TYPE: Author Reception



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    The 1970s will be seen as a pivotal time in our history as feminists and their conservative challengers divided the nation – as Democrats continued to support the modern women’s movement and Republicans recast themselves as the party of “family values.” Historian Marjorie J. Spruill uses the polarization of that period as a lens to trace women’s issues in politics up through the 2016 election.  In her new book Divided We Stand, Spruill provides a detailed account of the National Women’s Conference, which was held in November of 1977 in Houston, Texas, and attended by 2,000 elected delegates and 20,000 observers from across the United States  — the first and only bi-partisan federally-funded women’s conference in U.S. history. Her talk will provide critical insights into the conference itself as well as what can be seen as a 40-year rift between liberals and conservatives in America.  Spruill will be the keynote speaker at a reunion commemorating the 40th anniversary of the National Women’s Conference, which will take place at the University of Houston on November 5-7, 2017.


    The book will be available for purchase and signing.

    PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-members. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash Bar.


  • Joe Belden

    Joe_Belden photo (002)Joe Belden: How and Why Did Trump Win Rural Voters, and What Can Democrats and Progressives Do?

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (Luncheon)

    TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served; 1-2 pm – Presentation and Q&A

    EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon

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    Donald Trump’s shocking victory was due, in large part, to his support in rural areas and small towns, where he won more than 60% of the votes. How and why did this happen? And what can Democrats and progressives do differently to effect a different outcome?

    Rural-issues writer and activist Joe Belden will explore these questions as he examines some of the key places that went for Obama in 2012 but for Trump in 2016. Data show a major factor in the shift was resentment of the Clintons, Obamas, urban sophisticates, Hollywood, and national media, as well as an economy that leaves some people behind. Although rural economic insecurity is real, cultural resentments are also tied to racism, sexism, and homophobia.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Dupont Circle Village (DCV).

    PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only


  • Whittemore House Halloween Murder Mystery Party


    Celebrate Halloween at the Whittemore House: Murder Mystery Party

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (Evening)

    TIME: 6:30-9:30 PM

    EVENT TYPE: Mystery Dinner Party

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    DC’s haunted history comes alive for one night only at the Whittemore House’s Halloween Murder Mystery party. On October 31st, guests can join us solo or in groups as we try to solve the Mystery of the Midnight Murder.

    The Scene:  The Whittemore House has opened its doors for a dinner party, bringing together an opera singer, an explorer, suffragettes, and, of course, a politician or two. But no one expected murder to be on the menu. And, when the guests are questioned, it turns out their stories aren’t lining up quite as neatly as the capital streets.

    A $70 ticket covers hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, wine and beer open bar, possible sightings of the ghost of Lady Whittemore, and the chance to explore the Whittemore House, find clues, and work with your friends to solve a very mysterious murder.

    Costumes are encouraged, but not mandatory.

    PRICE: Single guest $70, Couple (two guests) $125, Full Team (6-10 guests) $650 (Your entire team will be seated together with no additional team members added to group.)



  • Democratic Woman of the Year 2017

    hillaryWNDC Honors Hillary Rodham Clinton with 2017 Democratic Woman of the Year Award

    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    TIME: 4:00 – 6:00 PM, 4:00 PM VIP Photo Reception, 4:30 PM Introductions and Award Presentation, 4:45 PM Award Acceptance and Conversation, 5:30 PM Cocktail Reception

    EVENT TYPE: Award Reception

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    Honorary Hosts*
    Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley | Allida Black | Mayor Muriel Bowser | Senator Barbara Boxer (ret) | Nicole Boxer | Secretary John Dalton (ret) | Senator Dianne Feinstein | Senator Heidi Heitkamp | Reverend and Mrs. Jesse Jackson, Sr. | Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky (ret) | The Honorable Terence McAuliffe and Mrs. McAuliffe | Senator Barbara Mikulski (ret) | Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton | Christine Pelosi | The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader | Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher (ret) | Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (ret) | Susie Turnbull | Melanne Verveer

    Conceicao Andrade | Michael L. Beidler | Anna Fierst | Patricia Karp | Shelly Livingston | Naomi Naierman | Judith Powers | Carol L. Rogers | Michelle Sender | Helen Starr | Mandy Wertz

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    Almost exactly one year after the end of her 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton will be honored with the Democratic Woman of the Year Award of the Woman’s National Democratic Club in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to American politics and international affairs, as well as the inspiration she has provided to women and girls around the world.

    The first woman to win a major party nomination for president – and winner of the popular vote in the 2016 election – Hillary will talk about her latest book, What Happened. Twice presidential candidate, Secretary of State, US Senator from New York, former First Lady, wife, mother, grandmother, and lifelong women’s advocate, she will share her insights about the political changes she has witnessed across the US, as well as her thoughts about the Democratic Party and her vision for the future.

    A book is included in the ticket price. Host and Sponsorship Packages available. You might consider a sponsorship in honor of a loved one. Please contact Julia Cohen at (202) 256-2836 or jcohen@democraticwoman.org for sponsorship and host information.

    PRICE: $150 Members; $100 Young Dem Members; $250 Non-members (if available). Includes Passed Appetizers, Open Bar, and Book.


  • Sally Quinn

    lossy-page1-1200px-Sally_Quinn.tifFinding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 (Evening)

    TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

    EVENT TYPE: Speaker Reception

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    Book Signing and Discussion with  Journalist and Author Sally Quinn on her new book Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir.
    With Washington Post Pulitzer Prize winning journalists Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan.

    (Photo credit: Heidi Niemala)

    The book will be available for purchase and signing.

    PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-members. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash Bar.


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