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Thursday, September 6, 2018 (Lunch)
TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch served; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q&A
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
Economic policy, like so much else, has fallen prey to partisan wrangling – with policymakers blaming and demonizing each other rather than working together to solve problems. Recent economic policy merely responds to the latest short-run crisis, rather than addressing the big challenges that loom ahead. Dr. Alice Rivlin will discuss what we all can do to get constructive economic policy-making started again, and will offer a bipartisan approach to rein in the growing debt, deal with climate change, and sustain Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
Dr. Rivlin has worked to improve economic policy-making in Washington for decades from multiple vantage points, including as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the first Clinton Administration, and as Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board. She was the Founding Director of the Congressional Budget Office and also served as chair of the District of Columbia Financial Management and Assistance Authority.
PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (Includes lunch); $15 Young Dems. $10 Lecture only
Thursday, September 6, 2018 (Evening)
EVENT TYPE: Member Reception
Please join WNDC officers, Board members, and other members to enjoy refreshments and a complimentary soft drink, wine, or cocktail. Learn about opportunities to take part in the work and fun of WNDC. All new members who joined since May 2018 are especially invited to get to know other WNDC members and to learn more about the Club. Guests are also welcome.
PRICE: This event is free, but registration is required.
Thursday, September 6, 2018 (Evening)
EVENT TYPE: Art Exhibition Reception
We hope you will join us for the opening reception for “Identity Cartography”, the upcoming art exhibition by Mexico-born Nora Maccoby.
Nora Maccoby is a multimedia artist working at the nexus of advanced science and technology. Her paintings are internationally collected and valued not only for their organic presence but also as mandalas for those seeking self-actualization.
Artist Statement: “My work is focused on finding the point between form and formlessness, and the notion of light as an active intelligence within universal codes found in nature on Earth, and in space itself. As we find ourselves in chaotic cultural upheaval, my interest has been in re-casting Hesiod’s Catalogue of Women — also known as the Ehoiai (Ἠοῖαι, Ancient: ) — into a new modality, a progressive paradigm where women support each other and find the rebalancing of justice through their own evolution as sentient beings to build common ground for a healthy, vibrant, prosperous world. The journey of the work is then a navigation of space/time, through new symbols. a cartography for power, based not on patriarchy or matriarchy, but a heterarchy; to power the center and dance with friends.”
The exhibition opens on September 6 and will be on display until November 27, 2018.
PRICE: This event is free, but we ask that you register.
Hope Rising: A Musical Remembrance and Celebration
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 (Morning)
EVENT TYPE: Musical Performance
The Woman’s National Democratic Club (WNDC) invites you to join us to honor the heroes and fallen of 9/11, and to celebrate the strength of our diverse community through music. Bring friends and colleagues, and start the day by coming together around music and its ability to pay tribute, unify, heal, and transcend borders and boundaries.
Come meet community nonprofit leaders and those they serve – the majority of whom are newly arrived immigrants and refugees coming to the US to make a better life for themselves and their families and contribute to the strength of our nation.
Howard University Chapel Choir
Cedric Harper, spoken word artist
Francese Brooks and Whitney Parnell, soloists
Howard Feinstein “Hurricane Howie” on piano
Members of the United Methodist Church Praise Band
Christopher ‘Strike Walton Stone’ DJ
Norlyque Redd, liturgical dance
Isabelle Schoenfeld, reading from “Joy”
PRICE: $10 requested contribution. Reserve a seat for yourself, or a table for 6 or 8 for your friends and colleagues. Price includes breakfast from local entrepreneurs, juice, coffee and tea.
Equal Rights for Women: One State away from Constitutional Equality
Thursday, September 13, 2018 (Evening)
EVENT TYPE: Panel Discussion
Ninety-five years after it was first introduced in Congress, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) guaranteeing women Constitutional equality is just one state away from ratification! A vibrant campaign is underway for Virginia to become the 38th and final state needed to ratify the ERA. Our distinguished panelists include ERA warriors Ellie Smeal, who spearheaded the ratification efforts in the 70s and 80s, Eileen Davis, state-level strategist and advocate in Virginia, Andrea Miller, Congressional-level expert and advocate, and Wendy Murphy, national legal expert on Women and the Law. The panelists will review the history of the ERA and why we still need Constitutional equality, and update us on the new developments in Virginia and nationally. The panel will provide a concrete call to action for attendees to get involved in ERA ratification and inspire a true inter-generational effort to create a permanent national standard for eliminating sex discrimination.
Ellie Smeal, President and Co-founder, Feminist Majority Foundation, former President of National Organization for Women (NOW)
Eileen Davis, Co-founder, Women-Matter.org
Andrea Miller, Executive Director, People Demanding Action
Wendy Murphy, JD, Director, Women’s and Children’s Advocacy Project, Professor of sexual violence law, New England Law|Boston
PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-members. $15 Young Dems. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.
WNDC, the Meeting Place for Democrats, Independents, and progressives, in the nation’s capital. We engage both women and men in public policy and serve as a forum for conversation, thought and action.