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  • US Trade Policy under Trump with Lori Wallach


    US Role in a Changing World Series

    US Trade Policy under Trump
    Lori Wallach, Public Citizen

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 (Lunch)

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

    EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon

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    Can President Trump’s trade policy actually reduce the US trade deficit and create American jobs over the long term? Currently, the trade deficit with China, as well as with Mexico and Canada, is up as the US continues to import more than it exports. At the same time, hundreds of jobs have been outsourced.

    As he tries to dramatically change US trade policy, to what extent can he get support in the Congress for these changes?

    Wallach, an internationally recognized expert on trade and director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, will provide an in-depth look at the current administration’s trade policies and what we can expect in the coming months. 

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


  • New Members Reception May 2018

    IMG_0147New Members Reception

    Thursday, May 3, 2018 (Evening)

    TIME: 5:30-6:30pm

    EVENT TYPE: Member Reception

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    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 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.


  • Art Exhibition Reception: Simi Bhandari

    art2Art Exhibition Reception
    Simi Bhandari – Nature’s Narrative

    Thursday, May 3, 2018 (Evening)

    TIME: 6:30-8:00pm

    EVENT TYPE: Art Exhibition Reception

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    We hope you will join us for the opening reception for “Nature’s Narrative,” the upcoming exhibition by artist Simi Bhandari.

    “Nature’s Narrative is a series of acrylic paintings in response to my fascination for the balance, rhythm, and harmony in the natural world. Borrowing from the visual vocabulary that surrounds us, these works allow me to explore and express nature in a way that can be both deeply personal and pictorial. Using spatial patterns and color shifts, my process is constantly evolving, where the thoughts and the materials work simultaneously to create gratifying pieces. The language of nature guides how I see”.

    Simi Bhandari is a Washington D.C. based artist with a background in Graphic Design. Found her niche creating paintings in a variety of mediums, devoting the past thirty years working on commissioned artworks for private and corporate collectors.

    The exhibition opens on April 26, 2018, and will be on display until September 4, 2018.

    PRICE: This event is free, but we ask that you register.


  • Lindsey Schuh Cortés

    dnc deputy1DNC Tech Infrastructure and Outreach:
    A Discussion with DNC Deputy CTO Lindsey Schuh Cortés

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 (Evening)

    TIME: 6:30–8:30pm. 6:30pm Reception; 7:00pm Remarks and Q&A

    EVENT TYPE: Speaker Reception

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    Join the Democratic National Committee’s Deputy Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Lindsey Schuh Cortés for a presentation and discussion with DMV area grassroots activists about the newest developments in infrastructure for organizing and outreach heading into the 2018 mid term elections.
    Schuh Cortés, one of a small but growing field of female leaders in the data and tech space, is the former CEO of BlueLabs, a data and analytics strategy consulting firm in Washington, DC. Prior to joining BlueLabs, Schuh Cortés served as the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). She led SEIU’s efforts to join the union together with its progressive partners across the
    nation. A native of Lakota, North Dakota, Schuh Cortés graduated with a BA from Cornell University and holds a Master’s degree in political management from the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.

    PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-members. $15 Young Dems/students. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.

  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum Tour

    holocaust museumUS Holocaust Memorial Museum Tour 

    Thursday, May 10, 2018 (Morning)

    TIME: Arrive by 9:45am. Tour begins at 10:00am.
    Lunch in museum café (separate purchase)

    EVENT TYPE: Tour

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    Join us for this special docent-led tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  America’s national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, the museum serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.

    In observance of its 25th anniversary, the museum recently opened a special exhibition, “Americans and the Holocaust.”

    The Museum is located on the National Mall, just south of Independence Avenue, SW, between 14th Street and Raoul Wallenberg Place (15th Street). The nearest Metro stop is the Smithsonian Station on the Orange, Blue, and Silver lines, one block east of the Museum. A paid parking garage is across the street, on D Street SW, between 13th and 14th Streets, and some metered parking is along Independence Avenue.

    PRICE: Tour only, $10 Members; $15 Non-members. Tour limited to 12 participants.


  • Jazz in the Garden

    gardenJazz in the Garden 

    Thursday, May 10, 2018 (Evening)

    TIME: 6:30 – 8:00pm

    EVENT TYPE: Happy Hour

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    Join the Young Dems of the Woman’s National Democratic Club for a Happy Hour in the garden on May 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Members and non-members are invited for an evening celebrating young democratic leadership. Political and advocacy organizations will be tabling during the event so you can get connected and ready to mobilize.

    PRICE: $15 Members/ Non-members. Cash Bar.


  • Documentaries for a Sea of Change

    documentaryDocumentaries for a Sea of Change:
    In Our Water (1-hour) and Straws (30 minutes)

    Friday, May 11, 2018 (Evening)

    TIME: Bar opens at 6:00pm. Films start at 6:45pm. Discussion & Q&A 8:15pm

    EVENT TYPE: Film Screening

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    Sadly timeless, yet released over 30 years ago, IN OUR WATER documents an early wake-up call, as it follows a New Jersey family for 5 years as they discover their water is being contaminated. We witness them enduring bureaucratic neglect and court inaction as the poisons spread. Thru them we experience the nation waking to a chemical waste catastrophe. The growing toxic problem and its impact on our water is slowly becoming recognized around the globe, while here in the US the regulations protecting our water are being slashed.

    STRAWS, a film by Linda Booker, with colorful straw history animation narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution. It’s estimated every day 500,000,000+ plastic straws are used once and tossed in the US alone. Ocean Conservancy ranks straws as the #5 most found litter item on beaches.They’re non-recyclable, so they wind up in landfills, litter streets, and add to the estimated 8.5 million metric tons of plastic debris in oceans annually.

    PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-members. $15 Young Dems/students. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.


  • Mother’s Day Brunch 2018

    mothers day brunchMother’s Day Brunch

    Sunday, May 13, 2018 (Lunch)

    TIME: 11:30am – 2:00pm

    EVENT TYPE: Brunch

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    Join us for a special brunch at the historic Whittemore House to toast the exceptional women in our lives! Bring your mother, sister, daughter, best friend, or mentor to enjoy a brunch buffet and mimosas, and to network with some of Washington’s leading women (and men). Music provided by pianist Theodore Greaves, who will play classical show tunes and selections from “The American Songbook.”

    PRICE: $35 Members, $40 Non-Members, $15 Children (ages 5-12).

    Event sponsored by the WNDC Educational Foundation.

    Tickets and additional contributions are tax-deductible. (Checks should be made out to: WNDC Educational Foundation)


  • Lady Bird Johnson Garden Celebration

    regent-johnson-claudia-06Celebration of the Lady Bird Johnson Garden
    With High Tea & Champagne

    Thursday, May 17, 2018 (Afternoon)

    TIME: 3:00 – 5:00pm

    EVENT TYPE: High Tea

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    Guest of Honor: Lynda Johnson Robb

    Forty-five years ago, the patio garden was dedicated to Lady Bird Johnson to honor her for her devotion to the club and for her environmental awareness program. In addition to her agenda to beautify America’s public spaces, Mrs. Johnson promoted the Great Society’s war on poverty, including the beginning of the Head Start program.

    The club has added many improvements to the garden, so we hope you will join us on May 17 for high tea and champagne as we rededicate this lovely space to Lady Bird Johnson.

    Proceeds from this event will help restore the external copper bay of the Whittemore House.

    PRICE: $75 Members/Non-members.
    Tickets and additional contributions are tax-deductible. (Checks should be made out to: WNDC Educational Foundation)


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