Upcoming Events

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  • Lucy Solomon Indivisible

    solomonLucy Solomon, Associate Political Director, Indivisible

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 (Evening)

    TIME: 6:30-8:30pm

    EVENT TYPE: Speaker Reception

    Indivisible, one of the largest grassroots resistance organizations to emerge in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, has been a crucial force in the fight against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. With at least one group in every Congressional district, Indivisible has now turned its attention to the 2018 midterms. Join us on Thursday, September 20, for a conversation with Indivisible’s Associate Political Director Lucy Solomon. We’ll discuss the growth in progressive energy since Trump’s election and what it means for crucial swing districts and states, as well as Indivisible’s strategy for supporting locally-owned constituent power, what that looks like on the ground, and ways for each of us to get involved locally.

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


  • The Rosenwald Legacy Its Impact on the Lives of its recipients

    RosenwaldThe Rosenwald Legacy: Its Impact on the Lives of Its Recipients
    Aviva Kempner, director, Rosenwald, and panelists Anne Hess, A’lelia Bundles, Anna Fierst

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (Evening)

    TIME: 6:30-8:30pm

    EVENT TYPE: Speaker Reception

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    The Woman’s National Democratic Club and The Ciesla Foundation invite you to join us for a panel discussing the impact of the Rosenwald Grants on the lives of women. The Ciesla Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, produces documentaries that break stereotypical images of Jews in history and celebrates the untold stories of Jewish heroes. The foundation’s latest film, Rosenwald, tells the inspiring story of Julius Rosenwald, an immigrant’s son who became CEO of Sears, Roebuck & Company and used his wealth to support equal rights for African Americans during the Jim Crow era. His support of education, the arts, and housing for middle-class African Americans left a legacy that influenced the Civil Rights Movement and continues to resonate today. Rosenwald is told through archival film and photographs, feature film clips, and interviews with historians, museum curators, poets, Rosenwald family members, African American leaders, and Rosenwald school alumni. The evening will feature the screening of 4 bonus features from the film and a lively discussion led by the relatives of Rosenwald Grant recipients and Aviva Kempner, the director of Rosenwald.

    Bonus Features:

    Edith Stern: She Sees Her Father’s Heritage and Carries It On Discussant: Anne Hess, granddaughter of Edith Stern
    Madam C.J. Walker: She Made Enough Money to be a Generous Giver | Discussant: A’lelia Bundles, great-granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker
    Marian Anderson: She was an Institution, An Icon | Discussant: Anna Fierst, great-granddaughter of Eleanor Roosevelt
    Augusta Savage: A legend in African American art history

    Click HERE to learn more about our panelists.

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


  • Blue Wave Mobilization Summit with DNC

    gcc“Blue Wave” Mobilization Summit with DNC Digital & Organizing Teams!

    Thursday, September 27, 2018 (Evening)

    TIME: 6:00-8:30pm

    EVENT TYPE: Summit

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    Join the DMV Grassroots Coordinating Committee for a presentation and discussion for grassroots activists about the newest developments for organizing and outreach heading into the 2018 midterm elections with the Democratic National Committee’s Deputy Chief Technology Officer Lindsey Schuh Cortés and Chief Mobilization Officer Caitlin Mitchell. The event will include light food and a cash bar.

    We also will share ways you can Get-Out-The-Vote online and offline, from home or door-to-door, in the final 40 days before Election Day:

    • talk to voters door-to-door more easily using an app without paper lists!- call voters anywhere without sharing my number or even having to dial my phone!
    • text voters anywhere without sharing my number or even a phone!
    • create postcards anywhere with your own personal voter message!- find gatherings where volunteers are getting together to flip far-away districts at events in your area!
    • identify and engage contacts in battleground districts to remind them to volunteer and vote!

    The DMV Grassroots Coordinating Committee serves a coalition of grassroots communities in the DC/MD/VA to connect with the DNC and Democratic party organizations, campaigns, and other progressive causes. The GCC is affiliated with the Woman’s National Democratic Club.

    Got questions or ideas for partners in the Summit? Send an email to info@grassrootsideas.org.

    PRICE: $10 per person.



  • Suffrage Exhibition Reception and Presentation

    suffrageSuffrage Exhibition Reception and Presentation: WNDC leads the way: From fighting for the right to vote, to fighting for our democracy

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 (Evening)

    TIME: 6:30-8:30pm

    EVENT TYPE: Exhibition Reception

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    As America prepares to celebrate the Centennial of women winning the vote in 1920, WNDC kicks off our celebration of suffrage on October 3 with an evening reception, exhibition, and presentation.  Ann Lewis (former White House Communications Director for President Bill Clinton and Senior Advisor to the Senate and Presidential campaigns of Hillary Rodham Clinton), and Allida Black (noted historian and friend of WNDC, leader of Ready for Hillary, Senior Advisor to the Hillary for America campaign, and founder of the Eleanor Roosevelt Project) will present authentic examples of Suffrage political material and discuss the strategies they represent and the messages that still work for women voters today. Lewis is founder of the Ann Lewis Women’s Suffrage Collection, which can be found online.

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


  • Douglas J Patton The White Guy in the Room

    q5UI397IEducational Foundation Luncheon: Douglas J. Patton, Author, The White Guy in the Room: A Political Memoir

    Thursday, October 4, 2018 (Lunch)

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

    EVENT TYPE: EF Speaker Luncheon

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    Douglas J. Patton, author of The White Guy in the Room: A Political Memoir, will take us on his journey from a young naïve college student from rural Iowa, with little or no knowledge and understanding of African-American history and culture, to a key and seasoned political player in the empowerment of blacks in America. Equally important, he will offer an inside glimpse of the strategic roles of people like him in the civil rights movement. Patton has lived and breathed politics all his life, having consulted on over 20 campaigns of candidates running for public office. He also served as Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development for the District of Columbia, and as an ex-officio representative from the U.S.House of Representatives on the Federal Election Commission for over eighteen years.

    This is an Educational Foundation Luncheon and proceeds and tax-free donations support the Young Women’s Leadership Program at Columbia Heights Education Campus and Anacostia High School.

    PRICE: $30 per person. $10 Lecture only.



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