Upcoming Events

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  • WNDC Tours – Inter-American Development Bank

    art exhibit development bankVisions of More Inclusive Cities: Tour of Art Exhibition at the Inter- American  Development Bank

    Thursday, March 21, 2019 (Morning)

    TIME: 11:00am. Meet at 10:50am in the lobby of The Inter-American Development Bank at 1300 New York Ave.

    EVENT TYPE: Tour

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    The Inter-American Development Bank asked a group of local artists of Latin American and Caribbean heritage to envision cities with more equitable alternatives for urban spaces. The artists answered by creating a multidisciplinary exhibition entitled: A City of Questions. Their efforts result in a multitude of perspectives, and lend voices to underrepresented groups while offering new takes on urban life.

    While this exhibition showcases Washington-based artists, their ideas transcend borders. Their insights encourage us to listen more closely to the hopes and dreams of all people and to liberate our imagination. A private tour of this exhibition will be followed by a guided walk through the Bank’s collection of previous art exhibits depicting Latin American and Caribbean themes.

    PRICE: $15 Members & Non-members. Optional self-paid lunch afterwards at a local restaurant.


  • Richard Rothstein

    rothstein-headshotRichard Rothstein: The Color of Law and the role of government

    Thursday, March 28, 2019 (Lunch)

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

    TYPE: WNDC-Educational Foundation Speaker Luncheon




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    The WNDC-Educational Foundation welcomes Richard Rothstein to discuss his book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

    In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Professor Rothstein explores the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided as the result of individual prejudices, personal choices to live in same-race neighborhoods, income differences, or the actions of private institutions such as banks. Instead, The Color of Law uncovers a forgotten history of how racially explicit policies of federal, state, and local governments created patterns of residential segregation that persist to this day. This ground-breaking work concludes that because segregation was created by government action in violation of the U.S. Constitution, we are obligated to remedy it.

    Professor Rothstein is a Research Associate at the Economic Policy Institute, a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and is a Senior Fellow at the Haas Institute at UC Berkeley.

    The book will be available for purchase and signing.

    PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members; $15 Young Dems (Includes lunch); $10 Lecture only.

  • Democratic Woman of the Year and Trailblazer Awards 2019

    Happy HourWNDC Awards 2019

    Democratic Woman of the Year: Congresswoman Maxine Waters
    Trailblazer Award: Parkland Students

    Tuesday, April 2, 2019 (Evening)

    TIME: 7:00pm

    EVENT TYPE: Award Reception

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    Celebrate with the WNDC as we bestow two distinct awards: First, Congresswoman Maxine Waters will receive the Democratic Woman of the Year Award. In January, she became Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, the first woman and the first African-American to lead one of the most powerful Committees in Congress. During her almost four decades of public service, she has been a tireless advocate for women, children, people of color, and the poor. Rep. Waters has been instrumental in shaping public policy on issues ranging from housing and infrastructure to jobs and youth training to international peace and justice. An integral member of Congressional Democratic leadership, Rep. Waters has chaired the Congressional Black Caucus, and served in countless other leadership roles.

    Students from Parkland (Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS) will receive the Trailblazer Award to recognize their classmates’ ability to turn tragedy into action to end gun violence. They have succeeded on several fronts. On March 9, 2018, Florida passed the first gun restrictions in 30 years, and also last March, Parkland students worked with groups across the country to organize “March for our Lives,” the largest youth demonstration since the Vietnam era. This year, on February 13, the House introduced the first two bills to increase gun safety in 20 years.


    Members (General Admission) $150
    Non-member (General Admission)$200.00
    Young Dems (General Admission) $100.00
    WNDC Member Host Table (8 VIP seats) $2,000.00
    Non-member Host Table (8 VIP seats) $3,000.00
    WNDC Host Ticket (1 VIP seat) $300.00
    Non-member Host Ticket (1 VIP seat) $500.00

    For Sponsorships and VIP Tables, contact: mkirtane@democraticwoman.org.


  • Happy Hour April 2019

    wine cheeseHappy Hour for Young and Young-at-Heart Dems

    Thursday, April 4, 2019 (Evening)

    TIME: 5:30-7:00pm

    EVENT TYPE: Happy Hour

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    The Membership Committee invites all members to join us for a Happy Hour in the pub. We especially want to encourage new members to mingle with more experienced members and to get to know each other while sharing wonderful hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine or a beer (included in the admission). We also will have a drawing for door prizes for the lucky winners.

    PRICE: $10 per person. Includes one glass of wine or beer.

  • Remembering Virginia Lawton

    virginia lawtonRemembering Virginia: Tribute Luncheon for Virginia Lawton

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 (Lunch)

    TIME: 12:00-1:30pm

    EVENT TYPE: Memorial Luncheon

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    Virginia Lawton had many friends here at the WNDC. She worked with us for over 30 years, serving several terms on our Board of Governors, chairing the Nominating Committee and adding her considerable expertise to numerous committees. She brought “difficult to reach” speakers to our lectern. She traveled the world on our trips. Her talents and enthusiasm made our club more vibrant and intellectually oriented. We especially remember her zany sense of humor.

    Virginia died on January 6, 2019 after a long illness.

    We will gather to tell her stories, share photographs and enjoy a luncheon in her honor on April 9th. We look forward to meeting her family members who have promised to come.

    PRICE: $20 Members, $25 Non-members for Lunch.

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