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The Future of the American Dream, Washington DC

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

The Future of the American Dream, Washington DC

Washington, DC (Dupont Circle)
Wednesday, November 16 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm ET


Location information will be provided in a separate email once your registration has been confirmed.

The American people have over the past few decades seen their grip on their economic and personal agency become more tenuous. In DC and beyond, wages have stagnated while inflation continues to rise, making incomes that once put workers squarely in the middle class in a position of economic precarity. At the same time, wealth continues to accumulate at record levels among the top 1%, while ordinary Americans struggle through the pandemic, prepare for a recession, and worry about social and economic strife.

Join fellow NationSwell Council members for an informative and engaging dinner conversation where we will tackle questions of how we can restore, or better yet, interrogate and reimagine the American Dream and create an inclusive and equity-driven society and economy that works for all. We will examine where our individual and collective power lies — in the workplace, in the economy, and in our communities — and how we can wield it in solidarity to restore our agency and positively impact our economic and social outcomes.

This participatory event is for local Council members who are interested in social justice, economic opportunity, and generational equity.


6:00 PM
Welcome and Happy Hour

6:45 PM
Dinner and Discussion

8:30 PM
Closing and Takeaways

COVID-19 In-Person Policy

The health and safety of our NationSwell members, staff, and community is incredibly important to us. In order to keep everyone safe, we require proof of full vaccination from everyone in attendance at the event. Fully vaccinated is defined as at least 14 days after receiving the final vaccine in a one- or two-shot protocol with a vaccine approved by the FDA or WHO (including emergency use authorization). We also encourage all attendees, presenters, and staff to wear a mask when in the event space and not actively eating or drinking

For more information, you can view our Health and Safety Policy here.

Upcoming Events

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NationSwell’s events and experiences are designed to bring together diverse, purpose-driven leaders and organizations for learning, inspiration, relationship-building, and societal impact.


Wednesday, November 16, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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Firefly, Hotel Madera
1310 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20036 United States
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Event Format
Council Members
Washington, DC
Theme / Social Issue Area
Social Justice and Economic Opportunity
Practice Areas
Purpose-Driven Culture