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NationSwell On-the-Ground: A Conversation on Equity in Action at DC Central Kitchen

Thursday, October 26, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

In-Person Event | Washington, DC
Thursday, October 26, 2023
6:00pm – 9:00pm ET


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

Recent economic, environmental, political, and public health challenges have shone a spotlight on some of the most enduring inequities in our country. These inequities stem from structures that have systematically withheld access to better opportunities for generations. While increased awareness of these inequities is a step in the right direction, it’s merely the beginning.

Join fellow NationSwell members at DC Central Kitchen to discuss turning awareness into action. How can we muster the courage, resources, and collective will to confront the nation’s most pressing challenges? What does it mean to be an equitable leader? How can we effectively unite diverse voices and forge coalitions? What steps can we all take to not just envision, but also build, a more equitable America?”

Light bites and refreshments will be provided.

Featured Participant

Joel R. Johnson

President and CEO

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Dr. Kali Cyrus

Psychiatrist, Inclusivity Strategist, Intersectional Identity Ambassador, Health Policy Advocate

Nate Wong

Partner, The Bridgespan Group

Adjunct Professor + Lecturer, Georgetown University

Jacqueline Bennett

Co-founder & Managing Partner

Highlands Venture Partners

Mike Curtin


DC Central Kitchen


6:00 PM

Welcome and Happy Hour

7:00 PM

Formal Discussion

8:15 PM

Reflect and Mingle

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.

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Thursday, October 26, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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