Regular Events to Stay Connected
Providing regular and inclusive programming for our adults is core to our mission. It helps us connect and cultivate community, while ensuring that everyone has a place where they feel comfortable and valued.
Providing regular and inclusive programming for our adults with DD is core to our mission. It helps us connect and cultivate community while ensuring that everyone has a place where they feel safe and valued. In the past few months, we’ve successfully continued three regularly scheduled events and have introduced two more.
Young Adults Weekly Meet-Up
Hosted in partnership with Social Grace, this virtual meet-up for adults between the ages of 18-35 is a quick and convenient way to stay connected with old friends while making new ones. The group meets on Zoom every Monday from 4:00-4:30 to discuss a wide range of topics from “what was the best thing you did all weekend?” to “share something you did that you previously didn’t think you could do?”.
Collin, a regular participant, says, “I like the group because it makes others feel included.”
To join, sign up for free here.
OSG Book Club
Every Tuesday evening, we read and discuss Utopia Avenue by bestselling author David Mitchell. We’re super excited because this summer the author himself will be joining us via Zoom for a live discussion! This will be an incredibly special experience and one you won’t want to miss.
Although the group is already on page 437, it’s not too late to join as long as you’re okay with jumping into the story at pace. We’ll do our best to catch you up – we promise it will be worth your time!
To join, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you’re interested.
Roosevelt Island Environmental Clean-up
We combined our love for connecting with taking care of Mother Earth, our collective stomping ground. Every other Friday, armed with trash bags and garbage pickers, we meet with our friends from Social Grace to clean up this historic D.C. park.
Learn more and sign up here.
Social Justice Club
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, we formed a Social Justice club a little over a year ago to begin delving into our country’s history. We started the conversation about equity while discussing Isabelle Wilkerson’s book, The Warmth of Other Suns. Currently, we’re reading and discussing Ibram X. Kendi’s acclaimed book, Stamped from the Beginning, which explores history and how racist ideas were created, spread, and still remain deeply rooted in American society. It’s an ambitious read, coming in at almost 600 pages, but our members are up for the challenge.
If you’d like to join the discussion but don’t feel up to tackling the long version, we recommend reading Stamped: Racism, Anti-racism, and You by Ibram X Kendi and Jason Reynolds, a shorter read on this important topic.
OSG member Huan told us: “The Social Justice Club has been very informative. There are so many historical facts regarding racism and discrimination that I have not been made aware of. As a group, we have been reading and analyzing well-written books, which has helped me understand them better and it surely beats reading them by myself! I look forward to attending the club every week.”
We are currently starting chapter 18 and it is definitely not too late to join us. Email email@example.com if you would like to become a part of the discussion.
An OSG favorite, our monthly Healthy Hangout has exponentially grown since starting in October of last year from about 12 participants to 40. We use this time to get active by walking through Lubber Run Park while getting to know each other through engaging conversation, led by Ginny Conroy of Social Grace.
Our next hangout is May 23rd at 1 PM, sign up here.
As new guidelines from the CDC are issued and more people are vaccinated, we hope to introduce more (in person) events. Be on the lookout for regular updates and continue enjoying our regular programming!
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OSG Book Club
We're reading and discussing Utopia Avenue, written by bestselling English author David Mitchell....
Our monthly get together with Social Grace....
Social Justice Club
Our weekly discussion where we unpack Ibram X. Kendi’s acclaimed book, Stamped from the Beginning....