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Event planners can discover ways to tap into DC’s diversity, find socially minded venues and advance a societal agenda.

Washington, DC naturally aligns with many organizations’ social impact goals. DC embodies diversity. It is home to some of the most impactful nonprofits fighting for progress, more than 175 embassies reflecting a melting pot of cultures and the region has more than 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  For more on the diversity in DC, please visit


In the pages below, find more information on ways your event can benefit from DC’s inclusivity, by discovering a variety of event spaces, First Amendment resources and Destination DC’s internal commitment to DEI.

National Urban League

"Washington, DC has been a yearly destination for our advocacy conference, a tradition we’re pleased to continue in 2022. Hosting our conferences in DC gives our organization and our attendees a direct connection to the history of our country and proximity to current legislators, congress members and policymakers. It also allows us to provide our attendees with access to the culture of DC with events at national museums and institutions. As we work towards making sure that our world is diverse, inclusive and equitable, Washington, DC is the perfect destination to execute our events."


Washington, DC's Three-Day Women's Empowerment Itinerary

Commemorate the fight for gender equality and honor the power of wom...

Where to Find the Most Colorful Street Murals in Washington, DC

Vibrant street art adds color to DC in any season.

3-Day Itinerary: African American History and Culture

Washington, DC has always had a significant Black population. The in...

Walter E. Washington Convention Center Art Tours

It houses the country’s largest public art collection outside of a m...

National Cathedral Installation: "Les Colombes"

German artist Michael Pendry installed the Les Colombes exhibit: a w...

Support Local Business

Black-Owned Businesses to Support in Washington, DC

Get your retail fix through these unique stores and online businesse...

Ways to Support and Honor Black Women in Washington, DC

From restaurants and retail to museums and murals, commemorate Black...

20+ Black Chefs and Black-Owned Restaurants & Bars in Washington, DC

From local favorites to Creole and Caribbean cuisine, these trusted ...

10 LGBTQ+ Bars to Check Out in Washington, DC

Shop the District at these Women-Owned Businesses

We have rounded up some DC-based women-owned businesses to check off...

Women-Owned Restaurants and Chefs in Washington, DC

Savor flavors created by the hardworking women who make DC’s food an...

Made in DC: 15+ Local Businesses That Deserve Your Attention

Shop local and support these homegrown businesses that showcase DC’s...

Ways to Give Back to the DC Community

Connected Capital

Learn why Washington, DC is an industry knowledge hub that will add ...

Casey Trees

Committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of ...

National Park Service (NPS) Volunteer Opportunities

Empower a diverse community of volunteers to contribute their skills...

People and Animal Cardio Klub (PACK)

Humane Rescue Alliance volunteers who run with our adoptable dogs.

Human Rights Campaign

Their goal is to ensure that all LGBTQ people, and particularly thos...

American Experience Foundation (AEF)

Helping to inspire the next generation of travelers and hospitality ...

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