(Washington, DC– Sept 8, 2015) NextDayBetter is bringing together big thinkers and innovators in Washington, DC for the launch of their creative food and speaker series for migrant communities. NextDayBetter + DC, powered by email marketing company MailChimp, will take place on Sept 19, 2015 at 1776 (1133 15th St NW, Washington, DC, 20005). 

NextDayBetter’s global events celebrate the stories of changemakers from immigrant and multicultural communities and call them to action. We believe that these communities belong on the decision-making table. We believe that they are hubs for world-changing ideas and social innovation. We have no doubt that they have immense potential to push humanity forward,” says NextDayBetter CEO and Co-Founder, Ryan Letada.

The theme of the event will be “Transformation and Collaboration.” Speakers from multicultural communities will have the platform on the NextDayBetter stage to share their diverse voices in creating inclusive solutions to local and global challenges. Teasers for the event already tout an impressive lineup of accomplished leaders in the fields of social entrepreneurship, the arts, government, and food.

Nani Coloretti of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the highest ranking Filipino-American in the U.S. federal government, will be a featured speaker along with Darryl Perkins, Vice President of Broccoli City Art Festival, and Founder and CEO of Invest2Innovate, Kalsoom Lakhani. These “social do-gooders” will share their personal stories on how they overcame different challenges to continue making a visible change in their communities.

“Washington, DC is in the middle of a rapid transformation that is fueled by an influx of diverse peoples. We’re beginning the see the growth of collaboration between disparate industries as well as communities. We’re excited to amplify these stories at NextDayBetter + DC and demonstrate how these intersections create opportunities for new ideas, community building, and positive outcomes,” says NextDayBetter + DC City Curator, Bryan Lozano.

NextDayBetter + DC’s “Food for Thought” panel will showcase how cultural cuisine plays a powerful role in shaping community and encouraging inter-cultural dialogue. The DC foodie scene will take center stage with featured restaurateurs and chefs including James Beard Award-nominated Erik Bruner-Yang of restaurants Toki Underground and Maketto and Patrice Cleary of Purple Patch. Food panelists will share their thoughts and experiences with the growing Filipino food movement taking shape in the culinary space of DC.  

But NextDayBetter promises to do more than just talk about food. Delicious bites and drinks will be served up by local DC restaurants and vendors Twinkle Bakery, WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey, and modern Filipino cuisine pop-up, Timpla.

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Where: 1776  | 1133 15th St. NW, 12th Floor Washington, DC 20005
When: September 19, 2015 | 1pm – 5pm

About NextDayBetter | NextDayBetter is a speaker and food series for diaspora communities. Its global events in nine cities celebrate the stories of changemakers from untapped global migrant communities and call them to action. It believes that diasporas like the Filipino Asian Pacific Islander global communities are hubs and inspirations for world changing ideas. Learn more at

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