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The DEI District

Welcome to Washington, DC, one of the best and most diverse cities in the United States.

We hope visitors understand opportunities to learn more about the people in our city and make connections with individuals from a variety of cultures, races and backgrounds. As the official destination marketing organization for the city, we welcome all people with open arms and are committed to showing locals and visitors alike that the District is a place that promotes and validates diversity, equity and inclusion.


Our hope with this page is to empower people by embracing the diversity in our city, learning about progress happening here and understanding ways to create lasting change within our communities. We encourage you to engage with our DEI content and community whether you plan to visit, learn or meet in Washington, DC.


Kind regards,


Elliott L. Ferguson, II
President & CEO,
Destination DC




Visit Resources

Find out what makes DC such an inclusive city when you visit.

Support a DEI Business Fellow

Meet our past and current cohort of DEI owned and operated businesse...

Women-Owned Restaurants, Bakeries and Bars in Washington, DC

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

Black-Owned Businesses to Support in Washington, DC

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

Go-Go: The Official Music of Washington, DC

Discover the sound of DC's official music genre with two local music...

Wild Wilderness Women

Washington, D.C.-based group for adventurous women

Think Local First DC

Dedicated to supporting local independent businesses in our nation’s...


Learn Resources

Empower students to embrace the diversity in DC, learn about progres...

Educational Tours

Visiting the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC

Check out the only museum in the world solely dedicated to women in ...

Howard's Gaëlle Ivory on Pronouns

Examine the importance of pronoun usage in the workplace

Group Tour Itineraries

Washington, DC is the perfect place for unique group tour experience...

Guide to Black Lives Matter Plaza

The details behind the newest landmark in the nation’s capital


Meet Resources

Event planners can discover venues such as women and minority-owned ...

6 Historic Demonstrations That Took Place in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital has hosted some of the most influential protest...

Everything You Need to Know About the Ambassador Circle

Welcome to the Ambassador Circle!

Permits to Demonstrate in DC

Learn more about how to demonstrate in DC

Connected Capital

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

Destination DC & Its Dedication to DEI

Learn more about internal and industry initiatives to propel progres...


Engage Resources

How can you leave the Distict better than you found it?

Learn More About The DEI Business Fellowship

This program offers complimentary marketing, mentorship, education a...

National Park Service (NPS) Volunteer Opportunities

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

American Experience Foundation (AEF)

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

Anacostia Riverkeeper

Works to protect and restore the Anacostia River for all who live, w...

What's Open & Reopening in Washington, DC

Find the latest coronavirus-related updates on attractions, museums,...

Organizations That Help Keep DC Clean

You can volunteer with these groups to help clean up area waterways,...

Show Your Love for DC with #MyDCcool

Whether you're capturing a photo of your community garden work, visiting the MLK memorial or diving into local eats, share your #MyDCcool story to show off your Chocolate City experiences.

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