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Welcome to the EA DC Newsletter! Below are some of the events and resources that may be of interest to you this month. If you have something you'd like to include in next month's newsletter please email us! If this was forwarded to you, you can subscribe here.

Events and announcements

EA DC volunteer committees are set to meet!

The EA DC committees have formed and we plan to have our first committee meetings later this month. It's not too late to join -- with as little as 2 hours a week you can help grow our EA DC community, add some skills to your resume!  Here are the committees:  
  • Operations / leadership (setting strategic goals, establishing procedures, general leadership and community health)
  • Communications (social media channels, newsletter, publicizing events, website)
  • Outreach / welcome wagon (reaching out to new members of the community, and other groups / people we could collaborate with)
  • Events  (planning events, running them)
Interested or want to learn more? Fill out this form!  
 
Do you know someone in our community that should be in the spotlight? Maybe you have just published a book, gotten a new job, or started a new charity or project? If you have an idea for a future spotlight please email us to let us know!

Find roommates and co-work mates:

Looking to live with other DC-area EAs? Check out this spreadsheet for available rooms in the area or add your name if you are looking for a place or looking to rent.

Want to co-work with other DC EAs? Sign up on this EA DC co-working interest form. Interested in the broader community? Check out the EA Focusmate group to co-work with EAs from around the world!

Join a reading / listening group:

Are you interested in joining an 80k podcast discussion group? Our inaugural 80k Podcast discussion group is meeting to discuss Episode 119 - Andrew Yang on the longterm future and other topics politicians normally don't touch.  

EA DC Book Club: We finished Strangers Drowning: Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help and will start another book shortly -- let us know your suggestions by replying to this email!

EA DC Article Reading Group: Meets monthly, covering a different topic area of interest each month. This group is currently at capacity and will reopen to newcomers shortly

Cause area meetups:

Want to meet and work with EAs organized around your favorite cause area? Our cause area meetup groups are going strong - here are the meetups happening this month: 
  • Jan. 24: AI Cause area meetup 
  • Jan. 27: Animal Welfare cause area meetup discussing the political outlook for animals (both local to DC and nationally)
  • Jan. 30: Biosecurity cause area meetup 
If you’d like to join the mailing lists for any of our groups please fill out this form and we’ll add you!   Would you like to facilitate a cause area group? Email us if you're interested or would like to learn more!

New DC-based Jobs:

Looking for an internship? The EA Internship Board is now live.  More info here.

Articles and recommendations:

Charity news and updates:

Get in touch with us!

The Effective Altruism Movement is growing quickly and we're glad you have decided to get more involved. If you have any further questions on effective altruism or how you can get involved in the area, our DC EA team is here for you! Feel free to reach out to us directly at info@effectivealtruismdc.org and/or sign up for a 1-1 chat here!
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