Welcome to KAMA DC!

THE KAMA MODEL

  • Through KAMA DC, a diverse group of displaced persons and migrants can offer any classes and workshops they wish to teach. Imagine a photography workshop, an Arabic language class, a seminar on Central American history or on African politics, and many more. The classes are meant to be as diverse as the people teaching them!
  • Classes are open to everyone interested in learning and human exchange. A small fee covers materials, and participants can provide donations to instructors.

The idea is simple: by allowing people to learn from each other, KAMA DC builds constructive contact between groups who rarely interact. We facilitate dialogue, mutual understanding, and empower instructors and course participants to build positive community relationships.

The KAMA initiative has already been successful in several Austrian and German cities and we are excited to see how it could fit into the context of the Greater Washington DC area.

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GET INVOLVED WITH KAMA DC

  • Join us for a meeting! KAMA DC meets every Tuesday at 7pm at Soho Tea & Coffee, 2150 P Street, NW, Washington, DC. Newcomers are always welcome.
  • If you are interested in learning more about the initiative, please let us know and we will keep you informed about our next moves. You can email us at info@kamadc.org or follow our updates on Facebook here.

KAMA DC is an open-ended process that encourages your insight and participation at all levels. A group of volunteers has been meeting since June 2016 to collectively form our vision, discuss the KAMA DC idea, and think about next steps.

We believe that a collaborative process is needed to best tailor the initiative to the DMV context. Let’s figure out together how we can harness KAMA DC’s potential, to complement and enhance existing efforts for migrant support and community inclusion in the area. We are excited to build networks and refine our vision, so we appreciate your insights, criticisms, and skills in this process!

Please be in touch with any questions you may have.

Warmly,

The KAMA DC Team