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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

Statement of Support: 

As an organization that empowers experienced professionals, managers, and executives for successful career transitions, 40Plus of Greater Washington serves professionals of all races and ethnicities. We stand firm in our support of all people who have been affected by the horrendous racist and violent acts in our country.

We condemn the police brutality that led to the tragic and needless death of George Floyd, along with others before him such as Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile and Eric Garner. We also condemn the violence, bigotry and systemic racism that has occurred during the past 400 years, particularly against black men and women in our nation. Furthermore, we stand firmly against discrimination of any kind including age discrimination, which frustrates many of our members during their search for new employment.

We offer our condolences to the family of George Floyd, his friends and loved ones. As a way to honor his memory, we stand ready to work with other agencies and community-based organizations, along with the community at large, to end injustice in all its forms against the oppressed and all persons of color.

Career Strategies from Great Writers of an Earlier Recession with David Taylor

  • Mon, February 07, 2011
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 40 Plus Office

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Monday Morning Speaker: David Taylor

Career Strategies from Great Writers of an Earlier Recession  with David Taylor.

Based on research for his recent book and Smithsonian tv documentary, Soul of a People, Taylor will share life strategies from a handful of people who recovered from unemployment in the Great Depression to chart shining careers in various fields, including leading writers such as novelists John Cheever, Richard Wright, Margaret Walker, and less-famous authors.

We'll talk about their stories and ways their strategies can be applied now.


David A. Taylor is author of Soul of a People: The WPA Writers’ Project Uncovers Depression America (Wiley, 2009), which was an Amazon Editor’s Pick and ranked among Best Books of 2009 by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He's also author of two other books and writes for Smithsonian, Outside, The American Scholar, and The Washington Post. He has written scripts for documentary films for PBS, National Geographic, and the Smithsonian Channel. 

To contact David Taylor:

3104 Rodman St. NW
Washington, DC 20008


dataylor [at]

Plan to join us after the meeting for networking.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby Brookings Institution.

Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

Doors open at 9:15 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.

40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

near the DuPont Circle Metro, use the South exit.

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40Plus of Greater Washington
Empowering Experienced Professionals
 for Successful Career Transitions

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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