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Busboys and Poets Peace Ball: Voice of Hope and Resistance

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Date(s) - 01/19/2017 - 01/20/2017
8:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Bus Boys and Poets Peace Ball: Voice of Hope and Resistance

WASHINGTON DC

A gathering to celebrate the accomplishments and successes of the past 4 years and the vow to continue to be the change we want to see in the world.

“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.

What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.

And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” – Howard Zinn

OUR LIST OF DISTINGUISHED HOSTS AND GUESTS INCLUDE:

Guests

Angela Davis
Alice Walker
Danny Glover
Van Jones
Ben Jealous
Melissa Harris-Perry
Alicia Garza
Cheryl Strayed
Gina Dent
Naomi Klein
Esperanza Spalding
Amy Goodman
Ai-jen Poo
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Sonia Sanchez
Medea Benjamin
Laura Flanders
José Andrés
Eve Ensler
Zainab Salbi
Phyllis Bennis
Kieran Suckling
Peter Galvin
more to be announced

with Special Musical Guests and Performances

The 2017 Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance is a nonpartisan event including food, open bar, live music, and dancing.  All exhibits will be open during the Peace Ball.

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