ON JANUARY 20, 2013
The Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance will take place in Washington D.C.’s historic Arena Stage at The Meade Center For American Theater on the evening of January 20, 2013. This event will pay tribute to the continuing struggle for peace and justice here in The United States and throughout the world. You can purchase your tickets now by clicking here: Peace Ball, Busboys and Poets.
Four years ago hundreds of peace loving activists gathered at the first Inaugural Peace Ball here in Washington, DC to celebrate the election of the first African American President of the United States and to wave the banner of peace during that historic moment. The times are different today, but the commitment to ensure that peace and justice remain on our national agenda has not wavered. No matter who wins the election we will gather on January 20 to celebrate Peace.
Invited entertainers include Common, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Emma’s Revolution, Joan Baez, Chopteeth, Bernice Johnson Reagon and others. Confirmed speakers and organizations as of October 2012 are Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!), Katrina vanden Heuvel (The Nation), TransAfrica's President Nicole Lee, The National Council of Negro Women, Institute for Policy Studies, The Pacifica Foundation, Progressive Democrats of America, Danny Glover, Julian Bond, Alice Walker, Marian Wright Edelman, Ralph Nader, Van Jones, Farai Chideya, Dave Zirin, Etan Thomas, Barbara Ehrenreich, Medea Benjamin (Code Pink), Rev. Lennox Yearwood (Hip Hop Caucus), , Zainab Salbi (Women for Women International).
This gathering is a reminder for all who work tirelessly to make our world a safer more just place for all living beings that our work does not stop when we elect a president, it continues beyond elections and beyond the political climate in Washington. We need to continue to build a movement for a better world where peace, justice and respect for the environment are at the forefront of our national and global agenda. It is a struggle of ordinary people joining together raising their voices and resisting injustices.
Won’t you join us for this historic night on January 20, 2013 along with hundreds of other activists and agitators to reclaim hope, to celebrate our accomplishments and to dance the furious dance of defiance!
You can purchase your tickets now by visiting Busboys and Poets.