Busboys and Poets: The 2017 Peace Ball:
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:
Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation
Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK
more to be announced
with Special Musical Guests and Performances