Solange Joins Angela Davis, Alice Walker for ‘Peace Ball’ During Trump Inauguration Week

The Root Staff
Solange Knowles in 2015
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Solange is slated to perform at Busboys and Poets’ Peace Ball, an “alternative celebration“ to Donald Trump’s inauguration festivities in Washington, D.C.

The 2017 Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance will take place Jan. 19 at the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture. It's organized by Busboys and Poets, a community gathering place known for cultural artistry and activism with more than six locations in Washington, D.C. BB&P is named for Langston Hughes, who worked as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel in the 1920s prior to gaining recognition as a poet.


Solange will be joined by a distinguished lineup of artists and activists including Angela Davis, Danny Glover, Alice Walker, Van Jones, Eve Ensler, Esperanza Spalding, Ben Jealous, Melissa Harris-Perry and Ashley Judd.

The night promises “Special Musical Guests and Performances,” and admission includes food, open bar, live music and dancing. All exhibits in the museum will be open during the “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.”

At this time, tickets are sold out, but where there’s a will, there’s a way.

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