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For those dreading the ghastly impossibility of Jan. 20, an alternative: The 2017 Peace Ball will celebrate "voices of hope and resistance...for us to continue to do the work we do." Held at the new African-American Museum and featuring 30 artists and activists - Angela Davis to Van Jones to Alice Walker - the Ball reflects the spirit of its first host Howard Zinn: "To live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”
Jubilee USA Network
Friends of the Earth
Human Rights Watch (HRW)
Jewish Voice for Peace
Committee to Protect Journalists
Veterans for Peace