Activist Angela Davis, revolutionary and activist Bill Ayers and “The Color Purple” author Alice Walker will help Busboys and Poets celebrate its 10th anniversary at a party in October.
The event will take place on Oct. 2 at the local chain’s Brookland location at 625 Monroe St .NE. Tickets to the celebration are available online for $45. For an extra $30, partygoers can purchase a VIP ticket, giving them entry to a pre-party reception with Walker, Davis and Jeff Zinn, the son of historian and activist Howard Zinn. The VIP reception is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., with the main party following at 8.
A spokesperson for Busboys and Poets said that more special guests will be announced in the coming weeks.