Thu, Mar 15, 2012
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

The Role Of Business In Community Building

Anas “Andy” Shallal, the founder of Busboys and Poets, is one of America’s most successful social entrepreneurs and successful businessmen.  Named after Langston Hughes, the DC area is home to four B&P establishments, all a combination restaurants, bookstores, and community centers which serve to foster racial and cultural connections.  Andy is a native of Iraq and moved to DC with his family in 1966.

Andy has also founded or co-founded several peace and justice organizations, including the Peace Café, serves as treasurer for the Institute for Policy Studies, and is a board member of several arts and peace organizations.  He has received numerous awards, including the DC Mayor’s Arts Award and the DC Mayor’s Environmental Award. It is hard to think of anyone who has done more that Andy to promote community and support progressive causes in Washington.  Many believe the term “Renaissance Man” to be an appropriate accolade for Andy. Please come join us on March 15th.

Time: Bar opens at 11:30 am Lunch 12:15 pm; Lecture only: Presentation and Q & A: 1-2 pm

Cost: $25 Members; $30 Non-members; $10 Lecture only

Event Location

1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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