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Wednesday, June 17 • 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Featured Artists at Busboys and Poets

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Join us at Busboys and Poets for a relaxing and inspiring evening of music and spoken-word poetry with featured artists at The Summit: Tracy Howe Wispelwey, David Bailey and Arrabon, Amena Brown, Brittini Gray and Joy Ike!

Busboys and Poets is restaurant, bookstore, and community gathering place which has locations six locations across D.C. The Brookland location is located a 5 minute walk from the center of Catholic’s campus on Monroe street. Named after Langston Hughes, Busboys and Poets has a long history of being a place “to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body, and soul…a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide and a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted.” They have a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu along with full bar.


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David M. Bailey

David M. Bailey believes that the church should and can lead by example in diversity and reconciliation. He is the founder and director of Arrabon, a ministry that equips churches and nonprofits with the tools and resources to shepherd their community from aspirational values regarding diversity and reconciliation along racial, ethnic, and class divisions toward an embodied practice. He is the author of Arrabon: Learning Reconciliation through... Read More →
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Amena Brown

Amena Brown is a poet, speaker, author, and event host. Named one of Rejuvenate Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Changemakers, Brown is the author of four spoken-word CDs and the nonfiction book Breaking Old Rhythms. She has performed and spoken at events across the nation, such as Creativity World Forum, Creative Mornings, and Chick-fil-A Leadercast, and has toured with the Gungor band, Ann Voskamp, and the Reconnect HBCU Tour. She and her... Read More →
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Brittini Gray

Organizer, Metropolitan Congregations United
Brittíni is pursuing her M.Div. at Eden Theological Seminary. Her years of experience in community and youth development led her to St. Louis to work with Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU) after doing a year of service in Buffalo, NY where she first started community organizing. Through her organizing, Brittíni has organized issue-oriented campaigns related to education, voter engagement, public transit and criminal justice... Read More →
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Joy Ike

Born to Nigerian immigrants, independent artist Joy Ike's music has drawn comparisons to Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, and Fiona Apple, but her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing. Ike has opened for Cody Chestnutt, Denison Whitmer, and Allen Toussaint, among others. NPR's All Things Considered says of her music, "The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly... Read More →
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Tracy Howe Wispelwey

Tracy Howe Wispelwey directs Restoration Village Arts in Charlottesburg, Va. A songwriter and music producer, she has released eight full-length records of her own music. She has toured internationally for 10 years, visiting university campuses as well as prisons, churches, and living rooms throughout North, Central, and South America. As Director of University Ministries at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Wispelwey works with... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Busboys and Poets