1822 North Capitol St NW,
Washington, DC 20002
We are a group of activists, educators, and workers with a shared goal of establishing Bol; a worker-owned café, bookstore, and event space based on the ideals of racial justice and economic democracy in Washington, DC.
“Bol” by Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984)
"Bol"! Speak! Your words are free. Speak up! Your tongue is still your own. Your body remains yours ramrod, upright. Speak out! Your life is still your own. Look! How in Blacksmith’s forge flames soar; iron glows red. How the locks have opened yaws and every chain, unlinked, now spreads. The short time left to you is enough. Speak up, before the body and its tongue give out. Speak out, for truth still survives. Speak out!