By Derek J. Anderson | GLOBE CORRESPONDENT, OCTOBER 22, 2013
The annual gala for Action for Boston Community Development is taking on special significance this year as the antipoverty agency celebrates making it through the recent 16-day government shutdown.
ABCD will host its gala on Nov. 1, where film director and producer Spike Lee is expected to speak and music will be performed by American Idol finalist Angie Miller and R&B group The Spinners.
“We’re doing this because we want to bring everyone together,” said John Drew, president and chief executive officer of ABCD, a private, nonprofit human services agency. “We’re here to celebrate the people.”