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Harvey Gantt, James Ford to headline community breakfast

Harvey Gantt and James Ford will headline a community breakfast Oct. 25 at House of Prayer
Harvey Gantt and James Ford will headline a community breakfast Oct. 25 at House of Prayer

What happens when you bring together a civil rights legend from Charlotte’s past and put him on stage with a rising star of the civil rights campaigns of today? And then use that conversation as a springboard for dialogue among 100 strangers?

Join the Charlotte Observer for a community breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at House of Prayer’s cafeteria on Mint Street. We’ll start with an on-stage conversation between Harvey Gantt and James Ford, led by the Observer’s Editorial Page Editor Taylor Batten.

We’ll then launch a dialogue among audience members about race, civil rights and community. Representatives from non-profits in Charlotte will help lead those table conversations and share the work their organizations are doing.

The breakfast is part of On the Table, a day for 5,000 Mecklenburg County residents to come together and talk about ways to make the community more connected, dynamic and opportunity-rich. The Observer breakfast is sponsored by Lowes Home Improvement and the North Carolina Humanities Council and is in partnership with the Charlotte Post Foundation.

On the Table: A Breakfast about Civil Rights in Charlotte

When: Oct. 25, 2017. Buffet opens at 7:30, conversation runs 8-9:15 a.m.

Where: House of Prayer for All People cafeteria, 1019 S Mint St.

Cost: $5 ticket, with all proceeds going to charities selected by Gantt and Ford.

Purchase tickets: www.CivilRightsBreakfast.com.

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