A unity event is bringing together Black and Minority leaders in the Erie community. Around 25 people gathered on Wednesday at the Booker T. Washington Center and highlighted what's called the Erie Metropolitan Black Pages, founded and published by Cynthia Muhammad.

The goal is to build a network of guidance for youth and connections for professionals.

Adam Glover, the President of the Erie Metropolitan Black Pages, says, "We want to unify the minority community. We want to also build a foundational network that it doesn't take another generation to go, from a kid dreaming, to actually succeeding." 

The concept for the luncheon started in the 1960's during the Civil Rights Movement. This rebirth of the luncheon was made possible through a partnership between the Booker T. Washington Center and Widget Financial.