Where: Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave.
When: Thursday, April 4, 7 p.m. $20 includes food. Info: http://thegreyeagle.com or http://www.glenedwardchapman.com.
Why: When Glen Edward Chapman was exonerated after more than 14 years on death row, Asheville welcomed him back with open arms. Chapman's story of suppressed evidence, false police testimony and substandard legal counsel in the case of two 1994 murders brought legal injustice to the front of WNC's collective mind.
For the past four years, the Asheville community has come together to help Chapman with the financial hardships of returning to society. Now Chapman is ready to give back at the fifth annual Freedom Ball. This year, the funds will benefit Asheville Green Opportunities' training programs for low-income residents.
The party will be hosted by David LaMotte and will feature old school funk and R&B music by Free Flow, along with food from Taqueria Con Cuida. Help celebrate Chapman's new life while supporting one of Asheville's most innovative programs for people in need of new opportunities.
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