Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Public Hearing #2 Information

Ubuntu Weekly – Special Public Hearing Edition

- an update from the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission

No. 27 – August 23, 2005

Greetings,

This Friday and Saturday brings another 14 hours worth of opportunity to take part in this historic process by attending a public hearing. Our second hearing will bring people who will offer their answers to our topical question, “What happened on, and after, Nov. 3, 1979?”

* From 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the public is invited to stop in – to stay for a few minutes or stay for the whole thing. This hearing’s speakers and their order of appearance will be released Thursday afternoon.

* Our hearing site, the McNair Hall Auditorium on the campus of N.C. A&T State University, is right on East Market Street, between Dudley and Nocho Streets, and easy to reach. Look for the bust of the late Aggie astronaut Ronald McNair out front and follow posted signs to parking. Seating in the auditorium is limited.

* We’ll be providing captioning during the hearing thanks to Communication Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, which helped us with sign language interpreters at our first hearing. The captioning will serve deaf people as well as people who have difficulty hearing.

* Watch for us talking about the hearing and the process this Friday on “Triad Today” with Jim Longworth. It airs at 6:30-7 a.m. on ABC-45 and 7:30-8 a.m. on UPN48.

* This week’s progress indicator: So far, local businesses and professionals have donated nearly $1,200 worth of goods and services in support of our second hearing.

* Volunteer of the Week: Commissioner Bob Peters, our resident attorney, has put in countless hours toward helping us make inroads with members of the local legal community whose participation in this process is crucial. Thanks, Bob!

Our upcoming events:

(THIS WEEK!) What happened on and after Nov. 3, 1979?, second Public Hearing, 2-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, N.C. A&T State University.

“Three Chords and the Truth: An Evening of Grassroots Music to Benefit the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, New Garden Friends Meeting, 801 New Garden Road, $25, $15 for students.

What does the past have to do with the present and the future?, final Public Hearing, 2-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, UNCG.

Related upcoming events:

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, War Memorial Auditorium, part of Guilford College’s Bryan Series on “Spirit and Spirituality.”

Latest news coverage:
New York Times coverage, Aug. 23, 2005
Associated Press coverage, Aug. 22, 2005
Allen Johnson column, News & Record, Aug. 21, 2005
New York Times mention, Aug. 21, 2005
Yes! Weekly coverage, Aug. 16, 2005
More Yes! Weekly coverage, Aug. 16, 2005

UBUNTU – “I am what I am because of who we all are.” For a more complete definition, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu

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