Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Ubuntu Weekly #28

Ubuntu Weekly
- an update from the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission
No. 28 – August 30, 2005

Greetings,
We’re beginning to process what we heard Friday and Saturday at our second public hearing. We urge all interested people to go beyond the filtered information available in media reports and listen for themselves to all the statements made and make their own analyses of the many contradictions.

**With our focus returned to fundraising, we urge you to support
“Three Chords and the Truth: An Evening of Grassroots Music to Benefit the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” this Thursday, Sept. 1. Tickets will be available at the door, and we’ve reduced the student price to $7 in hopes of opening the door to more young folk.

**Audio files of
the second hearing speakers will once again be available thanks to Ed Whitfield, who recorded them, and the News & Record, which will post them on its site, as it did with our first hearing.

**
Summaries of the statements we received from prosecutors in the state murder trial are now posted on our blog. Check them out.

**This week’s progress indicator: More than 500 people attended our second public hearing – up more than 100 from attendance at our first hearing.

**Volunteer of the Week: Scott Pryor, our former consultant who started this work even before the Commission was born. In the last days before he moves to Atlanta to pursue his music career, he’s working hard to make our
Si Kahn fundraiser a success. Thanks, Scott!

Our upcoming events:
(THIS WEEK!) “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, $7 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, Elliot Center Auditorium, UNCG (Free parking will be available in the Walker Avenue Deck).

GTRC Community Dialogue, Saturday, Nov. 5,
Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1301 Alamance Church Road.

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.” (SOLD OUT)

Latest news coverage:
News & Record editorial, Aug. 30, 2005
Chewie Blog coverage, Aug. 29, 2005
Ed Cone Blog coverage, Aug. 29, 2005
WFDD coverage, Aug. 29, 2005
WUNC State of Things coverage, Aug. 29, 2005
Greensboro Troublemaker Blog coverage, Aug. 28, 2005
Associated Press coverage, Aug. 27, 2005
News & Record coverage, Aug. 27, 2005
News & Record coverage, Aug. 26, 2005
WFMY-News 2 coverage, Aug. 26, 2005
Afrique Kilimanjaro editorial, Carolina Peacemaker, Aug. 25, 2005
News & Record coverage, Aug. 25, 2005
Yes! Weekly editorial, Aug. 24, 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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