Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Ubuntu Weekly #30

Ubuntu Weekly
- an update from the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission
No. 30 – September 13, 2005

We’re talking with lots of folk, as we press toward our last public hearing, about what exactly does the past have to do with the present and the future. We’re looking forward to hearing the thoughts of some teenagers who are putting together a roundtable on the topic. Stay tuned for more info.

*Our brainstorm of TRC teaching possibilities has been set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Little Theatre at
Bennett College for Women. All interested educators are invited and encouraged to come hear what their colleagues across the city are doing and to share new ideas.

*Volunteers still needed: Time on your hands? Join our team of volunteer transcribers. Visit our
blog for details and a link to the News & Record’s podcast of our last hearing.

*This week’s progress indicator: Faculty at institutions including
Duke University, N.C. A&T State University, the University of Virginia, Davidson College, Wesleyan University, Grimsley High School, and the law schools at UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. Central, Fordham and Vanderbilt have taught hundreds of students important topics through studying this Commission’s work.

*Volunteer of the Week: Lamar Gibson, a freshman at
Grimsley High School whose contributions at both hearings and in the office over the past months have been greatly appreciated. Thanks, Lamar!

Our upcoming events:
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, Elliott Center Auditorium, UNCG (Free parking will be available in the Walker Avenue Deck).

GTRC Community Dialogue, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 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:
Yes! Weekly mention, Sept. 6, 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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