Thursday, September 22, 2005

Ubuntu Weekly #31

Ubuntu Weekly
- an update from the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission
No. 31 – September 20, 2005

We’re 10 days and counting from our third and final public hearing, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at UNCG. Although recordings will be available as with our first and second hearings, we encourage all who can to be a part of history by being part of the audience.

  • Save the date: All community members with ideas to share about how to heal lingering issues related to 1979 are encouraged to spend Saturday, Nov. 5, at our Community Dialogue, sharing ideas with the Commission and making connections with other interested people. The planning committee began work this month on crafting a meaningful and productive event. Stay tuned for more details. To sign up, e-mail

  • Archivist needed: Please visit our blog for information about this temporary position.

  • Volunteer of the Week: Robin Kirk and Catherine Admay of the Duke Human Rights Initiative and Irv Joyner of NCCU, attorneys and faculty members coordinating students receiving service-learning or pro bono credit for their valuable assistance with the Commission’s research. Thanks, Robin, Catherine and Irv!

  • This week’s progress indicator: A total of 58 people, including the seven commissioners, so far have volunteered their time in service of the Commission’s research activities.

Our upcoming events:
Teaching Through the TRC, brainstorm session for all educators, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, Little Theatre, Bennett College for Women, 900 E. Washington St.

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:
Ed Cone column, News & Record, Sept. 18, 2005
Ed Whitfield column, Carolina Peacemaker, Sept. 15, 2005

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