Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Ubuntu Weekly #35

an update from the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission
No. 35 – Oct. 17, 2005
Greetings,

First this week, thanks to the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro for a $3,000 grant, which will help pay for the Community Dialogue for which staff, interns and volunteers are working hard to prepare.


  • While we continue to need volunteer help, we also have a need right now for a temporary, part-time staff research assistant. See our ad this week in the printed Carolina Peacemaker or visit the blog.

  • Volunteer of the Week: Commissioner Cynthia Brown, who counts excellent facilitation skills among her multiple talents, has provided invaluable leadership as co-chair and primary spokeswoman for the Commission – all while juggling her work and other community service that includes helping to resettle Katrina evacuees. Thanks, Cynthia!

  • This week’s progress indicator: To date – thanks to many supportive individuals and foundations – our fundraising revenues total $404,155.13!

Our upcoming events:
GTRC Community Dialogue, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1301 Alamance Church Road. (Registration requested -- email phyllis@greensborotrc.org)

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 Whitfield column, Carolina Peacemaker, Oct. 13, 2005
WUNC (91.5 FM) news feature, Oct. 12, 2005
Matthew Shelton column, Yes! Weekly, Oct. 12, 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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