Ubuntu Weekly #37
- an update from the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission
No. 37 – Nov. 1, 2005Greetings,
This week, Greensboro marks the 26th anniversary of the Nov. 3, 1979, tragedy. We offer thanks to all community members taking part in our historic work of learning from what transpired in order to transform our city. There’s still time to join in by registering for this Saturday’s Community Dialogue.
- Special thanks to the Greensboro Human Relations Commission for agreeing to play a role in our Community Dialogue, and to receive and use the information, ideas and recommendations it will generate.
- Mount Zion Baptist Church, one of the largest in Greensboro, is easy to find. Here is a map. For those taking public transportation, the GTA’s No. 4 and No. 13 buses will take you there. Let us know if you’d like one of the free day passes our GTA has provided.
- Since we’re asking people to devote all day to dialoguing, we’re springing for lunch. Reserve your space (and your meal) now. Participation is limited to 200 people.
- We’ve once again hired Kimber Guard and Patrol, which will provide security, in cooperation with the Greensboro Police Department. Bags larger than a woman’s purse will not be allowed into the event.
- Volunteers of the Week: We’re expecting a productive Dialogue largely because of the expertise of the 24 facilitators who have agreed to help guide our large- and small-group discussion. Thanks, facilitators!
- This week’s progress indicator: So far, 109 people have signed up for the Dialogue.
Our upcoming events:
(THIS WEEK!) GTRC Community Dialogue, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1301 Alamance Church Road. Registration requested, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 275-6462.
Related upcoming events:
Free public lecture by Episcopal theologian and author Michael Battle, “The Church Enslaved: A Spirituality of Racial Reconciliation," 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, New Garden Friends Meeting. (Sponsored by Guilford College.)
Informal Commemorative Gathering, 11:23 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, Maplewood Cemetery, followed by lunch at the Beloved Community Center, 617 Arlington St., 230-0001. (Sponsored by Nov. 3 survivors and the Beloved Community Center.)
Spiritual Reflection/Community Discussion Potluck, 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, Beloved Community Center, 617 Arlington St., 230-0001. (Sponsored by Nov. 3 survivors and the Beloved Community Center.)
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)
Healing Ceremony, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, for those connected with the 1979 tragedy and for all others affected by it, led by Lenore Norrgard, Circle of the Living Earth, and Myron Eshowsky, Windsor Community Center, 1601 E. Lee St. For information, 379-7342 or email@example.com. (Sponsored by Nov. 3 survivors and the Beloved Community Center.)
Latest news coverage:
Mother Jones Magazine coverage, November/December 2005
The Editor’s Log blog coverage, Oct. 29, 2005
Chewie World Order blog coverage, Oct. 28, 2005
More Chewie World Order blog coverage, Nov. 1, 2005
Greensboro Troublemaker blog coverage, Oct. 28, 2005
Ed Whitfield column, Carolina Peacemaker, Oct. 27, 2005
Ed Cone blog coverage, Oct. 24, 2005
More Ed Cone blog coverage, Oct. 20, 2005
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