Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Ubuntu Weekly #41

Ubuntu Weekly
- an update from the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission
No. 41 – Nov. 29, 2005

This week we offer thanks to the Ervin Lee Brisbon Fund for a $6,000 grant supporting our work toward a better future for all of Greensboro. The fund honors the late community activist and his legacy of advocating for African American children.

*We’re also sending thanks down East Market Street – to the
News & Record’s editorial writers for counting us among the city’s blessings, and to N.C. A&T State University for the chance to participate in and learn from events tonight and in February (see below). Joya, our communications director, will moderate tonight; Jill, our executive director, will do so in February. Both events are part of A&T’s multi-year project, “The American South Meets South Africa.”

*Except for a few holes we’d love more volunteer help filling, we’ve compiled all the transcripts (and links to the podcasts) from our three public hearings in one place. Check ’em out.

*Volunteer of the Week: Kendra Dalton, visiting us from Pulaski, Va., for helping with our fundraising mailing last week and for general office assistance. Thanks, Kendra!

*This week’s progress indicator: We sent more than 600 letters to individuals and congregations seeking the remaining funds we need to publish printed and multimedia versions of our final report. (To make a donation, click

Related upcoming events:
(TONIGHT) “My Life Under Apartheid,” panel discussion, video presentation and performance by the E. Gwynn Dancers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, Merrick Auditorium, N.C. A&T State University. Contact Sheila Whitley at 334-7211, ext. 3008,

“Healing Via Truth and Reconciliation,” panel discussion and video presentation, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, New Classroom Building, N.C. A&T State University. Part of “The American South Meets South Africa” project. Contact Sheila Whitley at 334-7211, ext. 3008,

Latest news coverage:
News & Record coverage, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005
Related News & Record editorial, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005
Related Thinking Out Loud blog coverage, Friday, Nov. 26, 2005
Related Triad Business Journal coverage, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2005
Related Miami Herald coverage, Friday, Nov. 25, 2005
News & Record editorial mention, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005

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