Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Ubuntu Weekly #43

At our last meeting we solidified a process for completing the enormous task of processing all the information we’re collecting into a cohesive final report. It’s still a bear of a job, but we’re on track to getting it done.

*Also last week, we met with Roland Wayne Wood, the former Klansman and Nazi who was among the shooters on Nov. 3, 1979. We believe his initiative to express regret reflects the potential of this process to lead this community toward healing.

*Holiday Gift Idea: A donation to the Commission in honor of someone on your list can be a great alternative gift. For details, visit our blog.

*Volunteer of the Week: Brynne Kirk, a recent Guilford College grad who was one of our hardest-working and most reliable public event volunteers. Thanks, Brynne!

*This week’s progress indicator: The 150 participants in our Community Dialogue on Nov. 5 brainstormed 66 group recommendations for the Commission’s final report, 102 individual recommendations and 110 current issues related directly or indirectly to Nov. 3, 1979. For details on this data, visit here.

Related upcoming events:
“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. Contact Sheila Whitley at 334-7211, ext. 3008, whitley@ncat.edu. Free.

Latest news coverage:
Jim Buie Blog coverage, Dec. 10, 2005
News & Record editorial mention, Dec. 9, 2005
Related News & Record coverage, Dec. 8, 2005
Yes! Weekly coverage, Dec. 6, 2005
Related Yes! Weekly coverage, Dec. 6, 2005

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