Thursday, December 22, 2005

Ubuntu Weekly #44

Happy Holidays! With special gratitude to all who have lent their time and talents to supporting this work, we send to all a wish for peace in the season and the New Year.

**We won’t send a newsletter next week because our office will be closed. Look for the next edition of Ubuntu Weekly – No. 45 – on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006.

**Thanks to the libraries at
UNCG, N.C. A&T State University and Bennett College for submitting proposals for housing the Commission's archives once our work is complete. We're evaluating the proposals and will make a decision soon.

**Volunteer of the Week: Sue Keith, a recent
Guilford College retiree who was a teacher to many of the Guilford grads who have played such important roles in this process, and who has contributed time transcribing statements for the Commission. Thanks, Sue!

**This week’s progress indicator: Retired Greensboro Police Officer Jim Ballance, despite early public criticism of this truth and reconciliation effort, spent three hours
meeting with Commissioners last week, sharing documents as well as his valuable perspective and recollections.

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. Sponsored by the A&T Departments of Visual and Performing Arts and Journalism and Mass Communication. Contact Sheila Whitley at 334-7211, ext. 3008, whitley@ncat.edu. Free.

Latest news coverage:

Durham Herald Sun coverage, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005
News & Record AP coverage, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005
WXII-12 coverage, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005
Sample of additional AP coverage, Thursday, Dec. 15, 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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