Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Ubuntu Weekly #46

While we collect last bits of information and devote countless hours to digesting it, we’re encouraged to hear from more and more community members that they’re eagerly anticipating our final product, which will be released in both printed and multimedia formats.

**A committee of Commissioners and staff met last week on planning that product, brainstorming and reviewing CD-ROMs created by the truth commissions in
Peru and South Africa, and by the Cincinnati Police-Community Relations Collaborative.

**We welcome contributions – both of
ideas for helpful components to include in our multimedia report and of money. The more resources we have to work with, the better able we’ll be to make our work accessible to many different audiences.

**Volunteer of the Week: Lya Wesley Britt, who came to visit Greensboro during our
second public hearing and got pressed into service making the video log notes that are now making it easier to cull key footage for our hearing DVDs and multimedia report. Thanks, Lya!

**This week’s progress indicator: Commissioners will discuss the first complete report chapter draft at their meeting this week. The chapter covers the sequence of events surrounding Nov. 3, 1979, and the preceding incident in China Grove.

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:
Related New York Times editorial, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006
Carolina Peacemaker coverage, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006
More Carolina Peacemaker coverage, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006
Related coverage, Newsweek, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006
Yes! Weekly coverage, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006

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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