Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Ubuntu Weekly #47

While the city buzzes about the changes happening in the Greensboro Police Department, we’re staying out of the fray and keeping focused on our research of the context, causes, sequence and consequences of Nov. 3, 1979.

  • All interested community members are invited to join us at 10 a.m. next Wednesday, Jan. 25, for a news conference announcing an important new partnership. The news conference will happen in the Holgate Library at Bennett College for Women, located at 900 E. Washington St. (Enter off Washington Street and security officers will direct you to parking.) For more information, e-mail joya@greensborotrc.org.
  • Our six-hour Commission meeting last week featured input from consultants Lisa Magarrell, who’s offered guidance from the start as part of the International Center for Transitional Justice, and Irving Joyner, an NCCU Law professor helping us understand the justice issues linked to Nov. 3, 1979. Big thanks to both.
  • We’re also sending thanks this week to Page High School social studies teacher Daryl Florance for inviting Joya, our communications director, to talk about the Commission’s work with the students of his African American history class. Thanks, too, to every student who became a part of this process by being a part of last week’s spirited dialogue.
  • Volunteer of the Week: Neubia Williams, a UNCG student looking toward law school whose volunteer work has included helping with Commission public events and summarizing statements. Thanks, Neubia!
  • This week’s progress indicator: Dr. Spoma Jovanovich of UNCG, along with student volunteers Christina Sanchez and Kristi Parker, so far has collected 365 newspaper articles helpful to the Commission’s research.

Upcoming event:
Community Announcement/Press Conference, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, Holgate Library,
Bennett College for Women, 900 E. Washington St. (Enter off Washington Street and security officers will direct you to parking.) For more information, e-mail joya@greensborotrc.org.

Related upcoming event:
“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:
News & Record Related Letter-to-the-Editor, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006
Chewie World Order related blog coverage, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006
Pandagon blog coverage, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006
Related News & Record coverage, Jan. 10, 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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