Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Ubuntu Weekly #50

Thanks this week to GTCRP Local Task Force member Eileen Curry for procuring some encouragement for us from “Brother to a Dragonfly” author and activist Will Campbell. In his response to her letter, he writes that he’s convinced this Commission “is bearing and will continue to bear important fruit.”


· Among our fruits are lessons being learned by students, including some of Dr. Renee Romano’s history students at Wesleyan University. In groups, they provided the Commission insight on how Greensboro could commemorate the events of Nov. 3, 1979. A course syllabus and the group papers are posted on our blog.

· Our research continues and we continue to seek answers from the
Greensboro Police Department. Thanks to interim Chief Tim Bellamy for meeting with us and committing to deliver documents promised last summer. Read more on our blog.

· Volunteer of the Week: Nicky Smith, president and CEO of
Carolinanet managed server and colocation services, which has donated our Web space and e-mail, both of which have been reliable and trouble-free. Thanks, Nicky!

· This week’s progress indicator: Of the approximately 40 binders of documents promised to the Commission by the
Greensboro Police Department, we’ve so far received 13.
Latest news coverage:
Sojourners Magazine coverage, February 2006
The Inside Scoop blog mention, Feb. 6, 2006
Ed Cone blog mention, Monday, Feb. 6, 2006
Ed Cone column mention, News & Record , Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006
Ed Cone blog coverage, Friday, Feb. 3, 2006
Related Guilford College news, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006
Related News & Record coverage, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006

Related upcoming events:
(THIS WEEK!) “Oh Freedom Over Me” Opening Reception and Discussion, 6p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9,
Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St, Charlotte, N.C. (Reservations requested – call 704.333.1887 ext. 501.) Panel discussion, beginning at 7 p.m., with panelists including GTRC Executive Director Jill Williams speaking about how the Greensboro TRC process relates to the struggle for democracy in South Africa and the civil rights movement in the United States.

Call for Dialogue Workshop, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, Vance Chavis Library, 900 S. Benbow Road, Workshop designed to explore the concept of dialogue and how to apply it to current issues including the truth and reconciliation process. Sponsored by the Call for Dialogue Project (funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro). For info, e-mail Dialogue@uncg.edu.

“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.

Call for Dialogue Workshop, 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, Central Library, 219 N. Church St. Workshop designed to explore the concept of dialogue and how to apply it to current issues including the truth and reconciliation process. Sponsored by the Call for Dialogue Project (funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro). For info, e-mail Dialogue@uncg.edu.

Call for Dialogue Workshop, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, Glenwood Library, 1901 W. Florida St. Workshop designed to explore the concept of dialogue and how to apply it to current issues including the truth and reconciliation process. Sponsored by the Call for Dialogue Project (funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro). For info, e-mail Dialogue@uncg.edu.

Call for Dialogue Workshop, 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday, March 5, Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch, 1420 Price Park Road. Workshop designed to explore the concept of dialogue and how to apply it to current issues including the truth and reconciliation process. Sponsored by the Call for Dialogue Project (funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro). For info, e-mail Dialogue@uncg.edu.

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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