Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Ubuntu Weekly #56

We’re thankful this week to Bennett College for Women, which will house our archives, for agreeing to host the May 25th ceremony at which we’ll deliver our final report to the community (details below). Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.

  • Thanks, too, to the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation and Southern Truth and Reconciliation for organizing “Southern Exposure: A Regional Summit on Racial Violence and Reconciliation,” an educational and inspiring Mississippi conference that brought Commission staff members together with others seeking truth and working for reconciliation around tragic events throughout the South.
  • On the way to Mississippi, Commission staff members, along with GTCRP Local Task Force Representatives, led a workshop for Davidson College student leaders on “Leading in the Face of Resistance.” Young people will have to carry this work forward, so we always appreciate opportunities to share our work with them.
  • Volunteer of the Week: Samantha Hargrove, the community organizer who has agreed to coordinate our recruiting effort for GTRC Report Receivers. Thanks, Samantha!
  • This week’s progress indicator: Representatives from15 organizations working for racial reconciliation across the South learned about and offered insight and encouragement to the GTRC at last weekend’s conference.

Latest news coverage:
Ed Cone blog coverage, Monday, March 20, 2006
Lorraine Ahearn column mention, News & Record, Sunday, March 19, 2006

Our upcoming events:
“Poetry, Truth and Reconciliation,” 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 22, Nussbaum Room, Central Library, 219 N. Church St. Workshop co-sponsored with the
Greensboro Public Library as part of Poetry GSO, led by Jacinta White of the Word project, who will present techniques for using poetry as a means of community healing. For info, e-mail info@greensborotrc.org.

GTRC Closing Ceremony, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2006, Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel,
Bennett College for Women, 900 E. Washington St.

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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