Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Ubuntu Weekly #57

With the date set, we’re now planning the details of our closing ceremony on May 25 – 58 days from today – at the same time that we continue working to complete our report in time.
  • Community reconciliation in Greensboro is going to require a lot of work by a lot of groups, which we’re now beginning to identify. All groups interested in standing for truth and reconciliation by becoming GTRC Report Receivers can click here for the invitation and agreement form. For more information, contact our volunteer Receivers coordinator, Samantha Hargrove, at samhargrove@hotmail.com or 336-988-2019.
  • Volunteer of the Week: Steve Swanson, a legal scholar who worked through the International Center for Transitional Justice to complete a fact memo for our final report on First Amendment questions inherent in our work. Thanks, Steve!
  • This week’s progress indicator: So far, nine colleges and universities have expressed interest in purchasing our public hearings DVDs as a research and teaching tool. Click here for more information on how to order this collection.

Latest news coverage:
UNCG Carolinian mention, Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Mississippi Public Broadcasting coverage, Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Poverty & Race newsletter coverage, January/February 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 Report Receivers Gathering, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, Tuscana Cuisine, 709 E. Market St. Meeting to begin making plans for continuing community reconciliation work. For more info, contact our volunteer Receivers coordinator, Samantha Hargrove, at samhargrove@hotmail.com or 336-988-2019.

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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