Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Ubuntu Weekly #58

One by one the chapters of our final report are coming together, thanks to the work of staff, volunteers and consultants. We’re looking forward to presenting a collective memory to replace the divergent understandings that help keep us divided.
  • We know it’s not the most convenient time but we do hope you’ll plan to join us at our report release ceremony May 25 (details below), where we’ll democratically deliver our report to the entire community in one fell swoop. Be there to get it firsthand and interpret it for yourself.
  • Speaking of interpreting, we’re looking forward to some creative new interpretations and ideas to come out of our poetry workshop April 22 (details below). Planning to join us? We’d love it if you’d RSVP. E-mail joya@greensborotrc.org.
  • Volunteer of the Week: Rev. Carole Howard, a grassroots Greensboro-based minister, teacher and artist who is lending her gifts, connections and experience to our campaign to recruit GTRC Report Receivers. Thanks, Carole!
  • This week’s progress indicator: Between the Commission and the Greensboro Truth and Community Reconciliation Project, we’re averaging one-two engagements a week with classes and other groups interested in our experience, in general or with specific topics such as truth, reconciliation, justice, forgiveness or history. If you’d like someone to speak to your group, e-mail info@greensborotrc.org.
Latest news coverage:
John Young guest column, News & Record, Sunday, April 2, 2006
Ed Cone blog coverage, Sunday, April 2, 2006
Related Chosen Fast blog coverage, Thursday, March 30, 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 or to RSVP, e-mail joya@greensborotrc.org.

GTRC Report Receivers Gathering, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, Tuscana Cuisine, 709 E. Market St. Meeting to discuss what it means to be a report receiver, including plans for the report release ceremony. For more info, contact our volunteer Receivers coordinator, Samantha Hargrove, at samhargrove@hotmail.com or 336-988-2019.

GTRC Report Release 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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