Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Ubuntu Weekly #59

Forty-four days before its release, the report is drafted, much has been redrafted and we’ve had to add a daylong meeting to the schedule for hashing out more details. The heat is on!

  • We offer thanks this week to our friends at New Garden Friends Meeting for once again providing a comfortable room and warm hospitality for a two-day retreat we had last week.
  • Volunteer of the Week: Wanda Mobley, executive assistant to the vice president for institutional advancement at Bennett College for Women, who’s lending her invaluable expertise, assistance and resources to the planning committee for our Report Release Ceremony on May 25 (details below). Thanks, Wanda!
  • This week’s progress indicator: More than a hundred community groups have been approached about becoming GTRC Report Receivers. The diverse organizations that have agreed so far include the Greensboro Public Library and Muhammad Mosque No. 92.

Latest news coverage:
Ed Whitfield Counterpoint column, News & Record, Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Jim Capo blog commentary, Sunday, April 9, 2006
Ed Cone blog coverage, April 9, 2006
Off the Record blog coverage, Saturday, April 8, 2006
Thinking Out Loud blog coverage, Saturday, April 8, 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. To become a Receiver, contact our volunteer 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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