Friday, April 21, 2006

Ubuntu Weekly #60

Some of us are looking forward to this Saturday’s Poetry GSO workshop (details below) as a chance to heal a little from the trauma of November 3, 1979, and its aftermath.

  • Please join us at the workshop, which we believe holds promise for personal and community breakthroughs. To RSVP or ask questions, e-mail or call 275-5953.
  • While we remain focused on completing our fundraising, recruiting GTRC Report Receivers and planning our Report Release Ceremony, Commissioners – in yet another daylong meeting and daily via e-mail – are hanging with the painstaking work of discerning their collective “truth.”
  • Volunteer of the Week: Eric Whitaker, a recent history graduate of N.C. A&T State University who is connecting with student groups to create a campus pool of Receivers who will use our report for future social justice learning and work. Thanks, Eric!
  • This week’s progress indicator: National groups also are agreeing to be GTRC Report Receivers. So far we have agreement forms from the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation and the Andrus Family Fund, our largest funder.
Latest news coverage:
Elizabeth Wheaton guest column, News & Record, Sunday, April 16, 2006
Ed Cone blog coverage, Sunday, April 16, 2006
Yes! Weekly coverage, Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Yes! Weekly mention, Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Carolina Peacemaker coverage, Thursday, March 30, 2006

Our upcoming events:
(THIS WEEK!) “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

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 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.

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