By Sean Olson, University Relations

The Ashby Dialogue Series will tackle the issues of the Nov. 3, 1979, Klan-Nazi shootings in Greensboro with “What is Truth? What is Reconciliation?,” a discussion with all of the commissioners of the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Nussbaum Room of Greensboro Central Library in downtown Greensboro. The discussion will be moderated by Spoma Jovanovic, assistant professor in UNCG’s Department of Communication.

Panelists will include: Cynthia Brown, a community organizer and former city councilwoman; Pat Clark, executive director of Fellowship of Reconciliation; Muktha Jost, assistant professor in the school of education at NC A&T; Angela Lawrence, community activist in neighborhood development and education; Robert Peters, a retired corporate attorney specializing in arbitration and dispute resolution; the Rev. Mark Sills, executive director of Greensboro’s Faith Action International House; and Barbara Walker, retired manager with Wrangler Corp. and former board president of the Greensboro YMCA.

The event is intended to draw out different community definitions of truth and discuss what reconciliation could look like in Greensboro. The commissioners are expected to prepare a final report detailing the events and aftermath of the Klan-Nazi shootings of 1979 in fall 2005. The Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established to facilitate discussions on the Klan-Nazi shootings of 1979.

The Ashby Dialogue series honors Dr. Warren Ashby, a member of the UNCG faculty from 1949 to 1985.

For more information on this event, contact Spoma Jovanovic in the UNCG Department of Communications at (336) 334-3842.