Support Gullah/Geechee Sustainability by Attending the Inaugural “Coastal Cultures Conference”!

Sea Island Shoreline

Inaugural Coastal Cultures Conference 

March 8 & 9, 2013

Hunting Island Nature Center

Gullah/Geechee Nation

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The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, Gullah/Geechee Angel Network, Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association, Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Committee of Northeast Florida and the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank are inviting the public to engage in the inaugural “Coastal Cultures Conference” which will be held at the Hunting Island Nature Center on March 8 & 9, 2013.   A host of environmental justice and conservation partners have come together to help launch this event which will examine sustaining the Gullah/Geechee coastal communities in the face of climate change and other environmental and cultural sustainability issues that have impacted the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

Queen Quet Regal

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will personally host this event.  Queen Quet is a TogetherGreen fellow with Toyota & the Audubon.  This event will be the culminating activity in her “Gullah/Geechee SEA & ME” conservation fellowship.

The schedule for this two day conference is:

March 8, 2012

12-1 pm Gullah/Geechee Engagement Luncheon

1-2 pm Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank Presentation

2-2:30 pm Attorney Chandra Taylor of the Southern Environmental Law Center presents “Title VI and Community Equity”

2:30-3 pm South Carolina Coastal Conservation League

3-4 pm Savannah River Site Environmental Justice and Community Resources presented by US EPA

4-5 pm Beach Sweep and Oyster Shell Bagging by conference participants

 

March 9, 2012

12-5 pm Gullah/Geechee Fish Fry by Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association

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12-2 pm Coastal Cultural Connections Circle

2-5 pm Gullah/Geechee Fishing Traditions Interactive Sessions

There is limited space for participation.  In order to register, please contact the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition at GullGeeCo@aol.com.

This two day interactive conference is being sponsored by Joseph P. Riley Center for Livable Communities,  Imani Group, Inc.,

South Carolina Coastal Conservation League, the and the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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