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

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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