Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival 2014!
Gullah/Geechee Heritage and Cultural Continuation at Gullah/Geechee Seafood Celebration!
As the Gullah/Geechee Nation concludes the commemoration of “Middle Passage Month,” the leaders now prepare for a month of celebration. October marks the second “Gullah/Geechee Heritage Awareness Month.” As the Gullah/Geechee proverbs states, “De Wata Bring We,” so what greater way to celebrate the living traditions of the Gullah/Geechee heritage than at a day on the water way in celebration of the sea work traditions that are being continued through the Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association!
To that end, the Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association (www.gullahgeecheefishingassociation.com) and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) will host the
3rd “Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival”
at the Hunting Island Nature Center (at the foot of the Fripp Island Bridge)
Saturday, October 25, 2014, from Noon to 6 pm
Admission is FREE. Dinners are $10 per plate. Parking at Hunting Island is $5 per car which allows access to the beach also.
The event will go on rain or shine.
This year the “Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival” highlights:
A presentation by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) who is a founding member and officer of the Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association
Art at the Beach with St. Helena Island native, painter Saundra Renee Smith
A Soulful Touch Wellness healing massages and herb teas
Naturally Geechee body products
Gullah/Geechee fishing tradition demonstrations including crab trap and cast net making and casting
Gullah/Geechee cuisine will be served throughout the day
There will be a screening of the film, “Come Hell or High Water” which shows a community in Mississippi that is faced with the same types of issues of displacement as those that the Gullah/Geechee Nation has fought.
The “Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival” at the Hunting Island Nature Center’s Paradise Pier allows for intergenerational interactive activities all day. So, supporters are encouraged to bring out their fishing and crabbing gear. Walking tours of the beach and marsh way and the interpretive center at the pier will go on throughout the day as well. For information, email GullGeeCo@aol.com, call (843) 838-1171 or (843) 838-7437 or go to www.gullahgeecheenation.com.
Ef hunnuh wan kno mo bout who webe, den cum nyam pun sum ting frum de sea!
Bring your family to join in this celebration with the Gullah/Geechee!
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