Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition & Penn Center Heritage Days Presents a “Landowners, Farmers & Heirs Property Workshop”

Heritage Days Celebration 2014

Landowners, Farmers & Heirs Property Workshop

Friday, November 7, 2014

9 am to 1 pm

Frissell Community House at Penn Center, Inc.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive

St. Helena Island, SC 29920

 Sea Island Shoreline

9-9:30 am                      Registration

9:30-9:35 am                 Welcome Address by Walter Mack of Penn Center Land Use Program

9:35-9:45 am                 “Legacy of Land on the Sea Islands” and Introduction of Speakers by Queen Quet, Founder, Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (

9:45-10:00 am               State Conservationist Jack Lewis of South Carolina Natural Resources & Conservation Services (NRCS)

10:00-10:15 am            County Executive Director William Koger of Farm Services Agencies (FSA)

10:15-10:30 am            District Conservationist Diane M. Leone of USDA-NRCS for Beaufort & Jasper Counties

10:30-11 am                  Q & A moderated by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (


11-11:15 am                  Break


11:15-11:45 am            “Heirs Property Overview” by Attorney Willie Heyward of the Heirs Property Law Center

11:45 am-Noon            Q & A moderated by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (

African American Heirs Property

Noon-1:00 pm               “Heirs Property In African American Communities” Book Signing and Lunch

 FREE Registration for all!  Call (843) 838-2432 or email to register in advance.



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