Coastal Cultures Conference 2015: De Wata da We: Gullah/Geechee Sustainability
The 2015 Coastal Cultures Conference: De Wata da We: Gullah/Geechee Sustainability will focus on the sustainability of Sea Island waterways and the Gullah/Geechee waterway traditions. Sessions will include seafood safety and human health, Gullah/Geechee traditional fishing methods and environmental impacts, oysters as a keystone of the environment, and spirituality, creativity, and the sea. The day will include a Gullah/Geechee fish fry and oyster reef restoration activities.
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Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 11 am to 5 pm
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11-11:30 am Conference Check-In
Noon-1 pm Cultural Heritage and Climate Change by Queen Quet
& Representative Glenda Simmons-Jenkins
1-1:30 pm Coastal Climate Change Impacts and Impacts on Tangible and Intangibles of Cultural Heritage by Erika Spanger-Siegfried of the Union of Concerned Scientists
1-2 pm Sustaining Gullah/Geechee Fishing Traditions & Human Health presentations by Dr. Jamelle Ellis of MUSC’s Department of Public Health Sciences and Jolvan Terez Morris, Ph. D. LMRCSC Postdoctoral Fellow at Savannah State University
2-2:15 pm Conserving Our Coast by Joy Brown of the Nature Conservancy
2:45-3 pm Break
3-3:45 pm De Gullah/Geechee Community & Sustainability Cultural Collaboration Circle
4-4:45 pm Oyster Shell Bagging for Oyster Reef Rebuild (Bring something to change into or put on over your other clothes for this.)
For more information email GullGeeCo@aol.com or call (843) 838-1171.
Sponsored by the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network,
Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank, Gullah Roots Productions, and NuHealth Concepts.
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