Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Conferences 2018

Millions of visitors come to the Gullah/Geechee Nation‘s coast annually seeking to get a look at the natives, hear the Gullah/Geechee language spoken, and to get a taste of the food!  Millions also come through and to the Sea Islands and Lowcountry from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL without ever realizing that they are within the boundaries of a region wherein there is a unique culture that has been recognized internationally.  Many of them are shocked and intrigued to learn of the existence of the Gullah/Geechee people and they take time to seek out information on the people through websites and books that are many times written inaccurately by non-Gullah/Geechee people.  So, in order to help people learn more about the continuing legacy of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, several conferences take place annually.

During Black History Month, the conferences are offering early bird registration discounts.  These are wonderful opportunities engage in interactive activities and dialogues with people that live the Gullah/Geechee culture and learn first hand how they continue to keep their cultural heritage alive.  You can also learn how you can be an active part of assisting in that process.  The Gullah/Geechees encourage hunnuh fa jayn we fa yeddi who webe frum we!

• The Black Folks Land Legacy Conference which is held on historic St. Helena Island, SC allows visitors to engage in supporting the historic sites and Gullah/Geechee businesses on this island which is still 90-95% Gullah/Geechee owned.  The conference luncheon is a traditional Gullah/Geechee meal.  To register go to

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-folks-land-legacy-conference-2018-gullahgeechee-to-seminole-transnational-identity-tickets-41537819737

Black Folks Land Legacy Conference 2018

 

• The Coastal Cultures Conference is in its sixth year.  This annual conference which will be held on historic St. Helena Island, SC is hosted and presented by the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank.  The Gullah/Geechee people are a group that is being turned to from people around the world for advice on resilience and adaptation due to the fact that in spite of hurricanes, storm surge, sea level rise, drought, and numerous other climate change effects, the Gullah/Geechee Nation still exist and their cultural heritage continues to be sustained.  To come be a part of a day filled with Gullah/Geechee activities, cuisine, and intellectual dialogue about the environment and how to keep cultural heritage alive within it.  Register here at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coastal-cultures-conference-2018-emergency-preparedness-and-cultural-continuation-in-coastal-tickets-41538499771

Coastal Cultures Conference 2018

• Come out to the inaugural “Realities of Reconstruction Conference” in Beaufort, SC!  Beaufort County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation is the location of the multi-site Reconstruction Era National Monument.  This conference will allow the participants to see several of the sites associated with Reconstruction from the perspective of the Gullah/Geechee people.  The site of the conference presentations will be the new Mather School Museum and Interpretive Center.  The weekend will begin with a tour at that site and around Beaufort and the weekend will culminate with a tribute at 3 pm at the Harriet Tubman Bridge on the Combahee River.  To register go to

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/realities-of-reconstruction-conference-tickets-41538624143

Realities of Reconstruction Conference

 

Disya gwine hep hunnuh fa kno who webe.  So, cum fa jayn de Gullah/Geechee and yeddi frum we!

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5 Comments

  1. gloria freeman

    When will you be doing anything near or in Johns Island, SC. ?

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    • We do a number of events in Charleston County throughout the year. Our partners will have a celebration of the work we are doing with the Sea Island Families Project there in April and that will be posted. The major event in Charleston is always the “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival http://www.GullahGeechee.info.

      We also support the Sea Island Festival on Johns Island each September, but we are not a part of organizing it.

  2. We do a number of events in Charleston County throughout the year. Our partners will have a celebration of the work we are doing with the Sea Island Families Project there in April and that will be posted. The major event in Charleston is always the “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival http://www.GullahGeechee.info.

    We also support the Sea Island Festival on Johns Island each September, but we are not a part of organizing it.

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