Cum jayn Queen Quet at Sustain Fest at CofC @GullahGeechee

The Sustainability Literacy Institute‘s Annual Kick-Off Event!

Join us for distinguished speakers, music, and a roll-out of our new Sustainability Application Sustain CofC!

Keynote Speakers:

Queen Quet
Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine is a published author, computer scientist, lecturer, mathematician, historian, columnist, preservationist, environmental justice advocate, environmentalist, film consultant, and “The Art-ivist.” She is the founder of the premiere advocacy organization for the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition. Queen Quet was selected, elected, and enstooled by her people to be the first Queen Mother, “head pun de bodee,” and official spokesperson for the Gullah/Geechee Nation. As a result, she is respectfully referred to as “Queen Quet, Chieftess and Head-of-State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation.”

Germaine Jenkins
Chief Farm Officer of Fresh Future Farm

Ms. Germaine Jenkins is co-founder and CFO at Fresh Future Farm Inc. in North Charleston, SC. After graduating from culinary school, she spent years working in the nonprofit arena and then committed herself to training centered around revitalization of marginalized communities. Germaine went on to earn certification in Commercial Urban Agriculture from Growing Power Inc. in 2014. That same year she won the inaugural Feeding Innovation Competition sponsored by SC Community Loan Fund and seed capital to start an urban farm and grocery store in the middle of a residential neighborhood.


Collective Disparity

• African Drumming by Wose of Charleston

We will also be launching our app, SustainCofC!
SustainCofC is a new mobile application designed to increase campus and community engagement, promote intellectual growth, and make resources from the Center for Sustainability more easily accessible. The application will leverage student participation in events, service, surveys, internships, research, and other activities with local community partners to provide a distinctive user experience with exclusive real-world incentives. Come check out the premier mobile application for higher education, and see what all the hype is about!

Food Trucks will accept cash or card, and will have vegan options!

Bring a non-perishable food item for the Cougar Food Pantry!

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