♦ May 22, 2023
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We STOOD UP for Gullah/Geechee people, self-sufficiency, cultural heritage, and rural lands. We STRENGTHENED the St. Helena Island Cultural Protection Overlay!
We thank you for joining this fight for the soul of our sea islands. Now, we invite you to celebrate a victory by attending.
Community Celebration*FREE TO THE PUBLIC*on Saturday May 27th 11:00 am-3:00 pm at
16 Penn Center Cir W. St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation
When: Arrive anytime between 11-3PM, the celebration will beginat 11:00 AM. Lunch will be served from 12:30-2:30PM, so stop by to a grab a plate of BBQ, fried fish, and local vegetables.
Where: Penn Center Campus.
Food will be served next to the barn. Restrooms are available at Darrah Hall.
11:00-12:00 Mix & Mingle | 12:00-12:30 Short Program featuring
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, as MC
What to bring: Your appetite, lawn chairs, an umbrella & a good attitude! Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for dancing and being outside—there will be a DJ!
What to remember: We are celebrating a big victory– strengthening the CPO–but the fight to protect St. Helena Island and its Gullah/Geechee culture IS NOT OVER YET.
We thank you for your support and hope you will join us for a celebration and a conversation about the future of the island and next steps for the community.
SHOW UP, CELEBRATE, AND STAY VIGILANT!
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