UPCOMING PROGRAMS

 
FREE GULLAH GEECHEE FILM FESTIVAL                        September 25, 2018 | 7  pm  – 9 pm Washington D.C.

Join us at BloomBars for a free screening of classic, documentary films that showcase the history, power and strength of Gullah Geechee culture. Click 2018 GULLAH GEECHEE FILM FESTIVAL to get a listing of more film festival dates and film descriptions.

 
“RED RICE DAY”                 September 29, 2018 | 1 pm      Charleston, South Carolina
Join us at this year’s MOJA Arts Festival for “Red Rice Day”: a free celebration of the most cherished dish in Gullah Geechee culture. Conceived by Charlestonian K.J. Kearney, the afternoon will feature stimulating discussions about Gullah Geechee culture and history as well as a tasting of red rice prepared by Chef Charlotte Jenkins.
TRACING YOUR GULLAH GEECHEE ROOTS                              October 6, 2018 | 1 pm                               St. Helena Island, South Carolina

Join us at the St. Helena branch library for our free, genealogy workshops that will help you connect to your Gullah Geechee roots in Corridor — and the communities where your family lived.  Click 2018 TRACING YOUR GULLAH GEECHEE ROOTS for a full list of 2018 sessions.      Register today by calling us at 843.818.4587 or sending a RSVP to info@gullahgeecheecorridor.org.

RICEBORO RICEFEST  November 10, 2018 | 11 am            Riceboro, Georgia
Join us at RiceFest as we screen “The Language You Cry In” and share the history of how tidal rice cultivation ties the Gullah Geechee directly to ancestors in Senegal, Sierra Leone and Liberia. There will also be an exhibit of traditional textiles and prints to showcase the similarities and differences between these three, great, African nations.
“GROWING UP GULLAH”        December 8, 2018 | 2 pm                      Johns Island, South Carolina

Join us for an afternoon with Reverend DeMett E. Jenkins at the Johns Island Region Library as she shares stories and her experiences growing up a Gullah girl, including traditions, foods and spirituals passed down for generations. Program presented by the Charleston County Public Library and the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

 

INTERNATIONAL GULLAH GEECHEE AND AFRICAN DIASPORA CONFERENCE        March 7 – 9, 2018                                    Coastal Carolina University              Conway, South Carolina

The inaugural International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Conference will explore the theme “Tracing the African Diaspora: Places of Suffering, Resilience and Reinvention.” We will bring together academics and practitioners from interdisciplinary areas of study, who offer their ground-breaking contributions in the form of scholarly papers, films, performances and spoken poetry.

GULLAH GEECHEE RESEARCH CONSORTIUM    October 12, 2018 | 12:30-1:30 pm        Free Videoconference

Join us for “Gullah Geechee Summer School” a free, webinar series that will introduce you to Gullah Geechee history and culture. We will examine their origins and early development in the Low County; their quest for freedom, equality, education and recognition; their connection with the land; traditional and contemporary cultural and spiritual expressions; and the unique Gullah Geechee language.  This course will repeat again in Summer 2019.

PRESERVING YOUR HEIRS PROPERTY                                            October 18, 2018 |  Noon – 1 pm Videoconference

The Commission and the Center for Heirs’ Property are partnering to provide a free nationwide, teleconference on a critical land ownership issue facing the Gullah Geechee community and their ancestral property in the Corridor: protecting and preserving heirs’ property in South Carolina.  Click 2018 SOUTH CAROLINA HEIRS PROPERTY CONFERENCE CALLS for a schedule of 2018 conference calls. To register, send an e-mail to info@gullahgeecheecorridor.org or 843.818.4587.

SACRED SPACES: PRESERVING BURIAL GROUNDS                                               October 21, 2018 | 12:30 -1:30 pm      Free Videoconference

Join us for a free, series of conference calls as we bring together local, state and national preservation groups to share information on your work to preserve local cemeteries and to learn how to use them to share culture and tradition. To join, send an e-mail to info@gullahgeecheecorridor.org or 843.818.4587.

QUARTERLY COMMISSION  PUBLIC MEETINGS 

The next public meeting of the Commission will be held in Georgia in November 2018.  Members of the public are encouraged to participate and share issues and projects that concern the Gullah Geechee people and the Corridor.  To learn more and to request time on the agenda, call 843.818.4587.

GULLAH GEECHEE SUMMER SCHOOL       Returning Summer 2019

Join us for a free, webinar series that will introduce you to Gullah Geechee history and culture. We will examine their origins and early development in the Low County; their quest for freedom, equality, education and recognition; their connection with the land; traditional and contemporary cultural and spiritual expressions; and the unique Gullah Geechee language.

2018 WATCH NIGHT AND EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION COMMEMORATION

The Commission invites your church, community group, public library or  cultural institution to participate in the 156th anniversary of January 1, 1863: the day when enslaved people in the Low Country began to emerge from bondage as a result of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Request additional information by e-mail at info@gullahgeecheecorridor.org, learn more now with our WATCH NIGHT GUIDE  and SIGN UP to participate.

Post Office Box 1007
Johns Island, SC 29457-1007
(843) 818-4587
info@gullahgeecheecorridor.org