Queen Quet (Marquetta L. Goodwine) Chieftess and Head of State of the Gullah Geechee Nation is visiting Guilford College this week to lead an educational series called Journey into Blackness that discusses the Gullah Geechee experience, with the troupe, “De Gullah Cunneckshun.” For the last two years,Guilford College first year Bonner Scholars have spent a week in the Low Country of South Carolina learning about the history of the Gulllah/Geechee and how they continue to preserve their rich culture. Queen Quet and family has been a gracious hosts and teachers on our two visits.
We are pleased and honored to have her on our campus for the week, please support these events.
Events are: Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., documentary “Uprooted,” with viewing, discussion, Q&A, and book/CD signing, Bryan Auditorium; Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., histo-musical lecture, Bryan Auditorium; Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m.,conversation with Queen Quet, Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center; and Friday, 3-6 p.m., closing celebration, Bryan Auditorium.
Goodwine, who is the founder of the Gullah Geechee SeaIsland Coalition, is sponsored by Africana Community and the Bonner Center. Call Jada Drew at 316-2473 for more information. The Gullah Geechee are African Americans who live in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina and Georgia,which includes both the coastal plain and the Sea Islands.
The Bonner Center and Project Community held its Community Service Institute on Saturday September 24th. The CSI is a way for us to dig deeper into the issues connected to our service and the community. Between 50 -60 students, faculty and staff participated in lively, informative and inspiring discussions, workshops and panels.
Here’s what you missed:
- Poverty in America: Why Can’t We Pull Ourselves Up By the Boot Straps?
- A Silenced Reality: Domestic Violence in the lives of Undocumented Citizens)
- Fighting Ableism: An Intro to Creating Collective Access
John St. Louis
- What are you Buying into: Culture of Consumerism & Capitalism
Alyzza May and Cherrell Brown
Keynote Speaker Amy Lytle ‘96
- Black Biblical Interpretation, Sexual Oppression, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS
- You are What you Eat: Food Insecurity & Health Issues)
Kat Saladi, Tinece Holman, Chesapeake First
- Getting messy with Art Education!
- Panel Discussion: Prison to School pipeline: Is it real?
The disturbing phenomenon called the school-to-prison pipelineis the collection of education and public safety policies and practices
that push our nation’s schoolchildren out of the classroom and into the streets, the
juvenile justice system, or the criminal justice system.
Barabara Lawrence, Katie Yow ’08, Sherry Giles, and Jay Evans ‘06
Facilitator: James Shields
- Closing Thoughts:
- Justin Bradley- Unity Hoops