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The Gullah Experience

$2,015
44%
Raised toward our $4,500 Goal
22 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 02, at 12:00 AM MDT
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The Gullah Experience

The Gullah Experience project has closed, but you can still make a gift to the program today! Please visit our website, select "Other" in the designation field, and type "Gullah Experience CF" as the designation. 

We Glad Fuh Oona See You!

The Gullah Experience Course, offered by the Africana Studies Department at MSU Denver, is a unique opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the rich history and culture of the Gullah people by traveling to the Sea Islands for one week this semester, November 8-15. Our journey will include a symposium at the historic Penn Center on St. Helena Island, South Carolina which was the first school for African Americans; tours of islands that were and are home to the Gullah people including Sapelo, St. Simons, and Ossabaw Islands in Georgia; and discussions throughout the week with Gullah community leaders to address the growing issues of land retentions in the wake of wide-scale gentrification that threatens this vital space of our American history.

We will be updating our site on Tuesday and Friday with our “Gullah Guide” where we will provide information, photos, and stories about the history and culture of the Gullah people. Stay tuned to learn what our students are learning in the classroom!

All donations will go directly toward supporting the travel, housing, and activities students will experience while in South Carolina and Georgia. 

Thanks for your support,

The Gullah Experience Students Korpo Kendee

Malaya King

Matthew McLean

Charli Morris

Abdul Ndiaye

Clarence Parchman

Sitina Sado

Charlene West

Dr. Judith Strathearn, Instructor

 

 

Levels
Choose a giving level

$20

Meal Costs

A gift of $20 will provide one meal for our students while traveling. Each dollar helps and will be used to defray expenses throughout the trip. Those giving at this level will receive a photo and thank you letter from our class.

$30

Symposium Admission

A donation of $30 will cover one student admission to the symposium at the Penn Center or one student tour and lunch while on Ossabaw Island or Sapelo Island. Those giving at this level will receive a photo and thank you letter from our class.

$50

Baggage Fees

Your $50 gift could cover one student’s baggage fees or two ferry tickets to Sapelo Island or three student meals. Those giving at this level will receive a photo and thank you letter from our class.

$100

Transportation Costs

We will be traveling between sites, and your contribution would help to pay for the bus and driver/guide. Those giving at this level will receive a thank you letter from our class and a video of our trip.

$500

Housing Costs

A donation of $500 would pay one student’s housing for the entire week at both of our locations at the Penn Center and Darien, GA. Those giving at this level will receive a thank you letter from a student, a video of our trip and a special gift from the Sea Islands.

$1,000

Sponsor a Student

A gift of $1000 would sponsor one student’s entire trip! This is a large donation, but the impact of such a generous gift would make a massive difference to our students. Those giving at this level will receive a thank you letter from a student, a video of our trip, and a special gift from the Sea Islands.