International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Conference
Feb. 24 - 26, 2022
IGGAD 2022: Who Owns This? Communities, Heritage, and Preservation
Thursday, Feb. 24 - Saturday, February 26, 2022
Hybrid + Conway, SC
Friday: Scholar Seminar and Workshops
Saturday: Community Day and Workshops in Downtown Conway
The Joyner Institute for Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Studies at Coastal Carolina University is pleased to host its third International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Conference, themed Who Owns This? Communities, Heritage, and Preservation. This hybrid conference will take place at Coastal Carolina University and online over February 24 - 26. The conference will bring together scholars, archivists, community practitioners, performers, and artists to explore inclusive projects and challenges that seek to break the cycle of exploitation and commodification in cultural, historical, and preservation work across the Gullah Geechee Corridor and global African Diaspora.
This year, our event will center around interactive workshops and discussions, as well as posters, project presentations, and creative work. Community practitioners and participation are at the heart of the conference, and so the Saturday programming will take place in the historic downtown Conway, South Carolina. The day will combine performances and film screenings with public-facing workshops and short presentations.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Alli Crandell, Interim Director of the Joyner Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Presentation and Event Schedule
- Gullah Geechee Day Website
- Hotel and Registration Information (Virtual and In-Person)
- Support our Conference: IGGAD2022 Sponsorship Letter or Give Online
Learn more about the Conference
The IGAAD Committee is grateful for the following sponsors:
Diamond Sponsors ($10,000+)
Platinum Sponsors ($5,000+)
Teal Sponsors ($2,000+)
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation
South Carolina Humanities
Gullah Preservation Society
Premium Sponsors ($1,000+)
Department of Music
Coastal Carolina University
Horry County Museum
City of Conway
Horry County Memorial Library
Waccamaw National Wildlife Foundation
If you are interested in supporting the 2022 conference, please reach out to Alli Crandell. We do accept material donations and in-kind services, alongside monetary contributions.
The Burroughs Fund for Southern Studies | Magnolia Plantation and Gardens | Marjorie McIver | SC Sea Grant Consortium | Friendship Missionary Baptist Church | The Village Group | Digital Culture and Design and the Edwards Digital Commons | Office of Diversity and Inclusion | South Carolina Humanities (Major Hometown Humanities Grant) | Horry County Higher Education Commission | Cultural Arts, Coastal Carolina University
Press Coverage of Previous IGGAD Conferences
- Coastal Now Feature
- Charleston Chronicle: CCU’s Joyner Institute expands collaboration with Georgetown County community
- Natalie Daise Interview on her performance of Harriet Tubman
- Cherette Jupiter, Vendor at Gullah Geechee Community Day Market
- SCETV: Coverage of Repatriation Event on Palmetto Scene
- Charleston Chronicle: Gullah Geechee Conference offers opportunities...