Friday, March 15th, 2019
Neighborhood Summit Kick-off Dinner Cintas Center, 6 pm
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The Community Building Institute and Invest In Neighborhoods invite you to join us for the 2019 Neighborhood Summit Kick-Off Dinner!

This year, we are honored to welcome Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, as our Keynote Speaker for the Summit Dinner. Queen Quet’s work is intimately rooted in the protection of the human rights and land rights of her people and personifies the true power and meaning of Resiliency- the theme of this year’s Neighborhood Summit.

Event Details:
Tickets $40 per person – tickets include a buffet dinner inspired by Gullah/Geechee culture and drinks
Live music will be presented by Baoku Moses

Queen Quet
Queen Quet is the first elected Chieftess and Head-of-State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation. She has dedicated her life to making sure that Gullah/Geechee culture remains on the Sea Islands from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL. The Gullah/Geechee Nation had been historically referred to as a “nation within a nation” but officially became an internationally recognize nation, in July of 2000. The Gullah/Geechee Nation’s mission is to “preserve, protect, and promote [their] history, culture, language and homeland and demand official recognition of the governance (minority) rights necessary to accomplish [their] mission to take care of [their] community through collective efforts which will provide a healthy environment, care for the well beings of each person, and economic empowerment.” At the center of the Queen Quet’s work is the preservation of the Gullah/Geechee cultural legacy. Queen Quet is a fierce advocate for environmental justice and human rights.

Queen Quet has brought the story of the Gullah/Geechee Nation to national and international audiences. We are honored to have an opportunity to welcome her to Cincinnati to kick-off the 2019 Neighborhood Summit- we hope you will join us!

Queen Quet’s Gullah/Geechee history books and CDs will be available for purchase during a book signing following her presentation.

Special thanks to PNC and Invest In Neighborhoods for their generous support of the 2019 Neighborhood Summit Kick-Off Dinner.

Please contact Emma Shirey at the Community Building Institute with any questions about the dinner at shireye@xavier.edu or (513) 745- 3935.


As always, thank you to the Community Building Institute for hosting the dinner, and the generosity of PNC Bank for making it such a memorable event.

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