Ron Daise presents “Nottin bot de Rice!”

Free with Garden Admission

Ron Daise Auditorium

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May 22nd

Entertaining and educational, this interactive cultural game show informs viewers about the rice culture lived and passed down by Gullah Geechee people of the southeastern coastal United States.   Each guest becomes a “contestant” who will gain “points” for answering questions about aspects of rice production, Gullah Geechee people, songs, history, culture, foods, and trivia.  Participants will learn how greatly Gullah Geechee culture has impacted the American cultural landscape.” 

About the Speaker:    

Ron Daise, a St. Helena Island, SC native, is a prominent author, performer, and cultural preservationist. As Vice President for Creative Education at Brookgreen Gardens since 2004, he's received the 2019 SC Governor's Distinctive Achievement Award for his impactful contributions. Daise, along with his wife Natalie, created the "Gullah Geechee Wisdom Cards Guidebook," earning the 2017 SC African American Heritage Commission's Project Award. Former stars of Nick Jr. TV's "Gullah Gullah Island," they received the 2019 Foundation for Leadership Education Lifetime Achievement Award and other honors. Daise is a respected figure in Gullah Geechee cultural heritage, having served on the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission and presented at the United Nations. A Hampton University graduate, he actively contributes to community and educational initiatives in Georgetown, SC.