"Breaking Our Silence" Nashville Sister Circle Savannah/Tybee Island Beach Trip
Space is extremely limited at this price, do not delay in placing your deposit to hold your space!
Join us for a weekend of bonding and enjoying sisterhood as we explore historic Savannah, bathe in the sun on Nashville's closest beach, break bread, and convene in a powerful sister circle.
Evolving from our last Sister Circle gathering where many of our women experienced breakthroughs in coming out of their shells, we will spend time this gathering with natures creatures designed to break out of their shells in their perfect imperfections to create miles of crystalline beach shore for us to enjoy.
When: July 13- 15, 2012 Friday-Sunday A group will leave Friday Morning and a group will leave Friday Evening. We will depart Sunday afternoon to arrive Sunday evening. The Sister Circle will gather Saturday evening 7 pm in Savannah, GA.
Where: We will stay at the newly built
Four Points by Sheraton - Historic Savannah
15 MLK Jr. Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401
Cost: $99 per person for the weekend. Early Bird Special Price is $65 for those who have attended a prior Sister Circle. This price is valid till June 24, 2012. Placing a deposit of $25 before 6/24 will hold this price for you.
Price includes Saturday evening workshop and hotel for 2 nights with quad occupancy.
Black History Boat Trip to Ossabow Island will be additional.
We will carpool together from Nashville to Savannah and Tybee. If you have access to a van please email me.
This covers your African American Heritage Tour of Savannah on Friday, Trip to Ossabaw Island on Saturday-boat ride, tour, and lunch, 30 min Massage at Tybee Island, Qi-Gong session on the beach, and dinner.
Nashville Sister Circle gatherings are spaces created for women to bond, share our stories, engage in dialogue about issues that are relevant and important to us, and explore ways to create positive change. With great food, amazing women and dynamic conversation, we build lasting relationships and strengthen our community.
Our guiding rules are simple:
Whoever comes is the right people
Whenever it starts is the right time
Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
When it's over, it's over
Please join us at our regularly scheduled Sister Circle gathering as we mingle, break bread, create new friendships and strengthen old ones.
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About the Location:
Participants will view Savannah's Historic Landmark District in exploration of locations and structures associated with the African-American experience during the period of slavery. Tour will allow participants to see beyond the modern façade of this popular tourist destination and experience the nineteenth-century city still very much evident in the current landscape as a place where African-American commerce, religion, and culture shared space daily with the sights and sounds of the business of human slavery.
The Beach Institute was established in 1867 by the Freedmen's Bureau using funds from the American Missionary Association to provide quality education for blacks in Savannah. Following emancipation, African Americans throughout the South sought educational opportunities they had previously been denied. The establishment of these schools provided the chance for northern philanthropists like Alfred E. Beach, editor of Scientific American, to become involved in the effort to educate former slaves. Beach provided the funds to purchase the site of the Savannah school that would bear his name. Until 1919, Beach Institute served the educational needs of the African-American community as a school and continues today as a center for cultural education on African-American art and history. Workshop participants will experience the Beach Institute both as a historical site through a tour of the building and discussion of its history as well as through a walking tour of the Beach Institute neighborhood.
Other sites of significance will be explored such as the salve Port of Entry where slaves were bought and sold, slave burial grounds, First African Baptist Church, Market Square, Underground Railroad, where free blacks lived, and more. This guided tour holds an additional fee.
One reason Tybee Island is significant is that it is one of only four of Georgia's 15 major barrier islands that can reached by car. Tybee is loaded with fascinating characters, excellent fishing, gorgeous views, and exotic birds. Tybee Island still has threatened loggerhead sea turtles nesting on its beaches. Beach sand on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts generally consists of three components: fine minerals, crushed seashells (calcium carbonate), and detritus from other dead organisms, including marine plants and animals. We will enjoy Tybees beach before our Sister Circle on Saturday evening. A full itinerary will be mailed to you.
For questions you may contact Theresa Kennedy 615-593-6607 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Four Points by Sheraton - Historic Savannah (View)
15 MLK Jr. Blvd
Savannah, GA 31401