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The Dignity and Spirit of Old Gifford with Jonnie
May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
In collaboration with IR Cares, Sacred Kashi is hosting Jonnie Mae Perry at the Environmental Learning Center as part of their Visibility + Voices: The Untold History of Indian River County lecture series. In her presentation, Perry will discuss the story of the Gifford community and its historical prosperity, a history we can honor together as we work to enrich the community today and into the future.
Jonnie Mae Perry is a graduate of the 1973 class of Vero Senior High School and 1977 received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Office Administration from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. Over a period of 39 years, she worked for U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Airborne Express Corporation, Professional Creative Consultants and J. Brown & Associates. She returned to Indian River County in 2011 and now serves as CEO and Executive Director of the Gifford Historical Museum and Cultural Center. The GHMCC is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization for mentoring, cultural and leadership programs for underserved youth and the community.
This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with Sacred Kashi.
May 20 @ 11:00 am -
May 20 @ 12:15 pm