Environmental Justice and Environmentalism in the Gullah/Geechee Nation
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) interviewed Pastor Brendolyn Jenkins-Boseman, the Executive Director of the Imani Group (www.theimanigroup.org) and pastor of the Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Camden, South Carolina. The Imani Group serves as a community partner for United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 4 and the US Department of Energy on environmental issues around the Savannah River Site (SRS). The Imani Group is a partner of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net). During the interview they discuss the difference between environmentalism and environmental justice.
Queen Quet and Rev. Jenkins-Boseman have been working to educate the community about environmental justice issues that they need to actively prepare for as well as those that they need to fight against. They have begun dialogues about how to provide resources to the community so that they are aware of how to connect to and obtain what they need in order to have healthy and sustained communities.
Tune in to the Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio interview and share this information with your family and community so that you all can be aware and prepared:
RESOURCE LINK: For details on how to be proactive in regard to diaster preparedness make sure to tune in to this and download the checklist of items as well: http://gullahgeecheenation.com/2012/09/24/disaster-preparedness-and-food-security-in-the-face-of-climate-change/
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