The Charleston area Hands Across the Sand gathering will take place on Folly Beach, which will be the 7th annual gathering held there. People will get together beginning at 11:15 am on the beach adjacent to the pier (101 E. Arctic Ave.) in front of Tides Hotel.
The specific purpose of this year’s event will be to affirm the federal government’s recent decision to cancel near term plans for oil and gas leasing in the Atlantic, yet to push for stronger, longer-lasting protections and the cancellation of seismic exploration for oil and gas.
A press conference will start at 11:45 a.m. and will feature comments on the subject of offshore drilling from Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin, Reverend Jeremy Rutledge, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, and other community leaders.
Cum jayn we een de Gullah/Geechee Nation fa tek a stand!
Cum be paat ob Hands Across de Sand!