Fighting for Gullah/Geechee Land!

 

Over the past month, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.netand the Gullah/Geechee Nation Facebook fan page have been inundated with emails and messages regarding how people can support the Gullah/Geechee Nation in retaining its land and cultural heritage.  These thousands of messages and comments came about due to these news pieces going viral:

BBC Coverage: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-37994938

La Times Coverage: 

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-hurricane-matthew-geechee-snap-story.html

Vice News:

 

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition has spent twenty years engaged in the battles to protect Gullah/Geechee land ownership and human rights.  They have successfully gotten new zoning laws passed that protect Gullah/Geechee culture and assist Gullah/Geechee families with retaining their land ownership.  They have successfully worked on laws to benefit heirs property owners.  They have won legal cases that returned sacred grounds back over to Gullah/Geechee families and also prevented Gullah/Geechee towns from being destroyed in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.  So, they are currently engaged in more of this as well as raising more and more awareness to this issue via the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour:”

https://gullahgeecheenation.com/2013/11/14/queen-quet-de-gullah-cunneckshun-gullahgeechee-land-legacy-tour/

 

Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio featured Dr. Amir Jamal Toure and Representative Glenda Simmons-Jenkins of the Gullah/Geechee Nation in order to outline the on-going land rights battles within the Gullah/Geechee Nation:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gullahgeechee/2016/12/11/supporting-gullahgeechee-land-retention

Queen Quet provided updates to all those that continued to seek more information on how to truly be a part of this effort:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gullahgeechee/2016/12/13/gullahgeechee-land-cultural-legacy-stand-wid-we

They responded to the thousands of social media request for a GoFundMe link by launching the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund” GoFundMe campaign which will support the legal fees, educational empowerment workshops for Gullah/Geechee families and more:

https://www.gofundme.com/gullahgeechee-land-legacy-fund

Tune een fa yeddi frum Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) why disya important een de fight fa Gullah/Geechee land:

 

Afta disya, jayn we and take a stand fa Gullah/Geechee land!

Support the native Gullah/Geechee founded and operated organizations:

Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition www.gullahgeechee.net

Gullah/Geechee Angel Network www.gullahgeecheeangelnetwork.com

Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Committee of Northeast Florida

Cum fa jayn we pun we land and help hold pun de culcha een de 

www.gullahgeecheenation.com

 

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