Monthly Archives: August, 2017
A Cultural Eclipse: Remembering the Slave Trade and Abolition by Queen Quet
Today marks the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition which has been recognized across the world since 1997 and becomes that much more significant during this International Decade of People of African Descent. As I paused to join with others around the world to remember our African ancestors that were kidnapped and enslaved as well as those African and Gullah/Geechee ancestors that fought back on the coast of the Motherland and the coast of what is now the Gullah/Geechee Nation, I was drawn into a reflection of how this week began…
Queen Quet’s AFWLC Roundtable
Meet and engage with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation at “De Queen’s Roundtable.” The event will be held at the Hampton House at Penn Center, Inc. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 6 to 7:30 pm. Admission is by donation and books, CDs, and DVDs will be on sale.
Queen Quet will present on “De Gullah/Geechee Ooman a Cut Above de Ress and Ahead ob e Time!”
Pender County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week
Pender County, NC proclaimed its second “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.” Filmmaker Christopher Everett received the proclamation on behalf of Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
De Wata Need We! Protecting the Waters of the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s Coast!
The Gullah/Geechee Nation also finds itself having to fight against oil exploration, oil drilling, and the use of seismic guns in the Atlantic Ocean once again since the US government is attempting to reopen the coast to this. We have until August 17, 2017 for comments to be entered with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in opposition to oil exploration including the use of seismic guns and to oil drilling. We are calling on all of our supporters worldwide to let them know that you stand with the Gullah/Geechee Nation maintaining its cultural heritage on this coast and to that end, you want the Atlantic Coast kept off of the list of locations for oil exploration and drilling to take place. You can go to https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=BOEM-2017-0050-0001 to enter your comments.
Jayn we fa Shout at de Brick Baptist Church!
Brick Baptist Church and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition invite you to join us for a community sing and film screening on Wednesday, August 16 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Brick Baptist Church Annex on St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. We will share a series of short films about the tradition of lining hymns and their importance today.
Port Royal Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2017
Mayor Samuel Murray and the town council of the Town of Port Royal presented Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) with a proclamation for “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2017” during their town hall meeting. Tune in to the Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) coverage of the event:
Beaufort Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week
The City of Beaufort and Beaufort County, SC proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2017!” Proclamations were issued during the town and county council meetings.
Liberty County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week
Liberty County Commissioners presented Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) with a proclamation for “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2017.”
Georgetown County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week
Georgetown County, SC proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2017!” The county council presented Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) with the proclamation during their county council meeting.
Reconstruction Era National Monument Request Public Input
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Beaufort County, SC is the location of the new multi-site Reconstruction Era National Monument. The US National Park Service is currently putting together their foundation document which will direct how they will manage and interpret the site. To that end, they have held several public meetings throughout the county and are seeking public comments, please go to https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=571&projectID=73762&documentID=81456 before August 18, 2018 to add your words to this critical part of the process.
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