Queen Quet continues to stand with partners throughout South Carolina on that issue and to find clean renewable energy resources for not only her home state, but to work with global partners for a more sustainable environment in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. As a result, she has been asked to take part in the Global Climate Action Summit and several other United Nations discussions. However, before she flies out, she will again stand up on the grounds of the South Carolina State Capitol.
On Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 9 am to Noon, the People’s Climate March takes its stand in South Carolina. Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice is a Global Day of Action. The event in Columbia is being sponsored by Organizing For Action (OFA.us) which is a partner with Sierra Club, 350.org and many other organizations. This rally throughout the nation and world is building a movement as we move toward the Global Climate Summit in San Francisco, September 12–14.
The goals of the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice Rally on Sept 8th is to inspire and educate attendees and the larger community and bring more awareness and greater activism in order to address the threats and reality of climate change on not only vulnerable populations, but on everyone. The lens of the rally is focused on justice.
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Chuck Rhodes, Virginia Sanders and others from partner organizations will be the speakers for the day! Musicians include Kevin McKinney, The Dubber, Wombat Junction and The Disquiet. Stephanie Palmer-Smith will host a craft table for younger people.