Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month Celebration 2018
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the Wisdom Circle Council of Elders launched “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month” with the “Gullah/Geechee Gala at Gullah Roots” in North Charleston. The celebration includes a number of online educational postings and profiles at the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s Facebook fan page as well as at www.GullahGeecheeNation.com and @GullahGeechee on Twitter. However, the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s citizens are casting out a wide net to have people drawn to their coast to learn accurate information about their history, heritage, language, and culture at the two remaining major events for this year’s celebration:
• Wednesday, October 24, 2018 5:30 pm at the St. Helena Branch Library on St. Helena Island, SC the documentary, “Protect” will be screened.
“Protect: Coastlines, Guns and Women in the Low Country” is a pilot episode of a series which highlights stories in local communities around issues of sustainability. These features are produced using film, photography and editorials to examine the challenges around meeting the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) in the U.S. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, to protect the planet and to ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The Gullah/Geechee Nation is engaged with other nations of the world in insuring that the SDGs are accomplished.
Two Lane Films decided to interview Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation(www.QueenQuet.com) and several of the citizens of Savannah, GA and other areas of coastal Georgia regarding their views on a number of topics related to their land and culture. From these dialogues emerged the film, “Protect.” During “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month,” “Protect” will be screened at the St. Helena Branch Library on historic St. Helena Island, SC where the film was partially filmed.
Admission is FREE. However, advance passes need to be obtained here:
• Saturday, October 27, 2018 from Noon to 6 pm at the Hunting Island Nature Center on Hunting Island, SC the Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival will be held.
The Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association will be hosting their 5th “Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival” to raise funds and awareness. Bring out the family, fishing and beach gear to the Hunting Island Nature Center for an interactive celebration filled with music, food, and fun. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, artists, Quadré Stuckey and Ment Nelson will be part of this family oriented event. Advance passes are available at: