Monthly Archives: April, 2019
Queen Quet of the #GullahGeechee Makes a Splash at the #NAF2019!
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) who has been testifying on behalf of the oceans and against sea level rise and climate change has made a splash at the National Adaptation Forum!
Celebrating the Earth and History in the Gullah/Geechee Nation for #NationalParkWeek
Funds don’t automatically get allocated to the NPS sites nor is it guaranteed that each site will get the full budget that it needs. It takes the support of the community to insure that the tax dollars are directed to these spaces and not cut from federal budgets. Attendance is a major factor in the reporting that part staff does when seeking financial support to sustain national parks.
Gullah/Geechee Linking Good Friday and Passover
Several years ago, Afroculinary specialist and expert, Michael Twitty joined us in celebration on St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. He was in the process of completing his book entitled “The Cooking Gene” which takes people on a journey into the pots of the kitchens and yards of our ancestors. So, it was great to hear from Michael who is Jewish just in time for Passover which begin on “Good Friday.” The rituals for both of these spiritual events differ however. Most Christians celebrate Good Friday in preparation for Resurrection Sunday and interestingly enough, while doing so many forget that Jesus was Hebrew / Jewish.
Celebrating Queen Quet Days
Queen Quet Days are celebrated April 11th, April 16th and April 19th. There are many more throughout the year in different locations. http://www.QueenQuet.com