Join Queen Quet of the @GullahGeechee for the Virtual Earth Optimism Summit

Join the Earth Optimism Digital Summit!

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is this Wednesday, April 22 and in recognition, the Smithsonian Institution will be hosting the 2020 Earth Optimism Digital Summit from April 22-24th. Watch the LIVE broadcast online on Facebook LiveTwitterYoutube and on the Earth Optimism website.

More than 100 global leaders will share successful conservation and sustainability strategies being deployed worldwide and discuss how to scale and mainstream these strategies to achieve transformative change. One of these global leaders is Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation ( She will be part of the live broadcast on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Noon. The schedule for the entire day is located at

Earth Optimism aims to fundamentally shift how we frame the narrative about our planet – from doom and gloom to optimism and opportunity. Started in 2017 through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, the Earth Optimism movement emerged from two key realizations: 1) that fear without hope leads to apathy rather than action, and 2) that conservation successes are widespread yet not widely appreciated. You won’t want to miss this inspiring three-day event!

Join us on Earth Day and help spread optimism at such a time as this!


  1. Al Jewels

    Dear Queen Quet
    Watched the summit and your powerful remarks on environmental justice. I liked the distinction you made between between Hope and Faith. I recall a similar debunking of hope made by my mom “Hope is a motor boat”
    The youth organizer brought back memories of the prized scool gardens I started in the urban district.
    Thanks for the heads up about this summit and so much more.
    A humble servant

    • Tenki Tenki fa tunin een! I am so pleased that you were part of those viewing this and that you found a personal connection to the brief message I was able to provide. Continue to keep the faith.

      Peace and blessings,
      Queen Quet

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