Monthly Archives: June, 2020

#Juneteenth Drum Call for Justice

In observance of Juneteenth, A Growing Culture will host a daylong broadcast of The Hunger for Justice Series, celebrating Black voices and the fight for justice in the food system. The Juneteenth Broadcast will be held as a live event simulcast across AGC’s digital channels, with over a dozen presenters beginning with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com).

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Colleton County, SC @GullahGeechee Celebrates Queen Quet’s 20 Years of Service

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) celebrates 20 years of helping promote literacy and teaching about the cultural heritage and legacy of the Gullah/Geechee Nation at the Colleton County Memorial Library.

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Zooming in on Sustainability: Sounds and Words of Power @GullahGeechee

Join in a powerfilled dialogue from the Gullah/Geechee Nation via as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) chats with Dr. Amir Jamal Toure of Dayclean Journeys (www.DaycleanSoul.com) on the 4th Episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability.” They will present, “Sounds and Words of Power @GullahGeechee.”

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Queen’s Chronicle-The Massacre at Emanuel and the On-Going Movement to Save Black Lives

The more Charleston profited financially from tragedy tourism as folks played in the blood of our families members and friends, it got worse. As people ignored the on-going pain of the family members that lived and had to see the world make the site of this assassination and massacre a place to simply pour money into while the families were still seeking to have folks pour love and upliftment into them, it got worse. Each year that people do not realize that Pastor Pinckney was a leader for land rights for Gullah/Geechee people and that is no doubt why he was targeted to be assassinated, it gets worse.

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Juneteenth Week Celebration in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

In solidarity with our family in Texas including those of the island of Galveston and those called “Black Seminole” and “Afro-Seminole” who are part of the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora, we celebrate Juneteenth annually. We continue to remain dedicated to this celebration of freedom in spite of the fact that many of our annual in-person events where we sound the drum will not take place for 2020. We pray that you will join us the entire week to celebrate virtually.

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Culture, Climate Change, Preparedness and Equity Amidst the Rising Sea @GullahGeechee

More oft than not, the dialogue and discussions about hurricanes and climate change have taken on the scope of devaluing locations financially in order to justify where funding and other resources will be directed during emergency responses and the restorations that follow. Given that many of us that live on the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation are part of a major tourists destination, we bear the burden of being capitalized on by many people of other cultures that see this area and any information that they can obtain about Gullah/Geechee traditions as tools to exploit the culture and the area for financial gain. The gated, suburbanized, resort, and gentrified properties are used to calculate the value of damage that would come after a storm hits or major flooding takes place. However, the value of the cultural heritage in these locations is not measurable via metrics and formulas. Therefore, the priceless nature of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is not something that de cumya comprehend.

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Zooming in on the Coast Through a Legal Lens

Tune in for the second episode of Zooming in on Gullah/Geechee Sustainability for a dialogue between Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Amy Armstrong of the South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) (www.SCELP.org) on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 3 pm EST.

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Beaufort County, SC Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2020

Congratulations to Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and de @GullahGeechee Famlee! Tenki Tenki ta Beaufort County, SC! Beaufort County was the first to proclaim “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2020” in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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Celebrating World Oceans and Environment Days @GullahGeechee: Reflecting Upon the Sea

I breathed in with the power of my ancestors who had no one protest the abuses that they suffered as they worked this land. I looked out over the water back toward the Motherland and I thought of how the ocean continues to link us back there and to others around the world. I paused and wondered how we’ll celebrate together “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean” in the midst of all the other things going on. I thought of how we can simply find a way to sustain Gullah/Geechee life in an environment that seeks to stop Black folks from breathing at all much less breathing in the healing air of a clean environment.

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Zooming in on Coastal Sustainability Scientifically

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 3 pm, tune in for the second episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” for a dialogue between Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Kate Cell of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Kate Cell is the climate campaign manager for the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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