Speaking Up for Gullah/Geechee Environmental Sustainability

Throughout September, members of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank will present on a number of issues related to environmental sustainability in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will not only keynote for the National Coastal & Estuarine Virtual Summit, she will also be one of the participants in a panel with Dr. Kate Derickson, Dan Rizza, and Kate Cell on September 30th. They will present on environmental tools and story maps that have been used for community engagement in their collaborations in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

Dr. Kate Derickson, Queen Quet. Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, and Kate Cell of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank have presented together at numerous national conferences on climate action, adaptation, resilience, and susttainability.

Registration for the summit can be done at https://estuaries.org/?_ga=2.68198609.1381444919.1599009602-1867555644.1598387543

Queen Quet has been a Sea Islands environmental champion for over four decades. She has continued these efforts for half of that time via the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition which she founded. Two of the primary focal points of the Coalition’s environmental efforts are currently cultural sustainability in the face of climate change impacts and also the prevention of further fill and build activities. In order to further their work in the latter case, they have been leading the campaign to stop destructionment at Bay Point. Tune in to this video from Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) to learn more about this:

After viewing the video, please make sure to sign and share the petition:

http://chng.it/gcmmgqFq

Kwame Sha, Jessie Turner, and Juliana Smith of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank stand proudly with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) in opposition to destructionment at Bay Point.

Queen Quet hosts “Zooming in on Sustainability” weekly at 3 pm EST. The Zoom link for each week’s live broadcast is posted to the Gullah/Geechee Nation blog and the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s Facebook Fan Page. It is also tweeted and shared on Instagram @GullahGeechee. The broadcasts re-air on Gullah/Geechee TV which you can subscribe to for FREE. So, tune een and stand wid we fa keep environmental sustainability gwine fa de Gullah/Geechee Famlee!

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