Monthly Archives: February, 2021
The Human Element SC Interfaith Film Screening and Discussion
Join us for the Human Element Film Screening and Discussion as South Carolina leaders from the faith, political and education sectors and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation come together to evaluate our relationship with the natural world and to determine how South Carolina can work to restore balance.
Celebrate #BlackHistoryMakers with A Growing Culture!
@GullahGeechee and African Diasporic Famlee! Cum fa jayn we fa de global African Family Reunion in celebration of #BlackHistory@agcconnect on Saturday! Bring de drum! As Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation opens with de libation fa liberation!
Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Returns to the House Committee on Natural Resources to Celebrate Black History
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will join Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva of the United States House Committee on Natural Resources and special guests Dr. Jeanette Davis and Tashiana Osborne in celebrating Black Excellence in Social Policy on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 2 pm EST. They will engage in this special forum in honor and celebration of Black History Month. Tune in at via Facebook to http://bit.ly/2ZPVLfI or on YouTube.
Gullah/Geechee pun de International Day of de Mudda Language
From April 1, 1999 when I first entered the United Nations to July 2, 2000, native Gullah/Geechees exercised their right to self-determination by doing a one year long election to have me as de Head pun de Bodee of de Gullah/Geechee Nation. I bin too gladdee fa see how e stand by mi and push mi fa gwine on crakin mi teet fa allawe ebeewhey. Yet, in the midst of my numerous journeys around the world to represent my people, I was not made aware that the beginning of International Mother Language Day took place only months after I made world history by sitting in the honored circle of the United Nations and speaking in a language that is not a “major language of the world.” The cheers that I received by doing this made it clear that it was a significant thing that I had been led to do and many told me to never stop. I listened and like the students in Pakistan, I was willing to die for the cause of holding on to a major aspect of my culture in order to honor my ancestors and my elders who were degraded because they were blessed to be bilingual and were strong enough not to assimilate.
Black Representation Amidst Systemic Racism
Tune in to the 31st episode of Zooming in on Sustainability as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) engages in a thought provoking dialogue with Dr. Amir Jamal Toure of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, “Wilmington on Fire” filmmaker, Christopher Everett of Speller Street Films about Black Representation Amidst Systemic Racism.
Stopping the Sand Mining @GullahGeechee
The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is calling on supporters worldwide to sign the petition to STOP the King Tract Sand Mine in Awendaw, SC. We MUST have the signatures in by Wednesday, February 17, 2021 before the Town of Awendaw closes public comments on this matter. Please sign and share the petition TODAY: http://chng.it/YHvSqFZWk8
The Healing Power of the Great Outdoors
The pandemic has shown that nature is our refuge in this time of crisis. The Center for Disease Control emphasizes being outdoors as the preferred way to avoid the virus if we must get together. But the reduction of transmissibility is not the sole benefit of being outdoors and in America’s wild places: Medical professionals recommend it for the mental, physical and emotional benefits. Tune in to the 31st episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 3 pm EST as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) discusses the Healing Power of the Great Outdoors with environmental diversity advocates Audrey and Frank Peterman of Diverse Environmental Leaders.
Afro-Atlantic Legacies Gullah/Geechee Movie Screening and Discussion
Tune in to this special Black History Month screening and discussion of the documentary, Memorias Afro-Atlanticas which follows the footsteps of the father of Gullah/Geechee linguistics, Dr. Lorenzo Dow Turner from the Gullah/Geechee Nation to Brazil. The documentary centers on the continuation of the Afro-spiritual practice of Candomblé . Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is featured in the film and will host the screening and discussion with the filmmakers that made this historic reconnection of the African Diaspora take place. Tune een fa yeddi disya.
Root & Hand: Herbology and Gullah/Geechee Land
Tune in for the 30th episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) focuses on Afro-Spirituality, herbology and the Gullah/Geechee with special guest Divine PrinceTy Emmecca and Brudda J.
Celebrating de Gullah/Geechee Culinary Legacy fa Black History Month
The Museum of Food and Drink and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival are presenting Migration Stories: Sustaining Gullah/Geechee Cooking Across Land and Sea, a virtual event that explores the foodways and cultural heritage of @GullahGeechee people. This will be the first in a series between MOFAD and the Folklife Festival exploring migration, food, and the transmission of knowledge in America. Tickets can be obtained at https://www.mofad.org/events/02032021/gullahgeechee for the February 3rd event and https://www.mofad.org/events/2021/0216/growingrice entitled GROWING RICE: A Migration Story from Seed to Plate. No doubt these events will feed minds and souls and folks will leave their screens wishing that they had a plate before them to feed their bodies as well.