Queen Quet Standing for Earth and Environmental Justice
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) was the first Gullah/Geechee in world history to ever take the human rights issues of native Gullah/Geechees before the United Nations Human Rights Commission. Since April 1, 1999, she has continued to be a human rights, land rights, and water rights activist and is known the world over by the term that she coined for herself, “The Art-ivist.” It is natural fit for Queen Quet to be engaged in climate action with a myriad of others that are passionate about insuring the sustained health of Mother Earth which will thereby sustain cultural heritage communities like the Gullah/Geechee Nation which Queen Quet is the leader of. Due to the visionary leadership that Queen Quet shows, she has been invited to be a part of several earth justice and environmental events that will conclude Women’s Herstory Month.
On Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 4 pm EST, Queen Quet will be one of the #ClimateChangeMakers that will engage in the Community Resilience in a Changing Climate Environmental Justice Forum. Fa yeddi, click ya fa RSVP https://forms.gle/ngRhpAzTA12USyLf6
Queen Quet will also dialogue with Leah Penniman of Sol Fire Farm about “Black Women Founding Farmers” and the movement to continue Black agrarian traditions and land ownership on this week’s episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” which is live at 3 pm on Wednesday and will be rebroadcasted on Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) on the weekend. For more information on how to attend live, go to https://gullahgeecheenation.com/2021/03/30/black-women-founding-farmers/
Queen Quet will continue the journey with the University of Central Florida by doing a screening of her documentary, “Gwine Fishin’” and having an interactive dialogue with students for Earth Justice Week on March 31st.
On April 1st, Queen Quet will host an unveiling of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition‘s new website focused on their work to sustain Gullah/Geechee land. Make sure that you follow www.GullahGeecheeNation.com, www.Facebook.com/GullahGeeecheeWEBE, and @GullahGeechee on Twitter to see this as soon as it is presented to the world and then become an active member of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition at www.GullahGeechee.biz in order to stand with Queen Quet as she continues to fight for the rights of the citizens and the environment of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. We hafa tek a stand ef we waan lib pun disya land and hab de land tek cyare of we. As Queen Quet says,
“Hunnuh mus tek cyare de root fa heal de tree.”
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