Monthly Archives: April, 2021
Join Queen Quet of de @GullahGeechee in Closing out Global Adaptation Month
Join us for a global panel on Nature-based Adaptation Solutions. Tomorrow, April 28 at 12pm EST. DON’T MISS THIS! It will highlight work across geographies, habitats, and scales for #AdaptationMonth and Earth Day’s #RestoreOurEarth Nature-based solutions provide opportunities to restore ecosystems while also protecting human well-being and the built environment in the face of climate …
Zooming in on Being Anti-Racist
Tune in to the 39th episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) speaks with Holly Noon about “Being Anti-Racist.” Tune in to this critical discussion and learn how to be part of a solution to a systemic problem.
Gullah/Geechee Nation and Ocean-Climate Leaders Joint Statement Issued During U.S. #ClimateActionWeek
The Gullah/Geechee Nation and United States national, state, tribal and municipal governments increasingly recognize the important relationship between climate and ocean change. The ocean has absorbed large amounts of carbon dioxide and excess heat from fossil fuel combustion, making our ocean warmer, more acidified, more stratified and oxygen depleted. From oyster die-offs and coral reef bleaching to marine heat waves and harmful algal blooms, coastal communities in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, United States and around the world are feeling the effects on fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, and marine ecosystems that are important for sustaining jobs, coastal economies and cultures, indigenous ways of life, and feeding people.
Setting and achieving ambitious emission targets is the most important step in turning the tide of climate impacts on our ocean. And we know the ocean and ocean-based sectors can play a role.
Gullah/Geechee Nation Joins the US in 30×30 Climate Action Plan
Protecting 30% of US lands, ocean and water by 2030 is a part of the solution to address three major crises: the climate crises, inequitable access to nature and species loss, which are affecting quality of life, well-being and local communities. The goal also offers the opportunity to advance environmental justice by supporting the implementation of locally-led conservation efforts in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and US communities nationwide.
Earth Day Activities @GullahGeechee
Many citizens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation have engaged in Earth Month by continuing the agrarian traditions that their ancestors passed down. Many others have started to engage in citizens science projects and academic field work that will help build capacity in regard to resilience and sustainability not only for the land and water, but also for our cultural heritage community. If haven’t yet participated in the events that were held virtually, join in these Earth Day activities with the Gullah/Geechee Family.
Join Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation at the Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network (SOCAN) Townhall
The next Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network (SOCAN) Stakeholders Townhall is on
April 21st at 11 am eastern time. The town hall will cover topics related to impacts of acidification on subsistence fishing and rural and indigenous communities, as well as non-traditional educational tools for these communities.
Join the event via this link:
The speakers will be Noelle Boucquey from Eckard College in St. Petersburg FL
and Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com).
Protecting the Gullah/Geechee Nation Amidst the Flood Waters
Because equitable policy starts with elevating community voices, the American Flood
Coalition and the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management convened a
roundtable series with the leaders of eight CBOs, each representing a historically underserved
community affected by flooding including the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Keynotes for Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will be the keynote speaker for the Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities. For centuries, the Gullah/Geechee people have endured inequities and unfair treatment that have negatively impacted their quality of life. Queen Quet will present on how her people live an active life that supports overall healthy living. The traditional Gullah/Geechee lifestyle has led to many natives of the Sea Islands living into their 90s and 100s and still being viable active members of the community. She will tell you how public health advocates and community coalitions can work with the Gullah/Geechee people to increase access to healthy eating and active living resources and improve health outcomes.
Who WEBE: The Art of Living Culture of the Gullah/Geechee
Come out to meet and support Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) at the Colleton County Farmer’s Market & Museum in Walterboro, SC on May 22, 2021 at Noon. Queen Quet will present “Who WEBE: The Art of the Living Culture of the Gullah/Geechee” and will do a book and CD signing following the presentation. She will be joined by Gullah/Geechee artist, Quadre’ Stuckey who will close out his Gullah/Geechee art exhibit that will be at the museum from May 17-22, 2021. Bring de famlee and yeddi who webe @GullahGeechee!
Protecting Gullah/Geechee Sacred Grounds
The Gullah/Geechee Nation is seeing an onslaught of disrespect to sacred grounds from the Carolinas to Florida as newcomers seek to build along waterways and in historic areas. As a result, native Gullah/Geechees are coming together to call on the world to stand with us to protect these sacred areas and to honor the ancestors and family that have been resting in these sacred spaces.