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:
The Human Element film screening and interfaith dialogue which was co-sponsored by the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition with Sustaining Way, South Carolina Interfaith Power and Light, and a number of environmental justice partners was inspiring and eye-opening. It sparked a meaningful conversation around how our local climate stories, no matter how diverse, all share the same goal of making this Earth sustainable and livable for everyone. So, many people requested that we hold another screening and dialogue. This next event, on April 21st at 6 pm, will be more focused on what we can do for our planet as stewards of the Earth and how our faith can move us forward.
Each one of these events will be interactive and enlightening and will be ideal activities to help celebrate Earth Day in a meaningful and impactful way. Cum fa jayn we fa celebrate Earth Day @GullahGeechee!