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:
At 11 am on April 21st, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will be one of the speakers for the Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network’s (SOCAN) Town Hall. Queen Quet, who was honored as a non-traditional environmental educator during 2020, will discuss how she is using cultural heritage tools as mechanisms to build capacity for climate action. Obtain the link to tune in at https://gullahgeecheenation.com/2021/04/20/join-queen-quet-of-the-gullah-geechee-nation-at-the-southeast-ocean-and-coastal-acidification-network-socan-townhall/
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.
Panelist from left to right
Queen Quet, Chieftess and Head-of-State of the Gullah/Geechee Nation – WATER (Lowcountry)
Shakeila James, Environmental Educator & Activist AIR (Upstate)
Connor W Campbell, Anderson University (Upstate)
Rev. Brendolyn Jenkins Boseman, faith – EARTH (Midlands)
Rabbi Yossi Liebowitz
LaRahna Hughes, Owner of Seeds Cafe, Farm & Market in Williston, SC WATER (Lowcountry)
Justin Stokes, Vice President, National Audubon Society & Executive Director, Audubon South Carolina
The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition in collaboration with Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank partner, Climate Central is hosting their second certificated flood tools workshop on Earth Day April 22nd at 7 pm EST.
Registration is still open for the training at https://gullahgeecheenation.com/2021/04/03/coastal-flooding-and-preparedness-certificated-training-workshop/
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!
- Posted in: Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation ♦ Climate Advocacy and Climate Change ♦ Emergency Resources and Storm and Disaster Preparation and Restoration ♦ Environmental Justice ♦ Gullah/Geechee Events ♦ Gullah/Geechee Health and Healing ♦ Gullah/Geechee Land Ownership & Rights ♦ Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio Education Links ♦ Gullah/Geechee TV Educational Links ♦ Human Rights ♦ Queen Quet ♦ Uncategorized
- Tagged: Climate Central, cultural heritage, Dan Rizza, discussion, Earth Day, education, flooding, Geechee, Gullah, Gullah/Geechee Nation, Queen Quet, SC Interfaith Power and Light, screening, Sea Islands, sea level rise, SOCAN, Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network, sustainability, Sustaining Way, The Human Element, tools, training, workshop