Monthly Archives: May, 2021
De Conch Summer 2021 Edition
If you want to know what events are coming up this summer in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, make sure to take time to read and download De Conch. Disya da de ezine fa de Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition. Ef bout we hunnuh waan kno, den yeddi de conch da blo.
Queen Quet of de @GullahGeechee Kickoffs Summer Reading Program at Colleton County Memorial Library
The Summer Reading Program at Colleton County Memorial Library is going to begin on June 18, 2021 at 10 am with a live presentation at the kickoff done by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com). Queen Quet has been a part of this program for over two decades.
Celebrate World Ocean Day 2021 while Advancing Climate and Ocean Action Through Art, Education and Outreach
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com), Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net) and Founding Member and Secretary of the Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association (www.GullahGeecheeFishing.net) will join partners of the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification in celebrating World Ocean Day via a virtual panel discussion.
It’s National Hepatitis Awareness Month
DHEC Offering Day of Free Testing
during National Hepatitis Awareness Month
Yeddi bout de Coota Dem @GullahGeechee
Giant loggerhead sea turtles, protected as a federally threatened species, nest during the spring and summer months on beaches from North Carolina to Florida. There are hundreds of turtle watch groups throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation especially within beach communities. They organize nighttime sea turtle walks in June and July.
Tune een fa yeddi frum Queen Quet, Chieftess of de Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com), Founder of de Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and Founding Member and Secretary of de Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association (www.GullahGeecheeFishing.net) crak e teet bout wha fa do bout de coota dem pun Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) (www.GullahGeechee.tv):
Jayn de @GullahGeechee fa Capitol Hill Ocean Week!
The CHOW 2021 conference will take place virtually from June 8th to 10th. CHOW 2021 will examine how exclusionary practices and systemic racism impact conservation, science, and policy; and how strengthening diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice will improve the sustainability of our ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. The CHOW 2021 program will explore the intersection of people and the environment and how we ensure that all communities have equal access to opportunities to maintain a healthy environment to live, learn, and work. The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is proud to be a sponsor/partner of CHOW 2021, and we’re excited to be part of this opportunity to build a more racially equitable and just movement for our ocean and Great Lakes. www.CapitolHillOceanWeek.org
Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Keynotes on A New Way of Being with Plants
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com), Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net) and Former University of Minnesota Winton Chair and Professor will present “De Earth da We: Gullah/Geechee Nation Plants and Healing Culturally.” This will be an interactive dialogue about the cultural heritage of the Gullah/Geechee Nation on the Sea Islands and the sacredness of plant life and how honoring the earth can heal the community.
Gullah/Geechee and Beaufort’s Comprehensive Plans
Gullah/Geechee Nation ♦ May 6, 2021 ♦ Leave a comment
Beaufort County and the Town of Bluffton in Beaufort County, SC are in the midst of receiving comments on their comprehensive plan drafts. It is critical that both are made aware of how critical it is to sustain and protect Gullah/Geechee sacred areas including burial grounds and family compounds. Sustaining these critical spaces not only assist with the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture, but also with the sustainability of the land that Gullah/Geechee families live on and feed themselves from. So, please take the time to join the supporters of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and members of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition by insuring that you get comments to this effect into Beaufort County by Friday, May 7, 2021 via http://www.EnvisionBeaufortCounty.com.
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