Monthly Archives: June, 2021
Gullah/Geechee Join Major Action Against DOE’s Plutonium Pit Plans
Since 2019, advocacy groups have called on the U.S. government to fully examine the environmental, health and safety impacts of its plan to more than quadruple the production of plutonium pits, which are the triggers of nuclear bombs, in New Mexico and here in South Carolina. The government, however, has refused to consider the far-reaching impacts of this significant expansion of our nuclear weapon stockpile. On Tuesday at noon, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project launched a legal challenge on behalf of these groups to demand that the government take a “hard look” at this plan, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act.
Seed is Power! Jayn de @GullahGeechee fa de Global Seed Rally!
Seed is under attack. A small handful of the largest seed and agrochemical corporations in the world are working to strip farmers of their right to grow, save, sell, and exchange seed. Why? Because local, indigenous seeds are a threat to their monopolistic control of our global food systems. But across the continent, groups are fighting to reclaim the power of seed — to keep seed in the hands of the MANY, not the FEW. Next Saturday, June 26, we will have the opportunity to hear directly from those on the frontlines of this fight including Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com).
Managed Retreat? Resilience, Relocation and Climate Justice Keynote by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation
This virtual conference will address a range of scientific, social, policy and governance issues around managed retreat, also known as strategic realignment and planned relocation. A major emphasis will be on issues of environmental justice, in recognition that the people most impacted by decisions around retreat have a key role in these conversations. Therefore, they called on Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and a member of the Climigration Network and the Higher Ground Council of the Anthropocene Alliance to keynote for the event.
History of Environmental Racism & the Environmental Justice Movement Panel
Learn about the history of environmental racism in the United States and how the Environmental Justice Movement was born from Dr. Robert Bullard, often described as the father of environmental justice!
Dr. Bullard will give a presentation and then join our expert panel that includes Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) for a discussion moderated by Rev. Michael Malcom. We will take live audience question throughout the panel.