Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month 2021
Ef hunnuh ain yeddi who webe een de Gullah/Geechee Nation, den disya de time fa hunnuh lun frum we who webe. Jayn de Gullah/Geechee Famlee fa “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month!”
De Gullah/Geechee Nation gladdee fa e time fa disya! Queen Quet. Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, the Gullah/Geechee Nation Wisdom Circle Council of Elders, and the Gullah/Geechee Nation Assembly of Representatives are putting on shoutin shoes in order to celebrate “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month 2021.”
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The month will be launched at the “Gullah Moja Art Experience” reception on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 5 pm at the Cannon Street Theater in Charleston, SC.
The Gullah Moja Art Experience hosted by Queen Quet and Gullah/Geechee artist Quadré Stuckey will continue at the College of Charleston’s School of Science and Mathematics Courtyard at 202 Calhoun Street on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Noon. The event featuring spoken word, song, and the Gullah/Geechee language includes presentations by Lorraine Singleton, Dayclean de African Spirit, Elder Carlie Towne, and Georgia Nubia.
At 5 pm on Saturday, an ancestral tribute ceremony will be held at the Ancestral Burial Ground across from the Gilliard Auditorium in Charleston, SC. People are asked to bring Gullah/Geechee palmetto roses to lay in tribute at the site.
Sunday afternoon, the celebration moves south to close out the weekend with Gullah/Geechee business women and artists at the “Art, Sip & Shop” featuring Naturally Geechee and Ngome.
All month Gullah/Geechee owned and operated businesses and pop up shops will be highlighted via @GullahGeechee on Twitter and Instagram and will be posted at www.Facebook.com/GullahGeecheeWEBE . Make sure to follow and financially support.
This month long annual celebration will continue with “De Gullah/Geechee Virtual Praise House” on Sunday evenings at 6 pm via Zoom. Follow www.GullahGeecheeNation.com to receive notices with the Zoom links when they are posted. These spiritual sessions will provide words of upliftment and nourishment for the souls of the Gullah/Geechee and African Diasporic Famlee.
On Monday evenings at 7 pm, tune in to Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio to hear critical updates and Gullah/Geechee ourstory. Also, subscribe for FREE to www.GullahGeechee.tv to see the Gullah/Geechee broadcasts that will be part of the monthly programming.
Throughout the month, funds will be raised for the Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund. People can donate online via CashApp $GullahGeecheeNation or GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/f/gullahgeechee-land-amp-legacy-fund
Those that want to contribute in person should attend “A Gullah/Geechee Afternoon at Geechee Grub.” Queen Quet will make a special appearance in Savannah, GA to raise funds for the fund and for the East Savannah Community Committee.
Throughout the month, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition will host a number of community engagement events on the land. They will continue to educate people about the importance of continuing the land and the legacy in the face of numerous negative environmental impacts brought on due to climate change. Some of these issues will be covered during the Gullah/Geechee Chamber of Commerce‘s “Gullah/Geechee Environment & Energy Conference” which will be held as a hybrid event. For more information and registration, go to: https://hopin.com/events/gullah-geechee-environmental-energy-conference?fbclid=IwAR2cfe4DV6cXi5FN0EFflLWI2TZXefoFh-GC2VoyIdnsxqgecGcahyF0YMI. If you would like to sign up to volunteer to work on some of the on-going environmental projects with the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, go to www.GullahGeecheeLand.com. You can also become a member of the organization via that link.
Folks should also support the efforts of the official 501(c)3 of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network. Come out and support some community fun and make a donation at the Yenna Chiren House during “Poetry on de Porch” Friday, October 29th.
Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month will conclude on October 30th on historic St. Helena Island, SC at the Towne-MacDonald School site as the community gathers with the elders to honor them and bring together the Gullah/Geechee Famlee.
Disya gwine be a time! Celebrate “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month” wid we ND yeddi who webe!
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