Category Archives: Emergency Resources and Storm and Disaster Preparation and Restoration

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.

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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

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Gullah/Geechee and Beaufort’s Comprehensive Plans

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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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.

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Protecting the Gullah/Geechee Nation Amidst the Flood Waters

Because equitable policy starts with elevating community voices, the American Flood
Coalition and the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management convened a
roundtable series with the leaders of eight CBOs, each representing a historically underserved
community affected by flooding including the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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Coastal Flooding and Preparedness Certificated Training Workshop

The Coastal Flooding and Preparedness Certificated Training Workshop will be hosted and sponsored by the Gullah/Geechee Sea island Coalition and Climate Central. Tune in for this 1 1/2 hour interactive training and learn about the Climate Central tools that will help you with flood warnings and learn about the mosquito tool. The flooding and affordable housing mapping will also be presented along with the risk finder tool. This engaging session will help us work to keep the coastal cultural heritage communities that we love above water.

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Cultural Sustainability and Who WEBE @GullahGeechee

Cultural Sustainability and Who WEBE @GullahGeechee will be an intergenerational interactive dialogue with leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation on April 13, 2021 at 3pm EST.

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Gullah/Geechee Land

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition was the first organization to exist in the world with the words “Gullah/Geechee” in its name. The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition has continued to work to keep Gullah/Geechee culture alive on the land in the Gullah/Geechee Nation since its founding in 1996. As a result of their efforts, they have gained not only members, but also international supporters. Gwine ta http://www.GullahGeecheeLand.com

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Queen Quet Standing for Earth and Environmental Justice

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) was the first Gullah/Geechee in world history to ever take the human rights issues of native Gullah/Geechees before the United Nations Human Rights Commission. Since April 1, 1999, she has continued to be a human rights, land rights, and water rights activist and is known the world over by the term that she coined for herself, “The Art-ivist.” It is natural fit for Queen Quet to be engaged in climate action with a myriad of others that are passionate about insuring the sustained health of Mother Earth which will thereby sustain cultural heritage communities like the Gullah/Geechee Nation which Queen Quet is the leader of. Due to the visionary leadership that Queen Quet shows, she has been invited to be a part of several earth justice and environmental events that will conclude Women’s Herstory Month.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation is part of #ClimateChangeMakers Environmental Justice Forum

Join Queen Quet of the @GullahGeechee Nation and other #ClimateChangeMakers at a Community Resilience in a Changing Climate Environmental Justice Forum on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 4 pm EST.

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