Category Archives: Environmental Justice

Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Shares Stories from the Frontline of Sea Level Rise on NPR’s Science Friday

Tune in to your local NPR station at 3:06 p.m. EST TODAY or to https://www.sciencefriday.com/radio/ to hear Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and others members of the Anthropocene Alliance’s Higher Ground leadership share their stories on Science Friday

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Groups Fire Back at Feds’ Move to Dismiss Plutonium Pit Lawsuit

Public interest groups shot back at the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration’s attempt to suppress a lawsuit seeking a comprehensive environmental review of the agencies’ plans to produce large quantities of nuclear bomb cores, or plutonium pits, at DOE sites in New Mexico and South Carolina.

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Join the Carolinas’ Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation & EPA Administrator Michael Regan for “Stories of Culture and Adaptation”

EPA Administrator Michael Regan launches this event with a special message recognizing the 10th Anniversary of the Global Change Fellows program. Regan’s message will be followed by a Gullah/Geechee greeting from Chieftess Queen Quet, and then a panel discussion focused on how climate change has impacted marginalized communities. The panel will also highlight the need for diverse voices in climate change conversations and narratives, and cultural conservation/adaptation/resiliency in distinct communities.

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation & Climate Heritage Network presents for the United Nations COP 26

The twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC will be hosted by the United Kingdom, in partnership with Italy. The summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. More than 190 world leaders will participate, along with tens of thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses and citizens for twelve days of talks. Queen Quet will present as part of the Climate Heritage Network on November 2, 2021 at 9 am EST. Those that would like to see the presentation should register at: https://cop-resilience-hub.org/. 

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Stop I-526 Extension from Destroying the Gullah/Geechee Nation!

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition has stood in opposition to the expansion of I-526 onto the Sea Islands of Charleston County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation for close to a decade! We have successfully opposed this in a myriad of ways along with others that do all that we can to #Nix526! We are calling on you to send in letters from around the world to help us stop this destructionment project! Write in and tell them to choose “NO BUILD!” Protect the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s Sea Islands!

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WEBE Gullah/Geechee: Collaborating for Social and Environmental Justice!

This panel discussion explores tensions and opportunities when communities and university-based researchers collaborate. Based on a decade-long collaboration between Queen Quet, the Chieftess and Head of State of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Kate Derickson, faculty member in Geography, Environment and Society, the panel will include a discussion of the model for effective collaboration and communication, strategies for including students in engaged research, and tools and techniques that have been useful throughout. We will also explore the complex historic relationship between Gullah/Geechee Nation and the University of Minnesota and how that conditions the ethical terrain of collaboration.

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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month 2021

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.” 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.

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Git Rooted Wit We @GullahGeechee! Support Global Reforestry Part 4

As I took in the passion and power of this global interfaith community and listened to the small collective efforts that were being done, I could immediately see the cumulative impact that this would have if we amplified these ideas of positive global micro-changes on a daily basis instead of simply having folks pay attention to catastrophe and disaster during the news cycle or via their newsfeeds. Instead of focusing on what town flooded today, what would happen if we flooded people’s minds with the healing things that they could do for the earth and how they could leave something that would benefit the next generation through a small action like obtaining and planting a tree and/or donating a dollar to help someone else in the world to do the same?

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Gullah/Geechee Stop Sand Mining on Daufuskie!

Daufuskie Island Property owners and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition are celebrating after thwarting a 3.9-acre sand mine in the center of the island and near historically and culturally important Gullah/Geechee buildings, burial area, and landmarks.

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Zooming in on Interfaith Climate Action & Reforestry

Tune in to the 41st episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability”  as  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is joined by South Carolina Interfaith Power & Light leaders Alecia Brewster and Fareeha Qazi.  Tune in to learn about the SCIPL Global Tree Project (www.SCIPL.org/Global-Tree-Project).

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