Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Events

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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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.

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Join Queen Quet of de @GullahGeechee in Closing out Global Adaptation Month

Join us for a global panel on Nature-based Adaptation Solutions. Tomorrow, April 28 at 12pm EST. DON’T MISS THIS! It will highlight work across geographies, habitats, and scales for #AdaptationMonth and Earth Day’s #RestoreOurEarth Nature-based solutions provide opportunities to restore ecosystems while also protecting human well-being and the built environment in the face of climate …

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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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Join Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation at the Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network (SOCAN) Townhall

The next Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network (SOCAN) Stakeholders Townhall is on 
April 21st at 11 am eastern time. The town hall will cover topics related to impacts of acidification on subsistence fishing and rural and indigenous communities, as well as non-traditional educational tools for these communities.

Join the event via this link:

 https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/174427157

The speakers will be Noelle Boucquey from Eckard College in St. Petersburg FL
and Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com).

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Keynotes for Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will be the keynote speaker for the Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities. For centuries, the Gullah/Geechee people have endured inequities and unfair treatment that have negatively impacted their quality of life. Queen Quet will present on how her people live an active life that supports overall healthy living. The traditional Gullah/Geechee lifestyle has led to many natives of the Sea Islands living into their 90s and 100s and still being viable active members of the community. She will tell you how public health advocates and community coalitions can work with the Gullah/Geechee people to increase access to healthy eating and active living resources and improve health outcomes.

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Who WEBE: The Art of Living Culture of the Gullah/Geechee

Come out to meet and support Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) at the Colleton County Farmer’s Market & Museum in Walterboro, SC on May 22, 2021 at Noon. Queen Quet will present “Who WEBE: The Art of the Living Culture of the Gullah/Geechee” and will do a book and CD signing following the presentation. She will be joined by Gullah/Geechee artist, Quadre’ Stuckey who will close out his Gullah/Geechee art exhibit that will be at the museum from May 17-22, 2021. Bring de famlee and yeddi who webe @GullahGeechee!

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Protecting Gullah/Geechee Sacred Grounds

The Gullah/Geechee Nation is seeing an onslaught of disrespect to sacred grounds from the Carolinas to Florida as newcomers seek to build along waterways and in historic areas. As a result, native Gullah/Geechees are coming together to call on the world to stand with us to protect these sacred areas and to honor the ancestors and family that have been resting in these sacred spaces.

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Zooming in on Healing Spaces

Tune in to the 38th episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability”  as  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) , Robin White, and Sufia Giza dialogue about healing spaces.  Tune in to learn how you can seek healing from within and create a space to expand on it.

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