Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio Education Links

“Protect: Coastlines, Guns and Women in the Low Country” Focuses on the Gullah/Geechee

“Protect: Coastlines, Guns and Women in the Low Country” is a pilot episode of a series which highlights stories in local communities around issues of sustainability. These features are produced using film, photography and editorials to examine the challenges around meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the U.S. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, to protect the planet and to ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.  The Gullah/Geechee Nation is engaged with other nations of the world in insuring that the SDGs are accomplished.

Two Lane Films decided to interview Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and several of the citizens of Savannah, GA and other areas of coastal Georgia regarding their views on a number of topics related to their land and culture. 

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De Queen & De Chillun:  Gullah/Geechee Education for the Youth

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is continuing the Gullah/Geechee Save the Sea Islands Tour with a number of youth presentations in South Carolina.  On Juneteenth, she will present at the Metatonia Freedom School in North Charleston as part of their summer reading program series.   She will continue the journey by making her annual appearance at the Colleton County Memorial Library on Wednesday, June 20th at 10 am.   On Saturday, July 14th, Duke Energy is sponsoring her histo-musical presentations in Greenwood County, SC.  These presentations will take place from 10 to 11:30 at Weston Chapel with the afternoon session from 1:30 to 3 at Our Lady of Lourdes as part of the “Let’s Talk About Race” series.

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Realities of Reconstruction Conference to be held at the Reconstruction Era National Monument

Beaufort County is now the location of the new multi-site Reconstruction Era National Monument.  The “Realities of Reconstruction Conference” will engage those interested in learning more about this largely untold story of the initial steps taken into freedom by the formerly enslaved Africans.   Interactive sessions and films about the Reconstruction Era and the part that people of African descent played as well as how they suffered due to political and financial setbacks will all be part of the dialogues at the “Realities of Reconstruction Conference.”

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Stop the Spaceport on the Gullah/Geechee Coast!

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is standing with 100 Miles, Protect Cumberland Island, and many other individuals and groups in opposition to this spaceport being licensed and erected.  There are a number of negative environmental impacts that will take place that have not been fully examined nor considered in the environmental impact statement.  In addition to that, cultural heritage has been completely left out of consideration as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) made clear during her statement at the public hearing.

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May 2018 Celebrations in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Now that spring is in full effect, the days are definitely not wasted in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  In fact, this is the time for continued cultural celebration!   The Gullah/Geechee Nation is hosting events every weekend in May.  Bring de famlee and cum fa jayn we!

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Queen Quet of @GullahGeechee Celebrating National Park Week!

As much as I am celebrating National Park Week April 21st through 28th along with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, by traveling to national parks in the midwest and Great Plains, I am truly looking forward to people traveling to my home county to celebrate our national monument the first weekend of June when we host the “Realities of Reconstruction Conference.”  National Park Week is dubbed “as a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture.”   The Reconstruction Era National Monument and our conference that will explore the sites within it will allow the participants to celebrate the historic legacy and culture of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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WEBE Wakanda: Gullah/Geechee & Technology with Queen Quet

Join Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation at the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network’s “Tech Up Step Up” program as she presents “WEBE Wakanda: Gullah/Geechee & Technology.”  Come out and bring the family on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from Noon to 3 pm to the Lowcountry Alliance of Model Communities (LAMC).

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Sandy Island 1st Annual Community Cultural Event

Sandy Island Gullah Geechee Legacy & Development will host its 1st Annual Community Cultural Event on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 9 am to 5 pm.  The featured speakers will be St. Helena Island natives, Ron Daise and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  Queen Quet will present at Noon for this fundraiser.

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Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty 2018

For the second year in a row, the St. Helena Island Community Market family will honor the history of the Black bikers and pay tribute to them at “Gullah/Geechee Bike & Beauty.”  This family friendly biker event in celebration of “Biker Month” takes place on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 10 am to 3 pm.  Gullah/Geechee cuisine and items will be on sale while we Biker Shuffle and party to the mix by DJ Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions™ (AMP™).

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Public Hearings and Public Health in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

The Gullah/Geechee Nation is participating in National Public Health Week along with others throughout the United States April 2-8, 2018.   “Changing Our Future Together” requires an understanding of the various ways that we can support improving public health.  Each day of #NPHW has a different focus ranging from behavioral health and communicable diseases to injury and violence prevention and access to ensuring the right to health care and environmental health.  The Gullah/Geechee Nation has placed emphasis on the latter of the categories for the week given that improving and maintaining environmental health especially of the waterways.  Water quality, seafood safety and human health are the central focus of the work of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank.  This is a priority because without a healthy Gullah/Geechee Nation environment, the citizens will not be healthy.

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