Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio Education Links

Gullah/Geechee Rise Up for Climate, Jobs and Justice!

On Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 9 am to Noon, the People’s Climate March takes its stand in South Carolina.  Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice is a Global Day of Action.  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Chuck Rhodes, Virginia Sanders and others from partner organizations will be the speakers for the day! The event in Columbia is being sponsored by Organizing For Action (OFA.us) which is a partner with Sierra Club, 350.org and many other organizations. This rally throughout the nation and world is building a movement as we move toward the Global Climate Summit in San Francisco, September 12–14. 

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Gullah/Geechee Save the Sea Islands Tour Takes Queen Quet to Global Climate Action Summit for Climate Heritage Mobilization

Organizers for the Climate Heritage Mobilization at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit which will be held in San Francisco, CA September 12 to 14 realize that heritage has the power to help communities make the #ParisAgreement a reality.  At the #ClimateHeritage Mobilization @ #GCAS2018, cultural heritage community leaders from around the world are uniting to the show the way. One of these leaders will be Queen Quet who has been invited to California by the governor of that state.  She will be part of the Global Climate Action Summit which will bring together state and local governments, business, and citizens from around the world to showcase climate action taking place, thereby demonstrating how the tide has turned in the race against climate change and inspiring deeper national commitments in support of the Paris Agreement.

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Tune in to the annual Labor Day edition of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio to learn of the history of the labor movement as it relates to Gullah/Geechees and other people of African descent.  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) challenges what has taken place in “right-to-work” states and how the wages and opportunities therein have remained so low that this continues to contribute to the movement against wage slavery and the battle for many native Gullah/Geechees to be able to afford to hold on to their land. 

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Contributing to the #GullahGeechee Culture for the Future

The achieving of the fundraising goals for these projects will assist the leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation with continuing the daily work that is done.  This work exemplifies the Black Philanthropy Month theme for 2018 “For the Culture For the Future.”

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Support Yenna Chiren House

During Black Philanthropy Month 2018, the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network launched its fundraiser for a cultural learning center called “Yenna Chiren House” which will be located in Charleston County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  In order to help them reach their goal for the restoration of the building which will house this institution, please contribute at

http://www.GullahGeecheeAngelNetwork.com. 

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Gullah/Geechee Queen Quet Gwine Back ta de UN

Sea level rise and other climate changes impacts are compounding the work to protect the Sea Island environment.  Yet, Queen Quet  is committed to this work daily.  Queen Quet  has successfully worked against offshore oil drilling and seismic gun use in the Atlantic Ocean and is actively engaged with global partners in reaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.    On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years and the Gullah/Geechee Nation  is working to achieve these goals during the International Decade of People of African Descent.   With your support, the Gullah/Geechee can insure that we have representation in the major planning and engagement activities to reach these goals and to insure that the Paris Agreement to protect the environment are achieved.   So, Tenki Tenki fa hep we send Queen Quet  ta de UN one mo ‘gain!   

Please contribute to this aspect of the “Gullah/Geechee Save the Sea Islands World Tour”  at https://www.gofundme.com/gullahgeechee-queen-quet-goes-toun

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Oyotunji Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2018

Alase Oba Adefunmi Adejuyigbe proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2018” in the Kingdom of Oyotunji. He presented Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) with the proclamation during a private ceremony in the village. Asé.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ 2019

De Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ 2018 celebrated the historical connections between Barbados and the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  The celebration and reconnection will continue in Barbados as the festival family journeys there in June 2019.  So, ef hunnuh wan go, stay tuned ta http://www.GullahGeechee.info!

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South Carolina Celebrates #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week 2018

The South Carolina coast has been celebrating “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” since it began in the City of Charleston in 2012.  As usual, every county that makes up the South Carolina Lowcountry excluding Horry County has participated in proclaiming the celebration.   

The celebration was launched in Florida this year for the first time at the Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at American Beach.  It will culminate in Charleston with the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ once again.  This year the celebration is themed “Disya da Gullah/Geechee!”

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Georgia Celebrates #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week

The Coastal Empire and the Golden Isles are glowing from the richness of the Gullah/Geechee traditions, heritage, and culture that are being celebrated there again this year.  Chatham, Glynn, and Liberty County once again led the way in proclaiming “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” again this year!

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