Category Archives: Human Rights

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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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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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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Gullah/Geechee Burial Area Desecration

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net) is calling on you to view and share this video by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) showing the desecration of a Gullah/Geechee graveyard.

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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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Yenna Chirun House Seedin de Soil and de Minds

The Gullah/Geechee Angel Network is the official 501(c)3 non-profit organization for the Gullah/Geechee Nation. The work of this non-profit is directed by native Gullah/Geechees and serves the citizens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation via intergenerational programs. In order to make sure that future generations are fully knowledgeable of Gullah/Geechee culture and how to sustain themselves, our land ownership and our human rights, the Yenna Chiren House is being established in the Union Heights area of Charleston, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. http://www.GullahGeecheeAngelNetwork.com

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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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Black Women Founding Farmers

Tune in to the closing Women’s Herstory / Black Herstory Month edition of “Zooming in on Sustainability” honors the legacy of agriculture amongst Black women in honor of the work of Fannie Lou Hamer. Tune in to the 37th episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 3 pm EST as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) dialogues with Leah Penniman of Sol Fire Farms about Black women that founded their own farms and led agricultural and land retention movements.

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