Category Archives: Human Rights

Queen Quet presents “De Wata Bring We: De Gullah/Geechee Maritime Story”

Tune in to “Black in Marine Science” on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063782273312) or YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/blackinmarinescience) as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) presents the keynote address for “Black in Marine Science Week” entitled “De Wata Bring We: The Maritime Story of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.”

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HEADS UP @GullahGeechee! Comment on St. Helena’s MLK Drive

…several native Gullah/Geechees emphasized the point that the only way that we are to accept this is if we design in the way that we want it. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition made it clear that there is no sense in building something that is not sustainable. She made it clear that “It is not what you do, but how you do it.” There are resiliency efforts underway for historic St. Helena Island and any projects that are happening at the county level should all be done in a collaborative way that support the health of the island, its environment and the Gullah/Geechee people therein.

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Hilton Head Island’s Gentrified Genocide by Queen Quet of de Gullah/Geechee Nation

Due to the fact that the genocide is spoken of as “gentrification” in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, people do not look at the deaths of people. Instead, they solely focus on the displacement from land. They do not see that the displacement from land and disbursement of a people that live communally leads to the erosion / erasure / death of an ethnic group of people… I see “gentrified genocide” that makes those that receive a few dollars to get a house or change their house and get a car that they want ignore the fact that they are putting out family members as they sell off their inheritance.

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ART of Climate Action by Queen Quet of de @GullahGeechee

It appears that people are more intrigued with investments into what I sought to study when I was in college-artificial intelligence-than they are willing to invest in actual intelligence. There is a tremendous amount of actual intelligence in indigenous communities such as the Gullah/Geechee Nation that are also classified as “BIPOC” communities. Due to the assimilation tactics of white supremacy and its tool of operation-institutionalized racism, I caution you to very clear about “residents” versus “traditional cultural community members.” I represent Gullah/Geechee traditionalists not simply people born on the coast from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL. The traditionalists of the Sea Islands are the Gullah/Geechees that are the living embodiment of the terms that are consistently utilized and put into professional communities of practice as part of the tools being used to take climate action-adaptation and resilience.

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation to present at “Surge Sessions”

spark so that a flame of climate action would blazed throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation. She has continued to work with the Charleston Climate Coalition since the rally and is looking forward to “the climate action blaze that is going to burn on top of the risings seas and bring more light to the global climate crisis.”

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Yeddi We-NPR Focuses on the Gullah/Geechee and Rising Sea

As the United Nations Council of Parties gathered to discuss climate change and to strategize on how to address this. Grassroots activists and NGO leaders pushed for action and not just words from all parts of the globe. They want to insure that indigenous people and communities that are the once most negatively impacted by this anthropogenic crisis do not have their cultures further eroded by natural disasters nor plans made by political actors that do not have to live through what they have endured already. National Public Radio reporters heard the waves of the rising seas on the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and came to hear the people’s voices that are rising even higher than those sea levels. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) who presented for UN COP26 calls on you to tune in and yeddi we.

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Attend the Climate Heritage Network 2021 Annual General Assembly

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is a proud member of the Climate Heritage Network. Climate Heritage Network is pleased to announce that its 2021 Annual General Assembly (AGA) will be held on 1 November 2021 from 11:45am to 2:45pm British Time. 

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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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Queen Quet of de Gullah/Geechee Nation and Pioneers of Preservation

The first event of the Pioneers in Preservation series will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, located at 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Gullah/Geechee Nation luminary Queen Quet will deliver a thought-provoking, “edu-taining,” “histo-musical” performance highlighting Gullah/Geechee roots while focusing on the strength of tradition and the power of story through music.  Those arriving ahead of the presentation will be able to see the “Human Cargo” exhibition for FREE.

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