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Stop I-526 Extension from Destroying the Gullah/Geechee Nation!

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition has stood in opposition to the expansion of I-526 onto the Sea Islands of Charleston County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation for close to a decade! We have successfully opposed this in a myriad of ways along with others that do all that we can to #Nix526! We are calling on you to send in letters from around the world to help us stop this destructionment project! Write in and tell them to choose “NO BUILD!” Protect the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s Sea Islands!

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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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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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Honoring the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s Media Mavens

I thought we would be remissed if Black Herstory Month came to a close without sounding the drums and truly honoring these outstanding media mavens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. We celebrate every honor that each one of them receives and we thank them for the care with which they present our stories. GAWD bless up all dees ya SiStars fa tru! We appreciate each and every one of you and all that you do to make sure that the world knows of ourstory. Hunnuh da bless up allawe! Keep shining brightly!

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Charleston County, SC @GullahGeechee Focusing on Climate Action

In 2020, we stood with the Charleston Climate Coalition to make you aware of James Island Town Council in South Carolina deliberating about the climate emergency here in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, Charleston County Council will now take on this issue by considering a Climate Action Resolution and we need you all to write to Charleston County Council and tell them to VOTE YES on the Climate Action Resolution! The comments need to be sent to public-comments@charlestoncounty.org by 6 pm on Tuesday.

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Zooming in on Cultural Heritage Linguistically @GullahGeechee

Tune in for the 25th episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 3 pm as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) talks with Dr. Jessica Berry about the Gullah/Geechee language and sustaining cultural heritage linguistically. They will discuss Dr. Berry’s Gullah/Geechee language journey, career, and book.

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Zooming in on Gullah/Geechee Resistance and Spirituality

Tune in for the 22nd episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) interviews Gullah/Geechee Resistance Artist, Brother Nizar. They will discuss artistic expression, spirituality, and how these are aspects of Gullah/Geechee Resistance.

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Celebrating the Legacy of Black Labor this Labor Day

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) entered into a dialogue with Elder Carlie Towne, the Minister of Information for the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions™ (AMP™) about the history of Black labor and Black people in labor unions. They not only dialogued about the Brotherhood of Pullman Porters, they also discussed the International Longshoreman’s Union, the Communication Workers of America, and the historic Charleston Hospital Workers Strike and 1199.

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Help Save the @GullahGeechee Communities of Phillips and 7 Mile

Once again, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is partnering with the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League and also with Charleston Moves to protect the Gullah/Geechees of Mt. Pleasant, SC. Unfortunately, the roadway plans depicted in the documentary are now slated to take place. If they are to go forward, Highway 41 would run straight through Phillips and there wouldn’t be any sound barriers to stop the further disruption of the quality of life for the native Gullah/Geechees on family compounds in Phillips and Seven Mile. This would further lower the quality of life for the folks that are able to continue to stay on the property that would remain after the highway is directed through it. The others will have to figure out where they will live since they will be displaced.

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Gullah/Geechee Soul of the South

In this histo-musical presentation, Queen Quet educates the world about a number of musical artists and songs that people have heard around the world and how these emerged from Gullah/Geechee soil and souls. Put on hunnuh dancin shoe and tune een fa yeddi disya fa tru!

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