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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month 2022

For those that are intrigued by the traditions of native Gullah/Geechees, there are two major times of year that folks should engage in the events and postings of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” takes place from the final Saturday in July until the first Sunday in August annually and “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month” which is October. A series of events hosted by native Gullah/Geechees takes place throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL are held annually. The celebrations combines online posting via http://www.Facebook.com/GullahGeecheeWEBE, @GullahGeechee on IG and Twitter, @GullahGeecheeNation on TikTok and releases of new programming on http://www.GullahGeechee.tv and Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio with live in person events.

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Celebrating Black Freedom in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Gullah/Geechee citizens stood for their human right to self-determination over two decades ago and declared their own nation on the very lands where their ancestors had not only previously been enslaved, but where they fought for their freedom through uprisings including the Stono Rebellion and the Denmark Vesey Rebellion and the US Civil War. The concepts of self-determination and self-sufficiency have been consistent in certain Gullah/Geechee families and communities. This is why Gullah/Geechee culture has been able to continue to exist in spite of all the efforts that have been and continue to be done to water down and ultimately assimilate and eliminate the cultural heritage traditions in what is now the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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Gullah/Geechee Human and Land Rights: Ending Racism and Injustice to Bring About Environmental and Cultural Equity

Join Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition for a joint meeting of the Unitarian Church in Charleston’s Racial Justice Coordinating Team and Green Sanctuary Team. 

The evening will allow the audience to engage in an interactive dialogue at the Unitarian Church of Charleston’s Gage Hall on May 20, 2022 at 7 pm centered on “Gullah/Geechee Human and Land Rights: Ending Racism and Injustice to Bring About Environmental and Cultural Equity.”

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Fa Mama Dem een de Gullah/Geechee Nation: A Legacy of Gullah/Geechee Female Freedom Fighters

Every Women’s Herstory Month / Black Women’s Herstory Month, I reflect on the blessed harvest of knowledge that GOD has allowed me to cultivate by not simply reading about or watching videos of these powerfilled Gullah/Geechee female freedom fighters. I give thanks for the abundant harvest that has been part of my life because they each saw fit to plant seeds of knowledge into my mind and soul. They showed me tools to use at the right time to cut out things that would not be beneficial nor uplifting to me or to the movement for the rights of women, Black people and especially those that are Gullah/Geechee. They knew how and when to cut just as my mother does and all her mothers before her did. I am thankful that they placed the knife in my hands in the field.

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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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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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