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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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Celebrating Barbados & De Gullah/Geechee Nation

Many 2020 celebrations were disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Amongst these were numerous return home to Africa celebrations and the 350th of Charleston, SC. These were scheduled to overlap with the 300th celebration in Barbados and the 20th Anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

As we have often had to do, the children of Mother Africa adapted quickly to the new circumstances that we were faced with. So, we took our celebrations to the global audiences that could not come to visit us. As a result, thousands of additional people have been able to partake of insights about the African Diaspora that they may not have been able to do so if traveling was required. Two such online engagements that linked people directly to celebrations that are held annually in the Gullah/Geechee Nation were the Carifest Virtual Summit and the Take a Stand fa Gullah/Geechee Land! #GullahGeechee2020 Telethon.

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee featured in “We the Women”

Tune in to the We the Women conversation between Post and Courier reporter Emily Williams and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com). Honoring the 100 years since the 19th Amendment was ratified giving women the right to vote in the United States.

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