Spring begins and planting season takes place in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, opportunities to engage with Gullah/Geechee culture blooms. A series of events and celebrations highlighting the living legacy of the Gullah/Geechee will be taking place throughout SC.
International (World) Literacy Day has taken place annually on September 8th since 1966. Interestingly enough, I found myself reading the Paris Climate Agreement as the clock struck twelve to usher the day in. I wanted to insure that as I spoke for the “Rise for Jobs, Climate, and Justice Rally” that I covered the major points of what many countries of the world agreed to in order to emphasize what those of us that support the agreement believe. As I read, I had to take note of the fact that the rally to be held on International Literacy Day would encompass the theme of the day which is “literacy and skills development.” Both are crucial in our stand for jobs, climate, and justice.
On Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 9 am to Noon, the People’s Climate March takes its stand in South Carolina. Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice is a Global Day of Action. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Chuck Rhodes, Virginia Sanders and others from partner organizations will be the speakers for the day! The event in Columbia is being sponsored by Organizing For Action (OFA.us) which is a partner with Sierra Club, 350.org and many other organizations. This rally throughout the nation and world is building a movement as we move toward the Global Climate Summit in San Francisco, September 12–14.
The current US administration is attempting to overturn the the removal of the east coast from oil exploration and drilling. The Gullah/Geechee Nation is calling on all of our citizens and supporters to stand with us and our environmental partners as we rally to #StoptheDrill and the use of seismic guns off of our coastline!
Come out to enjoy the folk music of South Carolina as the McKissick Museum host
Saturday, August 22nd from 11am – 5pm
at the Horseshoe at the University of South Carolina (Bull and Pendleton Streets).
It is FREE, open to the public, and a family-friendly event!
Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun’s “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour” Makes Its Way Through South Carolina Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is a native of historic St. Helena Island, SC. Queen Quet who became the first Gullah/Geechee to ever speak before the United Nations on behalf of Gullah/Geechees in Geneva, …