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Gullah/Geechee pun de International Day of de Mudda Language

From April 1, 1999 when I first entered the United Nations to July 2, 2000, native Gullah/Geechees exercised their right to self-determination by doing a one year long election to have me as de Head pun de Bodee of de Gullah/Geechee Nation. I bin too gladdee fa see how e stand by mi and push mi fa gwine on crakin mi teet fa allawe ebeewhey. Yet, in the midst of my numerous journeys around the world to represent my people, I was not made aware that the beginning of International Mother Language Day took place only months after I made world history by sitting in the honored circle of the United Nations and speaking in a language that is not a “major language of the world.” The cheers that I received by doing this made it clear that it was a significant thing that I had been led to do and many told me to never stop. I listened and like the students in Pakistan, I was willing to die for the cause of holding on to a major aspect of my culture in order to honor my ancestors and my elders who were degraded because they were blessed to be bilingual and were strong enough not to assimilate.

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Black Representation Amidst Systemic Racism

Tune in to the 31st episode of Zooming in on Sustainability as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) engages in a thought provoking dialogue with Dr. Amir Jamal Toure of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, “Wilmington on Fire” filmmaker, Christopher Everett of Speller Street Films about Black Representation Amidst Systemic Racism.

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Celebrating de Gullah/Geechee Culinary Legacy fa Black History Month

The Museum of Food and Drink and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival are presenting Migration Stories: Sustaining Gullah/Geechee Cooking Across Land and Sea, a virtual event that explores the foodways and cultural heritage of @GullahGeechee people. This will be the first in a series between MOFAD and the Folklife Festival exploring migration, food, and the transmission of knowledge in America. Tickets can be obtained at https://www.mofad.org/events/02032021/gullahgeechee for the February 3rd event and https://www.mofad.org/events/2021/0216/growingrice entitled GROWING RICE: A Migration Story from Seed to Plate. No doubt these events will feed minds and souls and folks will leave their screens wishing that they had a plate before them to feed their bodies as well.

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Re-igniting the Movement: Honoring US Majority Whip James E. Clyburn

The Gullah/Geechee Nation will be celebrating with Congressman Clyburn as The International Civil Rights Center & Museum will honor him for his work in civil rights and on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. We invite you to also obtain your ticket to be a part of this historic gala. Go to https://www.sitinmovement.org/2021-gala Be a part of Re-Ignite the Movement!

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De Gullah/Geechee Famlee Holy Days Virtual Party

Tune een ta de 28th episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” and join Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and de Gullah/Geechee Famlee fa e Holy Days Celebration. Cum fa celebrate wid we. Wednesday, December 16th at shree

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De Gullah/Geechee pun St. Helena Island via SaintHelenaGullahGeechee.com

“Disya da St. Helena” gwine bring hunnuh chillun riycha fa see who webe pun historic St. Helena Island, SC een de Gullah/Geechee Nation. It is truly a blessing to be able to assist people with a virtual visit through ourstory of historic St. Helena Island, South Carolina where I was homegrown in my Gullah/Geechee culture. • Queen Quet

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Zooming in on the Gullah/Geechee Story of St. Helena Island, SC

Tune in for the 27th episode of Zooming in on Sustainability” featuring University of Minnesota professors, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Dr. Kate Derickson. They unveil the St. Helena Island story map that the students in the “WEBE Gullah/Geechee” course created. Cum fa tek disya historic journee ta an Islandt wha trulee authentically Gullah/Geechee Wednesday, December 9th at shree.

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Gee ta de @GullahGeechee pun #GivingTuesday 2020

As we now approach Giving Tuesday, we want to make folks aware of why this is such an important day in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Giving Tuesday started in 2012 in the United States. It was founded by the 92nd Street Y nonprofit as a rallying cry to encourage people to donate to their favorite causes. The Giving Tuesday movement is now in over 70 countries including the Gullah/Geechee Nation. In 2019, $500 million was raised online. Charitable causes are in need of even more support this year due to the pandemic. So, we are calling on all of our supporters to make donations to these Gullah/Geechee fundraising efforts and to share the information with your networks

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Saving the Sea Islands from Sand Mines

Sand mining continues to be a controversial issue throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation. It is causing environmental harm and danger to numerous communities. We hafa stand fa save we Sea Island sand!

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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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