Tag Archives: cultural heritage

Support Social Justice and Climate Action @GullahGeechee

A number of issues are facing the Gullah/Geechee Nation from sea level rise and other climate change impacts to an on-slaught of destructionment projects along the coast. All of this is taking place during hurricane season in the midst of a pandemic. So, we would appreciate your support and assistance with a number of things. We gladdee hunnuh dey ya fa yeddi we!

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Save Daufuskie Island, SC @GullahGeechee!

In my lifetime, I have celebrated with my Gullah/Geechee Famlee of Daufuskie Island, SC in Beaufort County, SC. I have also cried for and with them as their population dwindled from hundreds to a dozen folks living on the island permanently. Even from the other islands and the mainland, we continued to fight fa we fuss key.

Daufuskie already has historic ruins, do not allow a destructioneer to ruin Daufuskie! Tenki Tenki fa standin wid we @GullahGeechee!

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Zooming in on de Gullah/Geechee African Culinary Legacy

Tune in for the 16th episode of Zooming in on Sustainability” in celebration of National Rice Month featuring Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) in a dialogue with culinary expert, Michael Twitty. Michael Twitty of Afroculinaria is the author of “The Cooking Gene.” Tune een fa yeddi a tastee tak!

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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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Zooming in on Unions and the Legacy of Black Labor

Tune in for the 13th episode of Zooming in on Sustainability” featuring Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) in a dialogue with Kwame Sha and Elder Carlie Towne of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank in honor of unions and the Black labor legacy.

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De Will fa Keep @GullahGeechee Land

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) I have spent over four decades of my life fighting for Gullah/Geechees to maintain their land ownership. Over the decades, I have been deposed in numerous legal cases and we won all of them. I give thanks for the numerous lawyers that provided legal advice to …

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Zooming in on Living Authentically

Tune in for the fourteenth episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” for “Living Authentically” with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Sheronda Goodwine-Barksdale of “Authentically Your Expressions.” This episode will focus on life coaching and cultural legacy and how these are sustained by living authentically.

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Zooming in on Sea Level Rise and Cultural Heritage

Tune in for the thirteenth episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) dialogues with fellow Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank member, Dan Rizza of Climate Central. Climate Central has created several tools that focus on the impacts of sea level rise on coastal resources and sites. This episode will focus on how to use these tools and how sea level rise impacts the sustainability of cultural heritage.

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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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Zooming in on Gullah/Geechee Crafts and Cultural Sustainability

Tune in for the twelfth episode of Zooming in on Sustainability featuring Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition. Learn about the legacy of Gullah/Geechee crafts and how this contributes to cultural sustainability.

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