Tag Archives: Daufuskie Island
Gullah/Geechee Stop Sand Mining on Daufuskie!
Daufuskie Island Property owners and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition are celebrating after thwarting a 3.9-acre sand mine in the center of the island and near historically and culturally important Gullah/Geechee buildings, burial area, and landmarks.
De Conch #GullahGeechee2020 Recap Edition
Digging Out the Community: Sand Mining in South Carolina
Sand mining has become a major issue on many of the Sea Islands in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and in mainland communities of South Carolina. In order to further educate the public at this topic and the current battle to stop mining from taking place in Daufuskie Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League is hosting a panel discussion on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 11:30 am.
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
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!
Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe and Queen Quet to Discuss Daufuskie Island @GullahGeechee on Zooming in on Sustainability
Tune in for the 20th episode of Zooming in on Sustainability” on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 3 pm EST featuring a dialogue between Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe focused on Daufuskie Island and photography. They will discuss the historical legacy of the Sea Islands and how seeing this through a camera lens can bring new audiences to support cultural heritage and the communities that sustain them.
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!
Queen Quet Gwine Bak Daufuskie pun Gullah/Geechee TV!
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) returned to Daufuskie Island, SC to interview Michael Bedenbaugh of the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation about the restoration of homes in the Gullah/Geechee Nation for the Gullah/Geechee families of the island.
Disaster Preparedness and Food Security in the Face of Climate Change
by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) I recently had the honor of being invited to deliver a keynote address at Chicago State University. I was part of a group of passionate people from the Fuller Park Community Development Corporation. Brother Michael Howard, the CEO and Founder of Fuller Park Community Development …