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Stop I-526 Extension from Destroying the Gullah/Geechee Nation!

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition has stood in opposition to the expansion of I-526 onto the Sea Islands of Charleston County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation for close to a decade! We have successfully opposed this in a myriad of ways along with others that do all that we can to #Nix526! We are calling on you to send in letters from around the world to help us stop this destructionment project! Write in and tell them to choose “NO BUILD!” Protect the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s Sea Islands!

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WEBE Gullah/Geechee: Collaborating for Social and Environmental Justice!

This panel discussion explores tensions and opportunities when communities and university-based researchers collaborate. Based on a decade-long collaboration between Queen Quet, the Chieftess and Head of State of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Kate Derickson, faculty member in Geography, Environment and Society, the panel will include a discussion of the model for effective collaboration and communication, strategies for including students in engaged research, and tools and techniques that have been useful throughout. We will also explore the complex historic relationship between Gullah/Geechee Nation and the University of Minnesota and how that conditions the ethical terrain of collaboration.

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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.

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Gullah/Geechee Land

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition was the first organization to exist in the world with the words “Gullah/Geechee” in its name. The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition has continued to work to keep Gullah/Geechee culture alive on the land in the Gullah/Geechee Nation since its founding in 1996. As a result of their efforts, they have gained not only members, but also international supporters. Gwine ta http://www.GullahGeecheeLand.com

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Stop the King Tract Mine from Destroying Gullah/Geechee Land

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is calling on you to stand with the citizens of Awendaw, SC to stop the King Tract Mine from destroying Gullah/Geechee land. Please stop and sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/town-of-awendaw-stop-king-tract-mine-in-awendaw

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Queen Quet Standing for Earth and Environmental Justice

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) was the first Gullah/Geechee in world history to ever take the human rights issues of native Gullah/Geechees before the United Nations Human Rights Commission. Since April 1, 1999, she has continued to be a human rights, land rights, and water rights activist and is known the world over by the term that she coined for herself, “The Art-ivist.” It is natural fit for Queen Quet to be engaged in climate action with a myriad of others that are passionate about insuring the sustained health of Mother Earth which will thereby sustain cultural heritage communities like the Gullah/Geechee Nation which Queen Quet is the leader of. Due to the visionary leadership that Queen Quet shows, she has been invited to be a part of several earth justice and environmental events that will conclude Women’s Herstory Month.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation is part of #ClimateChangeMakers Environmental Justice Forum

Join Queen Quet of the @GullahGeechee Nation and other #ClimateChangeMakers at a Community Resilience in a Changing Climate Environmental Justice Forum on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 4 pm EST.

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Zooming in on the Fight for Indigenous Rights

Tune in to the 34th episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) discusses the fight for indigenous rights with Paulette Blanchard. These ladies are part of the Rising Voices that have shared in the movement to protect and continue indigenous cultural heritage and protect the environment through it.

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Do NOT Let Spaceport Camden Lift Off @GullahGeechee!

It is critical that the general public bring awareness to this issue as soon as possible. Stakes are already so high and it is our responsibility as allies to help our Gullah/Geechee brothers and sisters protect their environment and culture. This is a matter of commercial action vs. cultural preservation and continuation and it is our responsibility to hold leaders accountable.

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The Human Element SC Interfaith Film Screening and Discussion

Join us for the Human Element Film Screening and Discussion as South Carolina leaders from the faith, political and education sectors and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation come together to evaluate our relationship with the natural world and to determine how South Carolina can work to restore balance.

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