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Using Artistry fa Support de @GullahGeechee

In one of the most trying times that the world has ever seen, people from all walks of life have come together to support each other as human beings and to support the cause of dismantling racism by sharing the truth. Many of these individuals have also decided that the best way to support the BIPOC communities is via financial support so that the economic wealth gap can be closed and the BIPOC communities and families therein can be sustained. Fortunately, a number of organizations and individuals have stepped up to join and support the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition in the efforts that it has led for over two decades.

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Culture, Climate Change, Preparedness and Equity Amidst the Rising Sea @GullahGeechee

More oft than not, the dialogue and discussions about hurricanes and climate change have taken on the scope of devaluing locations financially in order to justify where funding and other resources will be directed during emergency responses and the restorations that follow. Given that many of us that live on the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation are part of a major tourists destination, we bear the burden of being capitalized on by many people of other cultures that see this area and any information that they can obtain about Gullah/Geechee traditions as tools to exploit the culture and the area for financial gain. The gated, suburbanized, resort, and gentrified properties are used to calculate the value of damage that would come after a storm hits or major flooding takes place. However, the value of the cultural heritage in these locations is not measurable via metrics and formulas. Therefore, the priceless nature of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is not something that de cumya comprehend.

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Black Folks Land Legacy Conference in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

The “Inaugural Black Folks Land Legacy Conference” is being sponsored by the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) in celebration of their 20th Anniversary as a part of a series of events that they are hosting for the “International Decade of People of African Descent.”

The “Black Folks Land Legacy Conference” is an interactive three day session on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation which is a predominately Gullah/Geechee owned and operated Sea Island.

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation: “We are Not an Island” featured in Sojourners Magazine

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is featured in the July 2014 edition of Sojourners Magazine. Read the full article here->http://sojo.net/magazine/login?nid=55651 Tune in to hear Queen Quet discuss some of the things that Gullah/Geechees are faced with to keep their culture alive:

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Cultural Competency in the Midst of Environmental Injustice and Environmental Racism

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) Since its inception in 1996, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) has focused on numerous environmental protection and restoration issues along the Intercoastal Waterway of the Sea Islands and Lowcountry that comprise the Gullah/Geechee Nation.   Whether on a local, state, or federal level, we have witnessed …

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