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Zooming in on Sea Grant and the Sea Islands

Tune in for the 17th episode of Zooming in on Sustainability as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) dialogues with Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank member, Rick DeVoe about the work of Sea Grant and the Sea Islands.

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Fighting to Keep Alive a Cultural and an Ecological Family

While the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora is broad, the Gullah/Geechee Nation is the political, cultural and spiritual home of the Gullah/Geechees today–and it faces an uncertain future due to overdevelopment, sea level rise, and worsening storms.

Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine is Chieftess and Head of State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition. She has been working to keep Gullah/Geechee culture, language, and traditions alive while also fighting for human rights and self-determination for her people.

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Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association Files a Motion Against Bay Point Destructionment

The Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association seeks to intervene in the appeal related to a developer’s plans to build a so-called “eco-resort” on Bay Point Island, a pristine and untouched barrier island at the mouth of Port Royal Sound. The Motion to Intervene was filed Wednesday by Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank members of the South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association.

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St. Helena OPPOSES Bay Point “Six Senses” Resort Destructionment

Gullah/Geechee people have been displaced by resort destructionment time and time again and they are now having to deal with increased erosion and climate change impacts due to these types of places. Bay Point is critical to the ecological balance of the Sea Islands including St. Helena Island. Tune in to hear how the community stood up in OPPOSITION to this proposal. An online petition has garnered support from around the world in OPPOSITION as well: http://chng.it/gcmmgqFq

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Keynotes at C of C

Join us for the FIFTH annual Sustainability Week coming up April 4th-9th at the College of Charleston! Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will be the keynote speaker Monday, April 4th at 4pm in the Stern Ballroom.

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