Tag Archives: food security

Rising Seas, Risings Temperatures and Rising Movement on the Sea Islands

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank has remained focused on accomplishing the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (UN SDGs) and continues to work with global partners to raise awareness via climate science in order to reverse the negative impacts of climate change on the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. The risings seas and rising temperatures that are being witnessed have consistently been documented while the world’s scientists seek the answers to what human behaviors can be altered in order to bring these things back into alignment and cause the environment to be balanced and the earth to be healed.

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Juneteenth Brings a Growing Culture to Stand for #GullahGeechee Land

Help stop another destructionment project from coming to the Sea Islands. They want to obtain 20,000 signatures on the “Stop the Destructionment at Bay Point Near St. Helena Island” petition by the end of June. Please sign here and share: http://chng.it/gcmmgqFq
Please donate to the Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund to help them reach $20,000 by July 2, 2020: https://www.gofundme.com/f/gullahgeechee-land-legacy-fund

Many amongst the thousands of people that tuned into the Juneteenth Drum Call for Justice donated to the campaign, signed the petition or sent contributions via CashApp to $GullahGeecheeNation and some did all of the above.

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#Juneteenth Drum Call for Justice

In observance of Juneteenth, A Growing Culture will host a daylong broadcast of The Hunger for Justice Series, celebrating Black voices and the fight for justice in the food system. The Juneteenth Broadcast will be held as a live event simulcast across AGC’s digital channels, with over a dozen presenters beginning with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com).

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I Been een de Storm So Long

Florence kept spinning faster and widening to show a commanding presence.  Yet, for her, that wasn’t enough.   The next things we knew, she was bringing other storms along with her too!  I posted on Facebook” We hafa end this stormy family reunion fa tru!”  Then folks that had never been in the storm wondered “What will ya’ll do?”  In response, my soul sang as my ancestors did:

“I been een de storm so long!

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Gullah/Geechee Foodways and Heritage Days

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Afroculinary Specialist, Michael W. Twitty (www.afroculinary.com) had a dialogue about the revolutionary nature of maintaining a cultural culinary legacy and how this relates to the roots of Gullah/Geechee culture.

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Speaks on Food Security & Traditional Knowledge

Green C of C, a student organization at the College of Charleston that is focused on environmental sustainability issues invited Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation to provide their keynote address for “Food Day” activities in 2012. Tune in to Queen Quet’s lecture and the question and answer period that followed the presentation here: …

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Cultural Celebrations Promoting Food Security and Food Safety

October is a month filled with celebrations in the Gullah/Geechee Nation beginning with Moja in downtown Charleston.  This year, the Gullah/Geechee Nation is engaging in the celebrations with an educational benefit to all the people surrounding food security and food safety in their area.   It all begins Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 5 pm …

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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 …

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Keynotes for the Chicago URBAANE Conference

Urban Resolutions Bridging African Americans to Natural Environments Presented by: Fuller Park Community Development At Chicago State University September 14, 2012 9501 S. King Drive 8:00am—5:00pm 2012 theme: “SUFFERING IN SILENCE: DISASTER PREPAREDNESS & FOOD SECURITY IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE” Keynote by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation The mission of the Fuller Park Community Development …

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