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Jayn de @GullahGeechee fa Capitol Hill Ocean Week!

The CHOW 2021 conference will take place virtually from June 8th to 10th.  CHOW 2021 will examine how exclusionary practices and systemic racism impact conservation, science, and policy; and how strengthening diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice will improve the sustainability of our ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. The CHOW 2021 program will explore the intersection of people and the environment and how we ensure that all communities have equal access to opportunities to maintain a healthy environment to live, learn, and work. The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is proud to be a sponsor/partner of CHOW 2021, and we’re excited to be part of this opportunity to build a more racially equitable and just movement for our ocean and Great Lakes.  www.CapitolHillOceanWeek.org

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Gullah/Geechee and Beaufort’s Comprehensive Plans

Beaufort County and the Town of Bluffton in Beaufort County, SC are in the midst of receiving comments on their comprehensive plan drafts. It is critical that both are made aware of how critical it is to sustain and protect Gullah/Geechee sacred areas including burial grounds and family compounds. Sustaining these critical spaces not only assist with the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture, but also with the sustainability of the land that Gullah/Geechee families live on and feed themselves from. So, please take the time to join the supporters of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and members of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition by insuring that you get comments to this effect into Beaufort County by Friday, May 7, 2021 via http://www.EnvisionBeaufortCounty.com.

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Keynotes on A New Way of Being with Plants

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com), Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net) and Former University of Minnesota Winton Chair and Professor will present “De Earth da We: Gullah/Geechee Nation Plants and Healing Culturally.”  This will be an interactive dialogue about the cultural heritage of the Gullah/Geechee Nation on the Sea Islands and the sacredness of plant life and how honoring the earth can heal the community.

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Join Queen Quet of de @GullahGeechee in Closing out Global Adaptation Month

Join us for a global panel on Nature-based Adaptation Solutions. Tomorrow, April 28 at 12pm EST. DON’T MISS THIS! It will highlight work across geographies, habitats, and scales for #AdaptationMonth and Earth Day’s #RestoreOurEarth Nature-based solutions provide opportunities to restore ecosystems while also protecting human well-being and the built environment in the face of climate …

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Zooming in on Being Anti-Racist

Tune in to the 39th episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability”  as  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) speaks with Holly Noon about “Being Anti-Racist.”  Tune in to this critical discussion and learn how to be part of a solution to a systemic problem.  

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Gullah/Geechee Nation and Ocean-Climate Leaders Joint Statement Issued During U.S. #ClimateActionWeek

The Gullah/Geechee Nation and United States national, state, tribal and municipal governments increasingly recognize the important relationship between climate and ocean change.  The ocean has absorbed large amounts of carbon dioxide and excess heat from fossil fuel combustion, making our ocean warmer, more acidified, more stratified and oxygen depleted. From oyster die-offs and coral reef bleaching to marine heat waves and harmful algal blooms, coastal communities in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, United States and around the world are feeling the effects on fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, and marine ecosystems that are important for sustaining jobs, coastal economies and cultures, indigenous ways of life, and feeding people.

Setting and achieving ambitious emission targets is the most important step in turning the tide of climate impacts on our ocean. And we know the ocean and ocean-based sectors can play a role.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Joins the US in 30×30 Climate Action Plan

Protecting 30% of US lands, ocean and water by 2030 is a part of the solution to address three major crises: the climate crises, inequitable access to nature and species loss, which are affecting quality of life, well-being and local communities. The goal also offers the opportunity to advance environmental justice by supporting the implementation of locally-led conservation efforts in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and US communities nationwide.

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Earth Day Activities @GullahGeechee

Many citizens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation have engaged in Earth Month by continuing the agrarian traditions that their ancestors passed down. Many others have started to engage in citizens science projects and academic field work that will help build capacity in regard to resilience and sustainability not only for the land and water, but also for our cultural heritage community. If haven’t yet participated in the events that were held virtually, join in these Earth Day activities with the Gullah/Geechee Family.

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Join Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation at the Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network (SOCAN) Townhall

The next Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network (SOCAN) Stakeholders Townhall is on 
April 21st at 11 am eastern time. The town hall will cover topics related to impacts of acidification on subsistence fishing and rural and indigenous communities, as well as non-traditional educational tools for these communities.

Join the event via this link:

 https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/174427157

The speakers will be Noelle Boucquey from Eckard College in St. Petersburg FL
and Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com).

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Protecting the Gullah/Geechee Nation Amidst the Flood Waters

Because equitable policy starts with elevating community voices, the American Flood
Coalition and the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management convened a
roundtable series with the leaders of eight CBOs, each representing a historically underserved
community affected by flooding including the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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