Tag Archives: Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy

Celebrating 20 Years of de @GullahGeechee Nation and e Queen

As Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2020 rapidly approaches, town after town and county after county from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL are issuing proclamations for the #GullahGeechee2020 celebration.  The media is also connecting with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) to not only promote the celebration, but to talk with her about her two decades long reign as Queen.

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#GullahGeechee Giving Tuesday

Due to the massive financial losses due to COVID-19, the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s leaders are calling on all of our supporters to assist with contributing to and sharing the on-going “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund” link during #GivingTuesday on May 5, 2020.

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Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund

Recently, global media has published stories and shown news reports regarding the displacement of Gullah/Geechees from their homeland. This media attention caused thousands of people to request that the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation create this GoFundMe Campaign so that they can support the efforts of helping the land retention amongst the Gullah/Geechee:

https://www.gofundme.com/gullahgeechee-land-legacy-fund

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Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition Celebrates 20 Years with #GullahGeechee2020!

To celebrate 20 years at the premiere advocacy organization for Gullah/Geechee people worldwide, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition will host twenty different events as a part of #GullahGeechee2020. These events will also be part of their continued celebration and commemoration of the International Decade of People of African Descent.

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De Conch Wha Gwine on een de @GullahGeechee Nation Edition

De Conch is the international ezine of de Gullah/Geechee Nation. Een de Wha Gwine on Edition, hunnuh kin yeddi bout tings wha gwine on disya summa and fall een de Gullah/Geechee Nation. This edition provides information on a number of Gullah/Geechee fundraising projects and how you can support them. Learn about the events taking place and come out with your family. Ef bout we hunnuh wan kno den yeddi de conch da blo!

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Come by Here Lawd!: Gullah/Geechee Spiritual Journey

As I stood in the place of the outpouring, “Bethesda Christian Fellowship” on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, I saw the Spirit of GOD filling the space and moving through the congregation. I could feel the presence of those that are now in the realm of the ancestors that had been a part of this congregation and used to sing, “Come by Here Lawd!”

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Gullah/Geechee Land, Legacy, Access, and Sustainability

As I engage in the work on behalf of my people, one of the consistent questions over the years has been one regarding access issues in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and in the more recent years, the questions have also been about sustainability of the Gullah/Geechee Nation which brings us full circle to “saving the Sea Islands.” The environmental encroachment due to overbuilding that has been brought into the Gullah/Geechee Nation (and is not an outgrowth of native vision nor design) is now met with the rising seas and a myriad of climate science issues that continue to negatively impact the waterways and shoreline which lead to negative impacts on the quality of life for Gullah/Geechees. It also affects the continuation of our cultural traditions and the protection of cultural heritage assets. In the face of it all, we are “resilient.”

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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 Discusses Retaining Gullah/Geechee Resources

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) provided a keynote address at Charleston’s Sottile Theater in Charleston, SC regarding Gullah/Geechee Resources.

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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month and How #BlackGivingMatters

During August 2015, the Gullah/Geechee Nation celebrated “Black Philanthropy Month” by calling on supporters worldwide

• to become members of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net)

• donate to the official 501(c)3 of the Gullah/Geechee Nation which is the “Gullah/Geechee Angel Network” (www.gullahgeecheeangelnetwork.com)

• donate to the “Save Gullah/Geechee Land!” campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/panafricanfamilyem
• donate to the “Save Gullah Homes for Gullah Families” fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/savinggullahhomes

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