Tag Archives: Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank
Zooming in on Autoimmune Disease and Women’s Health
Tune in to the 36th episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) speaks with Dr. Diane Kamen of the Medical University of South Carolina about autoimmune disease and women’s health as well as the environmental work of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank.
Zooming in on Environmental Justice
Tune in for the 26th episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) talks with Dr. Ryan Thomson of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank about environmental justice on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 3 pm.
Zooming in on Unions and the Legacy of Black Labor
Tune in for the 13th episode of Zooming in on Sustainability” featuring Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) in a dialogue with Kwame Sha and Elder Carlie Towne of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank in honor of unions and the Black labor legacy.
Zooming in on Dismantling Racism
Tune in for the eleventh episode of Zooming in on Sustainability” for a dialogue between Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Dr. Melissa Hargrove of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank. They will discuss “Dismantling Racism.” Learn the dynamics of how race was constructed. Anything constructed can be deconstructed.
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.
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.
Zooming in on the Coast Through a Legal Lens
Tune in for the second episode of Zooming in on Gullah/Geechee Sustainability for a dialogue between Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Amy Armstrong of the South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) (www.SCELP.org) on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 3 pm EST.
Saving the Sea and the Sea Islands
As World Oceans Day 2019 approaches, we pray that the tide of continued support against seismic gun testing and offshore drilling continues to rise higher and flood out this issue permanently.
#GullahGeechee #Culture4Climate #ProtectOurCoast #SaveOurOcean #StoptheDrill
Sustaining a Nation by Queen Quet @GullahGeechee
When I started out doing this work over almost 4 decades ago, no one else used the term “Gullah/Geechee” and now it is a hashtag unto itself. I was led to put the two words together in order to unify my people who had been separated by those that truly sought to destroy our spirits and exploit our abilities in the process. The fortunate reality is that there are people around the world that now know of the existence of #GullahGeechee history, heritage, and culture. However, the unfortunate thing is that due to the saturation of the entertainment and tourist markets with storytelling and misleading representations via museums, replicated sites, non-Gullah/Geechee operated events, tourism agencies, and now even museums that seek to exploit grant money, the work that the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and the leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation are doing has become that much more difficult.
Public Hearings and Public Health in the Gullah/Geechee Nation
The Gullah/Geechee Nation is participating in National Public Health Week along with others throughout the United States April 2-8, 2018. “Changing Our Future Together” requires an understanding of the various ways that we can support improving public health. Each day of #NPHW has a different focus ranging from behavioral health and communicable diseases to injury and violence prevention and access to ensuring the right to health care and environmental health. The Gullah/Geechee Nation has placed emphasis on the latter of the categories for the week given that improving and maintaining environmental health especially of the waterways. Water quality, seafood safety and human health are the central focus of the work of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank. This is a priority because without a healthy Gullah/Geechee Nation environment, the citizens will not be healthy.