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It’s National Hepatitis Awareness Month
DHEC Offering Day of Free Testing
during National Hepatitis Awareness Month
Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Keynotes for Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will be the keynote speaker for the Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities. For centuries, the Gullah/Geechee people have endured inequities and unfair treatment that have negatively impacted their quality of life. Queen Quet will present on how her people live an active life that supports overall healthy living. The traditional Gullah/Geechee lifestyle has led to many natives of the Sea Islands living into their 90s and 100s and still being viable active members of the community. She will tell you how public health advocates and community coalitions can work with the Gullah/Geechee people to increase access to healthy eating and active living resources and improve health outcomes.
Black Women ReNew You
Tune in to the 35th episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com), Sheronda Barksdale of Authentically Your Expressions, and Khetnu Nefer of A Soulful Touch Wellness share on healing and spiritual renewal in celebration of Black Herstory Month.
The Healing Power of the Great Outdoors
The pandemic has shown that nature is our refuge in this time of crisis. The Center for Disease Control emphasizes being outdoors as the preferred way to avoid the virus if we must get together. But the reduction of transmissibility is not the sole benefit of being outdoors and in America’s wild places: Medical professionals recommend it for the mental, physical and emotional benefits. Tune in to the 31st episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 3 pm EST as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) discusses the Healing Power of the Great Outdoors with environmental diversity advocates Audrey and Frank Peterman of Diverse Environmental Leaders.
Support @GullahGeechee Businesses during #BlackBusinessMonth
There are many Black owned businesses, but fewer Gullah/Geechee owned businesses throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation. In order to keep the community safe, we are not promoting taking tours at the present time. However, that does not preclude folks from being able to support a number of other Gullah/Geechee companies that are operating restaurants and e-commerce sites. Disya da Black Business Month and Black August, so tek sum time fa support de bizness wha trulee Gullah/Geechee. Tenki Tenki!
Yeddi bout Being Naturally Geechee
Tune in to Episode 8 of “Zooming in on Sustainability” as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation speaks with Olubusola Abeena Adebonajo about “Being Naturally Geechee.” Abeena is the proprietor of “Naturally Geechee.” Tune in to hear about the entrepreneurial journey.
Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio Resonating the Signs and the Sounds of the Times
Over the many years that this broadcast has aired, it has presented the history and current events in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and also celebrated the continuation of Gullah/Geechee cultural traditions. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and through the days of the on-going protests over the lives of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, Queen Quet has continued to share the details of the stories that continue to unfold in these changes times.
Gullah/Geechee Safe and Healthy
Part of my blessing has been sitting on community committees with partners at MUSC-the Medical University of South Carolina. My first steps into that institution happened over two decades ago when I was asked to come and do a keynote address for mental health professionals. I was to assist them with cultural competency since they had to work in the Gullah/Geechee community. The Q & A that day was as life changing as my presentation for the APHA. The dialogue gave me insight into the vast differences that people of various cultures have regarding stability and how that balance is to be maintained. Some continually seek outside measures through pleasure, drugs-legal and illegal, thrill seeking or risk taking and others go seeking inside spiritually, but sometimes miss the mark and think that is also an external action. Thus, they walk into and out of churches, synagogues, mosques, and locations of spiritual rituals unchanged and off balanced. I was there to help the doctors to be more receptive to overstanding spirituality and the Gullah/Geechee community and how this helps with mental stability. It was about trust. Trust in GOD. Trust in spirit. Trust in who is delivering the message. Trust in their cultural legacy as it relates to who is bringing the message.
Corona Chronicle 1 by Queen Quet
As everyone that has encountered me is well aware of, I greet people with “Peace.” In the midst of the global panic due to the pandemic, I have watched that word evolve in my existence and surround me and keep me within that peace. Yes, “Peace be still.” I continue to speak and live that statement unlike those that I see encroaching on the peace of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
Toxic Dangers Threaten Gullah/Geechee Nation Community Meeting To Be Held October 10th
The Atlantic Ocean has sustained the Gullah/Geechee people for hundreds of years. The African ethnic groups and indigenous Americans, who formed the Gullah/Geechee Nation, have kept their fishing and agrarian culture alive in spite of threats from coastal development, pollution and climate change.
Now the Gullah/Geechee Nation faces the existential threat of toxic chemicals being set free off the shores of their ancestral home in the South Carolina and Georgia Sea Islands.