As we now approach Giving Tuesday, we want to make folks aware of why this is such an important day in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Giving Tuesday started in 2012 in the United States. It was founded by the 92nd Street Y nonprofit as a rallying cry to encourage people to donate to their favorite causes. The Giving Tuesday movement is now in over 70 countries including the Gullah/Geechee Nation. In 2019, $500 million was raised online. Charitable causes are in need of even more support this year due to the pandemic. So, we are calling on all of our supporters to make donations to these Gullah/Geechee fundraising efforts and to share the information with your networks
Tune in for the 20th episode of Zooming in on Sustainability” on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 3 pm EST featuring a dialogue between Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe focused on Daufuskie Island and photography. They will discuss the historical legacy of the Sea Islands and how seeing this through a camera lens can bring new audiences to support cultural heritage and the communities that sustain them.