May 19th is “Lupus Awareness Day” which takes place annually during May which is “Lupus Awareness Month.” On May 10th which was “World Lupus Day” the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank partners at the Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) MUSCLE program held “Lupus Patients Day.” On an on-going basis, they work with people to determine whether or not they have lupus and if they do, they can remain a part of the MUSCLE program and work toward finding a cure for this chronic autoimmune disease that ravages different parts of the body.
The Gullah/Geechee Nation’s leaders are concerned about lupus and have been looking at the preventative measures that can be taken by examining environmental and dietary triggers amongst their people. This is a major concern because lupus occurs two to three times more frequently among African Americans, Asians, Hispanics/Latinos, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans than among Caucasians.
The Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank invites you to bring out the family for a day of interactive environmental engagement to protect cultural heritage. Advance registration is required and the event is FREE.
St. Helena Island, SC native Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) celebrated the 17th anniversary of being the first Gullah/Geechee to ever speak before the United Nations in Genevé, Switzerland on behalf of Gullah/Geechees by continuing to work to keep the culture alive. She and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) which she founded in 1996 in order to insure that Gullah/Geechee traditions and landownership would continue celebrated the conclusion of another successful “Gullah/Geechee Nation Volunteer Month” and invites the community to the landmark St. Helena Branch Library to events for healing the community and continue Gullah/Geechee culture.
Cum fa yeddi frum we bout Gwine ta de Wata: Gullah/Geechee & Sea Island Sustainability at de 4th Coastal Cultures Conference at de St. Helena Library!
Come join the
Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition
the Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) Hollings Cancer Center staff
St. Helena Branch Library on historic St. Helena Island in the Gullah/Geechee Nation
Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 11:30 am to 4 pm
for a FREE training session for community facilitators in cancer education. Pre-registration is required. Email GullGeeCo@aol.com.
The Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank has been blessed to be able to convene a cadre of doctors that have been working within the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation on numerous environmental and human health studies. The outcomes of these studies and how the Gullah/Geechee population can be an active part of healing processes has become central to our interactions and our discussions. So, I felt blessed and impressed to emerge from another enlightening engagement with several of our MUSC community outreach partners to see a banner that indicated that it was “National Public Health Week.”
Medical University of South Carolina Department of Public Health Science South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute Multicultural Student Advisory Board Student National Medical Association SEMINAR “Cultural Collaboration Pun de Gullah/Geechee Coast” PRESENTED BY Queen Quet Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) returns to MUSC to discuss how …
Mary Moultrie was one of the leaders of the Charleston Hospital Workers’ Strike. She led approximately 400 workers off their jobs at what was then the Medical College of South Carolina Hospital and the nearby Charleston Memorial Hospital in 1969. This group which was predominately Black and Gullah/Geechee women were seeking better working conditions and …