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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.

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Queen Quet of Gullah/Geechee featured on Seven Scribes Radio

If God is willing and the creek don’t rise. But what if it does?

Enjoy interviews with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program where we discuss the environment and environmental justice! This season takes on pollution, climate change, crises like Hurricane Katrina, and policy decisions and explores how they threaten communities of color and marginalized communities.

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Equitable Community Engagement in Adaptation and Disaster Preparedness

The inaugural National Adaptation Forum took place in Denver, Colorado.  The concept of “adaptability” and “resilience” is now taking a national and international stage due to the environmental issues related to climate change.  As these discussions take place and planning is done for the futures of communities, there are often segments of society that are …

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