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#GullahGeechee Stand at Hands Across the Sand

On Saturday, May 21, 2016, Oceana, Don’t Drill Lowcountry, and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, (SACE), hosted a Hands Across the Sand event on Folly Beach, at which members of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition joined over a hundred others to join hands as a visual display of “drawing a line in the sand” to show support for the federal government’s recent decision to cancel plans for Atlantic offshore drilling, and also to increase awareness about the threat of seismic airgun blasting off the East Coast.

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Hands Across the Sands in the @GullahGeechee Nation

The 7th Annual Folly Beach Hands Across the Sands on Saturday. May 21st will begin with a press conference at 11:45 a.m. and will feature comments on the subject of offshore drilling from Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin, Reverend Jeremy Rutledge, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, and other community leaders.

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No Oil Drilling Off the #GullahGeechee Coast!

It is for the future generations of the Gullah/Geechee Nation that I rise daily to do the work that GOD has charged me to do even when there are times when there may be only one Gullah/Geechee voice in the room that I am headed to. If I am that one Gullah/Geechee I know that the past generations want me to speak. I know that I would have done my mother a disservice if I didn’t continue to go to these meetings and protests even when she could not come along. I know that we all will do Mother Earth a disservice if we do not begin to take care of her as she feeds us. We are not going to eat the money when we cannot get seafood from our waterways or vegetation from the land. So, like mama said, some things you need to “leave alone!” However, standing for our rights is not one of the things that I will leave alone!

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Gullah/Geechee Leaders Join Activist Actors on Capitol Hill

Ted Danson, Kate Walsh and Sam Waterston have joined coastal leaders including Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) in Washington, D.C. to urge President Obama to abandon his plan to open the Atlantic Ocean to industrial offshore drilling for the first time in U.S. history.

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Don’t Drill Off the Gullah/Geechee Coast Ripples Like Waves as Climate Week 2015 Begins!

They stood together to once again say, “Don’t drill!”

Oil exploration off our coast will harm seafood, but that’s not all it will kill

The Gullah/Geechee culture is inextricably tied to the sea

Which is why “Don’t Drill” is the mantra in GA, NC, and SC!

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Oppose Oil Drilling on the Gullah/Geechee Coast! Help protect the Sea Islands!

Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank, and the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s leaders are calling on all citizens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and our supporters worldwide to write into to oppose oil drilling and seismic gun testing along the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia!

Deadline for public comments is March 30, 2015! http://www.boemoceaninfo.com

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From the Gulf to the Gullah/Geechee Nation-Do Not Drill! Stop the Oil Spill!

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition has been hosting screenings of the film, “Come Hell or High Water” to educate people about the destructionment that came to Turkey Creek in Mississippi which holds a parallel history to many communities and townships in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.   At the conclusion of the film, the community of Turkey …

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Gullah/Geechee ALERT! Stop Permits for Seismic Gun Activity Off Our Coast!

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) is standing with Oceana to protect the Gullah/Geechee Nation‘s coast!  There is a push to begin exploring the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast to see if there could potentially be the presence of oil.  (Oceana released a report entitled “Offshore Energy by the Numbers” which you can also obtain here: http://oceana.org/publications/reports/offshore-energy-numbers) …

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