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World Literacy Day and Climate Literacy

International (World) Literacy Day has taken place annually on September 8th since 1966.  Interestingly enough, I found myself reading the Paris Climate Agreement as the clock struck twelve to usher the day in.  I wanted to insure that as I spoke for the “Rise for Jobs, Climate, and Justice Rally” that I covered the major points of what many countries of the world agreed to in order to emphasize what those of us that support the agreement believe. As I read, I had to take note of the fact that the rally to be held on International Literacy Day would encompass the theme of the day which is “literacy and skills development.”  Both are crucial in our stand for jobs, climate, and justice.

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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.

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Culture on the Vine: Gullah/Geechee Muscadine

In the Gullah/Geechee Nation, the continuation of cultural traditions on the land is still a major issue.  The traditionalists have long since realized that without our land, we do not have a culture much less a home.   So, we continue to fight to maintain land ownership, combat environmental dangers, and to continue the economic empowerment of family members upon the land.

In Nesmith, which is on the western boundary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation in South Carolina, there are miles of acres of land lined out in cotton and soybeans.  Suddenly down a long dirt road, you find a vineyard in the midst of it all. 

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Gullah/Geechee Rise Up for Climate, Jobs and Justice!

On Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 9 am to Noon, the People’s Climate March takes its stand in South Carolina.  Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice is a Global Day of Action.  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Chuck Rhodes, Virginia Sanders and others from partner organizations will be the speakers for the day! The event in Columbia is being sponsored by Organizing For Action (OFA.us) which is a partner with Sierra Club, 350.org and many other organizations. This rally throughout the nation and world is building a movement as we move toward the Global Climate Summit in San Francisco, September 12–14. 

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Support Yenna Chiren House

During Black Philanthropy Month 2018, the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network launched its fundraiser for a cultural learning center called “Yenna Chiren House” which will be located in Charleston County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  In order to help them reach their goal for the restoration of the building which will house this institution, please contribute at

http://www.GullahGeecheeAngelNetwork.com. 

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Oyotunji Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2018

Alase Oba Adefunmi Adejuyigbe proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2018” in the Kingdom of Oyotunji. He presented Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) with the proclamation during a private ceremony in the village. Asé.

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Gullah/Geechee Angel Network Yenna Chiren House Fundraiser

In order to reach out to the community and to reach the $5K fundraising goal, the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network has called on Star 99.7 Radio personality, Savannah to host an afternoon of poetry, music, and cuisine at the Gullah/Geechee owned “Hannibal’s Kitchen.”  Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 6-9 pm.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ 2019

De Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ 2018 celebrated the historical connections between Barbados and the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  The celebration and reconnection will continue in Barbados as the festival family journeys there in June 2019.  So, ef hunnuh wan go, stay tuned ta http://www.GullahGeechee.info!

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South Carolina Celebrates #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week 2018

The South Carolina coast has been celebrating “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” since it began in the City of Charleston in 2012.  As usual, every county that makes up the South Carolina Lowcountry excluding Horry County has participated in proclaiming the celebration.   

The celebration was launched in Florida this year for the first time at the Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at American Beach.  It will culminate in Charleston with the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ once again.  This year the celebration is themed “Disya da Gullah/Geechee!”

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WCBD TV Celebrates with the #GullahGeechee

WCBD-TV featured Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions – AMP (www.AMPTurnItUp.com) on their “News at 2” program. They discussed the “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ which they founded. The event will be held in Charleston, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation again this year.

http://www.GullahGeechee.info
http://www.GullahGeecheeNation.com

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