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“Protect: Coastlines, Guns and Women in the Low Country” Focuses on the Gullah/Geechee

“Protect: Coastlines, Guns and Women in the Low Country” is a pilot episode of a series which highlights stories in local communities around issues of sustainability. These features are produced using film, photography and editorials to examine the challenges around meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the U.S. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, to protect the planet and to ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.  The Gullah/Geechee Nation is engaged with other nations of the world in insuring that the SDGs are accomplished.

Two Lane Films decided to interview Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and several of the citizens of Savannah, GA and other areas of coastal Georgia regarding their views on a number of topics related to their land and culture. 

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Continuing Gullah/Geechee African Reconnections

As we traversed the roads through the valleys and then up into the mountains, I gave thanks for the strength of the women here that I saw hauling items on their backs on the dirt roads and herding the animals. They reminded me of my mother and the elder mothers of my island and all the hard labor that they had gone through while hauling babies on their backs and baskets on their heads as some of these women were also still doing. I thought about the many early mornings that I awoke and traveled fo dayclean ta de field. I could feel myself balancing my neck as I saw other women with the baskets on their heads the way I carried mine in the fields and how I still carry them on stages now around the world and bring out our continuing African traditions from them for groups of people that still want to learn how we thrived and survived.

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International Women’s Think Tank Seeds Grow STEM by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

As a women of science I truly celebrated the International Women’s Day 2014 theme “Technology Leadership in the 21st Century Global Economy.”  Throughout “Women’s Herstory Month,” I found myself in technological upgrades of the Gullah/Geechee Alkebulan Archive (www.gullahgeechee.net) which is the ONLY archive in the world totally dedicated to Gullah/Geechee history/herstory, language, traditions, and culture.  Such …

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Gullah/Geechee Women and the Traditions of Sea Island Waterways

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Sharon Fuller of University of California-Berkeley presented on the Gullah/Geechee seafood and waterways traditions at the Restore America’s Estuaries Conference 2012.  Tune in to the Gullah/Geechee TV coverage of this detailed examination of the central roles that Gullah/Geechee women play in keeping these traditions going and …

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