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Jasper County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation

June 20, 2017

Queen Quet Receives Jasper County Gullah/Geechee Nation Proclamation

Jasper County Council in South Carolina presented Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) with a proclamation in honor of “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2017.”  Jayn we fa disya July 29-August 6, 2017 een de Gullah/Geechee Nation!

 

Jasper County Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Proclamation 2017

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Literacy Celebration

August 17, 2016
Gullah/Geechee Nation Literacy Celebration!
International Literacy Day at the St. Helena Branch Library
September 7, 2016 Noon to 6:30 pm
 

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General stated “Literacy is a foundation to build a more sustainable future for all.”  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is an author that is a native of St. Helena Island, SC.  She is the only Gullah/Geechee to have been taped at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.  This was done during the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights when she was asked to come to a United Nations Conference at UNESCO Headquarters and was filmed telling the human rights story of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
Queen Quet is a global literacy advocate that is standing with other world leaders in forwarding the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which includes Sustainable Development Goal 4 that aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.  So, to that end, she will host the“Gullah/Geechee Nation Literacy Celebration” which is part of the “Gullah/Geechee Living History Series” at the St. Helena Branch Library at 6355 Jonathan Francis Drive on historic St. Helena Island, SC on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from Noon to 6:30 pm.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of International Literacy Day and UNESCO is celebrating it under the banner “Reading the Past, Writing the Future”. International Literacy Day 2016 celebrates and honors the past five decades of national and international engagement, efforts and progress made to increase literacy rates around the world. It also addresses current challenges and looks to innovative solutions to further boost literacy in the future.
Fifty years ago, UNESCO officially proclaimed 8 September International Literacy Day to actively mobilize the international community and to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies.  So, the “Gullah/Geechee Nation Literacy Celebration” will begin before the day that the entire international community will join in this annual celebration.  The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is encouraging people to come in and meet the authors and purchase and check out books on the 7th and then have family, library, school, and community center read-ins on September 8th and 9th.  They are also encouraging aspiring writers to come to the St. Helena Branch Library to learn about the book publishing technology and software that is available to the community between September 7th and 9th.
Authors on September 7th will include Queen Quet, David Grimm, Lynn Bryant, Shiela Martina, and JD Horn.  Special guests readings will also be done from the works of Heyward Inabinett and Mary Alice Monroe.  Come out to enjoy the history, biographies, and the novels that each of these authors has been inspired to write due to their connections to Gullah/Geechee cultural heritage and traditions.  For the schedule of readings and dialogues with the authors, email GullGeeCo@aol.com or call (843) 255-6486.
 
“Support the legacy of the Gullah/Geechee by continuing to promote literacy!”

#GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation is the Talk of the Town!

August 2, 2016

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) was featured on WHHI’s “Talk of the Town” to discuss “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” and how it is celebrated Beaufort countywide.  Every township within Beaufort County, SC including Hilton Head Island, SC which is where WHHI is located, has been participating in the celebration for the past four years.  Yeddi disya fa kno how hunnuh kin be paat ob de “Celebration of Self-Determination!”

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Beaufort County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

July 31, 2016

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Beaufort County, SC was the first county in history to proclaim “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” countywide four years ago.  St. Helena Island native, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) was presented with the proclamation for the 2016 countywide celebration during the county council meeting:

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Cum fa Juneteenth at de Jepson wid de @GullahGeechee Famlee!

June 1, 2016

It’s the oldest celebration of its kind commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. This year, Savannah’s Telfair Museums will mark its tenth annual Juneteenth Jubilee.

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11415514_10204692252172354_7963589473113164798_oThe two-day event spotlights the Gullah/Geechee culture.  It begins June 9 at 6 pm with a lecture by Dr. Emory Shaw Campbell and culminates June 11 from 1 pm to 4 pm during ‘Free Family Day’ at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts.  Historic presentations will be done by historian Dr. Amir Jamal Toure, percussionist David Pleasant, and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

The Second Annual Juneteenth Artist of the Year Award will be presented to local artist Arthur “Artie” Milton.

All Juneteenth events are free and open to the public. Click here for more information or call:  912-790-8800.

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