Gullah Geechee Language Preservation Fund

Wha going on yall,

Dis Akua and Chris, we are the founders of Da Geechee Experience,

Geechee Experience is an online movement preserving our Gullah Geechee language + culture by utilizing technology.  We launched Geechee Experience in January 2019 and we have reached over 1 million people and have gained over 60,000 followers on all social platforms combined. When we started this platform/ movement we did not expect it to grow as fast as it did. Now that this movement is here we need your help to keep it going.




According to the Linguistic Society

"When a community loses its language, it often loses a great deal of its cultural identity at the same time." 

Gullah Geechee is an African American creole language also known as Sea Island Creole and English Based Creole by linguists. Gullah Geechee was created by West and Central Africans who were kidnapped and forced to work on southern plantations.  Gullah Geechee is a combination of different African and Caribbean languages with a few English influences. Unfortunately, our beautiful language is stigmatized and misunderstood as broken English, slang and improper English. Due to this misunderstanding, Gullah Geechee speaking children and adults are discriminated against and incorrectly labeled as having a learning disability or language deficiency. In reality, Gullah Geechee speakers are bilingual and bidialectal. 



The funds will go towards preserving our Gullah Geechee language and dismantling Anti- Black Linguistic Racism 

Anti-Black Linguistic Racism was coined by Dr. April Baker-Bell and is described as  "The linguistic violence, persecution, dehumanization, and marginalization that Black Langauge- speakers experience in schools and everyday life" 



How can you help preserve the Gullah Geechee language and dismantle Anti-Black Linguistic Racism?

* This fund will assist us in the continuation  of creating online resources for Gullah Geechee language to increase advocacy and awareness 

* Language Documentation: to preserve and revitalize Gullah Geechee language 

* Language Education: to increase awareness and decrease the negative attitudes about Gullah Geechee language

*Langauge Technology  to advocate for change by using social media and other platforms 

* Langauge Materials: to protect Gullah Geechee speaking children in the classroom do not see their language represented in academic materials 

90% of our videos were recorded on our cellphones. 

Your contribution helps us to upgrade our resources and improve our content

We Preciate  Yall

To learn more about our work and to follow our journey visit our website 

www.Geecheeexperience.com 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geecheeexperience/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeecheeExperie1?s=09

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfol4NdIjOk&feature=youtu.be

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeecheeX/

Donations

  • Arturo White 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Nicole Anderson  
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Christian Keeve 
    • $5 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Brandi Sellers 
    • $25 
    • 10 mos
See all

Organizer

Geechee Experience 
Organizer
North Charleston, SC
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