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Gullah/Geechee Queen Quet Goes toUN

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation  ( www.QueenQuet.com) was the first Gullah/Geechee in world history to speak on behalf of her people at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.  Since 1999, she has represented her people at numerous UN conferences including the Oceans Conference, the Minority Forum, the Indigenous Peoples Forum, and COP22.  Due to her continued leadership in regard to human rights and climate change, she has been asked 

• to return to the United Nations for meetings regarding the human rights issues affecting the Gullah/Geechee

• to speak at the  Global Climate Action Summit which will bring leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.”   It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action.  It will also be a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries—supported by all sectors of society—that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement.

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• to visit Thailand where United Nations collaborators are already engaged in forwarding the Paris Agreement.

All of these activities will take place between September and December of 2018.   The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition ( www.GullahGeechee.net) is calling on all supporters of Queen Quet  and the Gullah/Geechee Nation  to financially support the cost of these travels that are part of the "Gullah/Geechee Save the Sea Islands World Tour" that Queen Quet  has been on since the beginning of 2018.  This annual tour helps to raise awareness and funds for the             on-going efforts to keep Gullah/Geechee culture alive and keep Gullah/Geechee people on their land.  

Sea level rise and other climate changes impacts are compounding the work to protect the Sea Island environment.  Yet, Queen Quet  is committed to this work daily.  Queen Quet  has successfully worked against offshore oil drilling and seismic gun use in the Atlantic Ocean and is actively engaged with global partners in reaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.    On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years and the Gullah/Geechee Nation  is working to achieve these goals during the International Decade of People of African Descent.   With your support, the Gullah/Geechee can insure that we have representation in the major planning and engagement activities to reach these goals and to insure that the Paris Agreement to protect the environment are achieved.   So, Tenki Tenki fa hep we send Queen Quet  ta de UN one mo 'gain!

www.QueenQuet.com
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Please read and share "Sustaining a Nation" by Queen Quet.

Tenki Tenki fa supportin sustainin Gullah/Geechee land & legacy!

https://gullahgeecheenation.com/2018/12/08/sustaining-a-nation-by-queen-quet-gullahgeechee/
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Tune in to this important message from Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation as she concludes the "Gullah/Geechee Save the Sea Islands World Tour 2018" in Thailand. Listen to the inspiration that she has obtained during her global journey and learn what you can do to assist with the vision necessary to sustain a nation.

www.QueenQuet.com
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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation ( www.QueenQuet.com) has been labeled "A Hero of the Great Outdoors" and is considered a global leader in regard to climate change, adaptation, and resilience. She concluded her "Gullah/Geechee Save the Sea Islands World Tour" by visiting some of Thailand's land conservation and agricultural education sites along with Kumar Goodwine-Kennedy and Kwame Sha. The information gained here will be added to that which Queen Quet has learned during the many other journeys she has taken in regard to these subjects and will inform the continued work that the Gullah/Geechee Nation will do as it works with global partners on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

You can view more images from the journey that your support helped to make happen at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010350254804&sk=photos&collection_token=100010350254804%3A2305272732%3A69&set=a.758125811209087&type=3&uploaded=77
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Tenki Tenki fa hunnuh support!

I just got back to historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation after a whirlwind day at the United Nations. I gained a great deal of insight in regard to the additional organs of the United Nations and the groups that work within it. We are seeking to partner with some of them to further advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

This week, I will have an opportunity to share some of the information from the lessons learned at the UN events during our screening of the documentary, "Protect" (which will take place on Wednesday evening on the island at the library ( https://www.eventbrite.com/e/protect-documentary-screening-tickets-49388381980?aff=eac2) and on Saturday on the coast of Hunting Island, SC during the Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival ( https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gullahgeechee-seafood-festival-2018-tickets-41539032364). I pray that you will be there to engage with me as I share the updates on the partnerships and progress that we are making due to your support of my UN related journeys.

I am looking forward to the final journey that I will take over seas. I have one month in order to raise the final $2K that is needed for that trip. Please share this info with your networks. I would greatly appreciate your continued support. I know that our continued collaborations will help to uplift not only my community, but the world!

Mi gwine be gladdee fa see hunnuh disya week ya!

Tenki Tenki fa hep mek sho de Gullah/Geechee voice git yeddi at de UN!

Peace and blessings,
Queen Quet
Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation
Founder, Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition
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