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S1E1: Who are the Gullah/Geechee People? EJ in Rural Areas

by Seven Scribes Editorial Board

We discuss environmental justice in rural areas with two key experts, including the elected leader of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

If God is willing and the creek don’t rise. But what if it does?

Enjoy #7on7 Season 1, where we discuss the environment and environmental justice! This season takes on pollution, climate change, crises like Hurricane Katrina, and policy decisions and explores how they threaten communities of color and marginalized communities.

Do you know who the Gullah/Geechee people are? This episode interviews Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee nation and Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. We discuss environmental injustices and rural areas, with a focus on the Gullah/Geechee people and climate change.

Find more about Queen Quet and the Gullah/Geechee here:
http://www.queenquet.com/
http://gullahgeecheenation.com/

And find more about Jacqui Patterson and the NAACP’s climate efforts here:
http://www.naacp.org/pages/climate-justice-initiative-about

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