Monday 28th October – Queen Quet: “The Reality of Being Gullah/Geechee.”

12.30 to 2.30 pm. Creative Innovation Zone (ME 414), Media Factory, Kirkham Street, PR1 2HE (Sat-Nav/mobile maps postcode PR1 1JN). The event is free, but please register on Eventbrite by clicking on this link.

Celebrating Black History Month at UCLan, the Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR), in conjunction with the Lancashire Research Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX) and the School of Humanities and Global Studies, is proud to present:

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/ Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com)

Queen Quet, the elected Head-of-State and spokesperson for Gullah/Geechees, is on a “Healin’ de Land World Tour” to raise funds and awareness on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, which is situated on the Sea Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the southeastern coast of the United States. In her interactive histo-musical presentation, she will provide information on how this unique ethnic group of people of African and indigenous American descent have either been left out of history books or misrepresented in fictional films and books. Gullah/Geechees are proud people of African descent who have maintained their own unique language, music, foodways and traditions. Their way of life is currently under threat from the effects of climate change, including increasing intensity of hurricanes and sea level rise. Queen Quet will take us on a journey through their cultural history, the continuing legacy of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade, human rights and their current stand to stay on their land.


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