Sustaining the Prosperity Of Island Communities: Cultural Traditions And The Environmental Legacy

Queen Quet is a global leader fighting to insure that resilience, adaptation, and climate change planning incorporates cultural heritage. She wants to insure that the economic prosperity of island communities is received by those that are native to these spaces instead of having those communities retreat as ‘climate refugees’ while others come in with large sums to rebuild in those spaces and then ‘sell” cultural tourism as part of the tourism industry.

Speaker

Queen Quet

Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine is a published author, computer scientist, lecturer, mathematician, historian, columnist, preservationist, environmental justice advocate, environmentalist, film consultant, and “The Art-ivist.” She is the founder of the premiere advocacy organization for the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition.
Queen Quet

Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation