Cultural Competency, Collaboration & Environmental Equity in Adaptation: Island and Sea Living Examples of the Gullah/Geechee

Cultural Competency, Collaboration & Environmental Equity in Adaptation: Island and Sea Living Examples of the Gullah/Geechee

Organizer: 
Queen Quet Marquetta L Goodwine
Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition
Time Slot: 
Working Groups and Trainings 1
Session Type: 
Training
Abstract: 

Members of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank will provide an interactive training session that incorporates the traditional knowledge of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and current electronic tools that they are using to engage the Sea Island community. This multi-disciplinary group teaches ways to collaborate that insure cultural competency and equity in adaptation. In the face of sea level rise, increasing intensity of hurricanes, and other effects of climate change, this group has been able to increase community capacity and engagement amongst the indigenous population in adaptation planning and continued resilience. There are a variety of strategies that research teams have successfully employed, and there are also some common pitfalls to avoid in order to build research communities and co-produce knowledge. Participants in this interdisciplinary interactive training will come away with the tools that they can use to successfully co-produce knowledge and provide equity in their adaptation strategies.

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Co-organizers:

Astrid Caldas, Union of Concerned Scientists
Kate Derrickson, Univeristy of Minnesota
Dan Rizza, Climate Central
Glenda Simmons-Jenkins, Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Committee of Northeast Florida