To celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage, our annual mini conference and AGM 2018 will be on 22nd September 2018 at the Friends Meeting House, London and will focus on the crucial role played by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller women past, present and future in the campaign for rights and equality.
On Tuesday 15th May the ACERT Executive Committee decided to endorse the letter sent by Henry Chapman of the Gypsy and Traveller Coalition regarding these proposals. and I have just done this by filling in the online consultation form.
Denisa Gannon who participated in the Romed mediator training organised by ACERT, and spoke at our annual mini-conference in 2015 in interviewed for Guardian Society by Catherine Baksi.
The article illustrates the struggles she experienced to qualify as a solicitor and the level of commitment and perseverance required to qualify. She also speaks of the challenges faced by Roma in the UK in the run-up to Brexit.
Our Chair Rose McCarthy and a Vice-Chair Lisa Smith attended the premiere of Searching for the Travelling people, a documentary created by The Rural Media Company the hosts of The Travellers’ Times.
TTs Editor-at-Large Damian Le Bas goes on a journey to re-visit the people and places visited by BBC documentary maker Charles Parker and folk singers Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl connected with more than 50 years ago to create a new ballad for the modern Traveller. Romani and Traveller people featured in the film include an ACERT Vice-Chair Lisa Smith, Richard O’Neill, Billy Welch. Samson Rattigan, Delaine Le Bas and Jess Smith.