Turning the tide of inequality conference speakers

Free day conference to discuss how Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities and ACERT should respond to the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee report Tackling inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

Saturday,  28th September 2019
9:30am – 4:00pm

Lecture Theatre One,
Kings College London,
Bush House,
30 Aldwych,
London WC2B 4BG

Agreed speakers

Lisa Smith ACERT chair Chair’s report and introduction to the day
Arthur Ivatts Education consultant and former schools inspector Review of the Women’s and Equalities Committee inquiry Tackling inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities’ recommendations.
Pauline Anderson Director of Learning and Skills at Derby County Council Gypsy Roma and Traveller Education: A Good Practice guide (produced by The Traveller Movement)
Lucy Hood & Vasile Sandu
St Matthews Primary school, Ipswich 
Innovative and successful ways St Matthews is working to improve outcomes for Roma children.
Nick Radu
Mentor and teacher
Inclusion of Roma children in East London schools
Chelsea McDonough
Masters student, Kings college
Gypsy Roma and Traveller experiences in Higher education
Tyler Hatwell

ACERT trustee and activist

Education for show people
Rose Wilson, Shaynie Larwood, Beatrice White Education activists in Cambridgeshire Delivering a broad range of information and services to Gypsies and Travellers
Nancy Prentice, Andrew Wilkie Prison Radio Association Making “On the road” podcast and its impact
Nicola Hay  PhD Candidate, University of the West of Scotland Talking to young Roma, Gypsy & Traveller people about careers
Colin Clark ProfessorSchool of Media, Culture and Society,University of the West of Scotland Building a campaign around the review conclusions.

Chrissie Browne 

ACERT Trustee and activist Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Student Lead in the Widening Participation Department at King’s College London.

The Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee inquiry Tackling inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, published in April, concluded that the government had “comprehensively failed” Gypsy Roma and Traveller communities in the UK.

ACERT absolutely agrees, but we are concerned that this report doesn’t gather dust like many before it. Therefore, we will be hosting a free conference to provide an opportunity for community members, professionals and activists to discuss the outcomes of the report and identify practical ways in which we can work together to turn the tide of inequality.

After a free lunch the afternoon will consist of interactive workshops with a focus on practice in action  examining good examples of youth engagement with Gypsy, Roma and Travellers in a wide range of settings.