Come and join us to celebrate Romani and Traveller women’s achievements past and present. The free event will take place on Saturday 22nd September 2018 10-4pm at Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ. Continue reading “Women activist conference – last call”
To celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage, our annual mini conference and AGM 2018 will examine the crucial role played by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller women in the campaign for rights and equality.
Saturday 22nd September 2018, 10-4pm
Friends Meeting House
173 Euston Road
Welcome and registration
|Margaret Wood and Sue Mutter|
|10:00-10:15||Opening remarks and chairs report|
|10:15 10:35||Romani and Traveller women’s activism past and present.||Jeremy GRTHS & Lisa Smith|
|10:35- 10:55||‘Take us as we are’ short film and performance||Liza Mortimor|
|10:55- 11:15||Her Inspirational Journey to advocacy and success||Sindy Joyce|
|11:15 – 11:35||‘Women in the circus’ short film||Dr Dea Birkett (Women Circus Proprieteurs)|
|11:35 – 11:55||Mother & daughter activists and Lawyer||Mania Malik & Natasha Malik|
|11:55 – 12:15||Gypsy Roma Traveller Women’s Empowerment Network||Christina and Tina Purcell|
|12:15 – 12:35||Janie Codona *|
|13:30-14:00||ACERT Panel discussion||Hazel Marsh , Siobhan Spencer, Kealey Sly|
|14:20-14:40||Josie O’Driscoll, Sherrie Smith and Claire Rice*||ReportRacism GRT|
|15:00-15:20||‘Roma and Traveller Rights Defenders’ European pan activist network||European Roma Rights Centre|
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is carrying out a consultation on enforcement powers as they relate to unauthorised development and encampments. Details of the consultation can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/powers-for-dealing-with-unauthorised-development-and-encampments The deadline for submissions is June 15th . We would encourage as many people and organisations as possible to put in submissions.
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.