Turning the tide of inequality

Annual conference and AGM 2019

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

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

The Parliamentary Women’s 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.

 In response to the report this year’s annual conference aims 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.

Programme for the day

09:00 – 10:00

Welcome, registration & refreshments

Margaret Wood, Sue Mutter & Anne Walker

10:00 – 10:20

Opening remarks and chairs report

Lisa Smith ACERT Chair

10:20 – 10:40

Setting the thematic scene an introduction and critique of the Women’s and Equalities Committee inquiry Tackling inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities’ recommendations.

Arthur Ivatts OBE 

International consultant to governments and international organisations including the EU, UNESCO, UNICEF, Council of Europe, FRA and the Roma Education Fund

10:40 – 11:00

Gypsy Roma and Traveller Education: A Good Practice guide

Pauline Anderson 

Director of Learning and Skills at Derby County Council

11:00 – 11:20

A discussion on 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.

Chaired by Colin Clark 

Professor, School of Media, Culture and Society, University of the West of Scotland

11:20 – 11:40

Innovative and successful ways St Matthews is working to improve outcomes for Roma children.

Lucy Hood & Vasile Sandu 

St Matthews Primary school 

Ipswich

11:40 – 12:00

Gypsy Roma and Traveller experiences in Higher education

MA student and Rombelong ambassador Chelsea McDonough

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

 

13:00 – 13:30

AGM

 

13:30 – 13:50

Education Liaison at the Showmen’s guild

Tyler Hatwell

13:50 – 14:10

Inclusion of Roma Children in East London schools

Nick Radu Mentor & Teacher

14:10 – 14:30

Making “On the road” podcast and its impact

Nancy Prentice, Andrew Wilkie Prison radio Association

14:30 – 14:50

Talking to young Roma, Gypsy & Traveller people about careers

Nicola Hay 

PhD Candidate, University of the West of Scotland

14:50 – 15:10

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

Chrissie Browne ACERT Trustee

15:10 – 16:00

Plenary discussion. ACERT priorities for 2019-20

Chaired by Colin Clark 

Professor, School of Media, Culture and Society, University of the West of Scotland

Free advice on UK settlement scheme

Migrant Help can advise and give information on applying to the EU Settlement Scheme, including:
  • What the EU Settlement Scheme is
  • Criteria that need to be met
  • How to make an application
  • What documents are needed to apply
  • Types of status people may be eligible for
  • Completing application forms

Migrant Help is funded to provide this support until March 2020.

Our service is available to people from the following groups:

  • Gypsy/traveller and Roma communities
  • Vulnerable individuals:
    • homeless
    • elderly
    • people with disabilities/serious health condi?ons
    • victims of domestic abuse
    • victims of modern slavery and human trafficking
    • young adults who are leaving care

For further information please contact Primrose Muparutsa EUSS Engagement and Outreach Manager on:

euss@migranthelpuk.org | 01304 806732 | www.migranthelpuk.org

Roma Holocaust 75th Anniversary

Commemoration and Conference

Starts 12.00 noon, Friday 2nd August, on Parliament Square (nearest Underground Station: Westminster: meet by the Statue of Mahatma Gandhi)

Then 2 pm to 5 pm Free Conference at Greencoat Place Conference Centre. 24 Greencoat Place, London, SW1P 1RD (Nearest Underground Station St. James’ Park or Victoria, but in walking distance from Parliament Square.

Quiet contemplation and Remembrance

The Gypsy Council will be commemorating the Gypsy Roma genocide at the Hyde Park, Holocaust Memorial from

1:00pm on Friday, August 2nd.

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.
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