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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Project for young Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in London!

Do you want to learn research skills and take part in designing and filming a video about the difficulties London Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people face in education?

Are you 18 – 25 years old? (Or 15 – 17 in which case you will need an adult escort)

You will:

  • Take part in 3 training sessions in Holloway and at City Hall, and receive £20 voucher from every session you take part in, plus travel costs
  • Learn research skills such as designing a questionnaire and interviewing
  • Conduct 3 – 5 interviews, and receive £20 voucher for each completed interview!
  • Help to design a video with a professional film company
  • Act in a video (voluntary)

This project is funded by the Mayor of London as a part of their Citizen Led Engagement program.

The project will document what are the barriers London’s Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people have in relation to education. We will teach you the skills you need to produce the project you want.

The first meeting will take place on:

Wednesday 19th June 10.30am – 2.30pm at
The Traveller Movement
Resource Centre
356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA

If you are interested, please contact Christina by Friday 7thJune
email: partnerships@travellermovement.org.uk

Phone: 020 7607 2002       Mobile: 079 08433413