ROMtels is a European project across UK, France, Romania and Finland, which has worked to improve the educational experience of Roma pupils through a pedagogical approach known as translanguaging. Relationships between teachers, parents and pupils are transformed. All resources emanating from the project are free from the website, including guidance documents for teachers, teacher educators and schools, as well as apps and tools to download and reconfigure as appropriate: see https://research.ncl.ac.uk/romtels/
ACERT chair, Rose McCarthy and EC member, Brian Foster gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry on education inequalities in Gypsy Roma and Traveller Communities on 12th September 2018. This follows a written submission made earlier in the year by Lisa Smith (current chair) and Margaret Wood, EC member. You can watch Parliament TV coverage of the session here.
The 2018 conference lived up to and maybe exceeded our expectations. We heard about powerful Gypsy women in history, strong women in the circus, Traveller activism in Ireland , videos, poetry and personal testimonies. Laughter, applause, conversation and community. A very special occasion.
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|