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.
Denisa Gannon who participated in the Romed mediator training organised by ACERT, and spoke at our annual mini-conference in 2015 in interviewed for Guardian Society by Catherine Baksi.
The article illustrates the struggles she experienced to qualify as a solicitor and the level of commitment and perseverance required to qualify. She also speaks of the challenges faced by Roma in the UK in the run-up to Brexit.
Our Chair Rose McCarthy and a Vice-Chair Lisa Smith attended the premiere of Searching for the Travelling people, a documentary created by The Rural Media Company the hosts of The Travellers’ Times.
TTs Editor-at-Large Damian Le Bas goes on a journey to re-visit the people and places visited by BBC documentary maker Charles Parker and folk singers Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl connected with more than 50 years ago to create a new ballad for the modern Traveller. Romani and Traveller people featured in the film include an ACERT Vice-Chair Lisa Smith, Richard O’Neill, Billy Welch. Samson Rattigan, Delaine Le Bas and Jess Smith.