Programme for the day

Arrivals Registration Coffee & Tea09:30 – 10:00
Lisa Smith & Candace Thomas  Chair & Vice chair of ACERT  Welcome and introduction to ACERT   10:00 – 10:05
Richard O’Neill
Award winning storyteller &  ACERT conference host   
Welcome & Guide through the day  10:05 – 10:10    
Chancellor of  Oxford Brookes  University Welcome from our hosts10:10 – 10:15    
Gemma Lees
Fine artist, journalist and theatre maker.
‘You Don’t Look Like One: Existing Outside Of Other’s Expectations’. 10:15 – 10:30 
David Donaldson
The Nawken Knowledge Project 
Danger! Educated Gypsy: Educated in two worlds’  “I was educated in two worlds: in the settled world I was educated at a university dating back to the 16th century but in the Traveller world I was educated in oral history dating back to the 9th century. So, which was more valuable?”10:30 – 10:45 
Imogen Bright Moon 
Artist-craftwoman,writer and researcher, and advocates for GRT & SB representation in Craft and heritage spaces.  Online 
Intangible Cultural heritage (IHC)  Imogen will talk about ICH, what it means practically and ethically, and how Traveller communities can use this as a moment to safeguard our cultural heritage in our own way and in our own voice.  

10:45 – 11:00
Sally Barter 
GRT School Liaison officer in the London borough of Hillingdon and has worked in Traveller education for over thirty years 
Life skills and Learning  11:00 – 11:15 
Siobhan Spencer Planning Activist 
Lisa Smith Site resident and ACERT Chair 
Maria Faraone Planning Activist 
Tim Parker  Planning Enforcement Officer 
Intergenerational lives from a planning perspective 11:15 – 12:00    30 minutes discussion & 15 minutes Q & A
Liza Mortimer Travellers Times – A national magazine for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers 12:00 -12:15 
Hilary Heath and Claire Tattersall
GRT Service Norfolk 
Sharing good practice and resources 12:15  – 12:30 
Lunch & Networking 12:30 – 13:30 
Esther Stubbs
Social Worker & Research Assistant on the GRTSB higher education pledge at Anglia Ruskin University.    
Advocating and raising awareness in the field of education and social work 13:30 – 13:45 
Dee Cooper
Campaigner  Writer, Filmmaker and mental health advocate Dolly Cooper Artist and activist and Levi Cooper Medical Doctor and PhD student Online programme screening of Award Winning Film ‘Romany Me’ directed by Dee Cooper 
Intergenerational Lives and learning from an educational and activist  perspective 13:45 – 14:30 
Candace Thomas Vice Chair of ACERT & Programme Co-ordinator co – designing and delivering workshops with youth Navigating the dynamics of social media and youth empowerment  14:30 – 14:45 
Helen Snelson
Leader of history secondary initial teacher education at the University of York.Chair of the Historical Association’s Secondary Teaching Committee and a EuroClio ambassador. 
“Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history IS school history” 14:45 – 15:00
Break Tea and Coffee 15:00- 15:15 
Davie Donaldson, Sheldon Chadwick,  Esther Stubbs, Richard O’Neill, Gemma Lees  Panel discussion  15:15 – 16:00 
  Closing Remarks 16:00 – 16:10 
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