Following the increasing media hysteria about Gypsies snatching blonde children, the BBC World Service have decided to dedicate an hour programme to the issue for the Romani community to air it’s views. A one hour live programme, which Jake Bowers will be co-presenting, will be broadcast live today at 6pm from a Romani caravan site in Surrey, England on the BBC World Service across the world. Continue reading
Jake Bowers puts a strong case for judging this case on the facts, not on prejudice.
Filiip Borev (Pipopotamus) has also written an article in the Guardian.
Nathalie Savaricas gives a good background account in the Independent Old attitudes resurface in Greece: inside the Roma camp where Maria the ‘blonde angel’ lived
Meanwhile in Ireland…
- Introductions, from nomadic team
- Introductions from participants and their Gypsy Roma Traveller experience and issues
- Introduction to nomadic and the website
- An overview of the current Gypsy Roma Traveller groups in Waltham Forest, accommodation and school contexts
- Coca Cola film
- Leadership and Management
- EAL / New arrivals
- Parental engagement
- Culture, identity and tradition
- Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history month
- Transfer and Transition
A useful resource for secondary school students
The nomadic network in Waltham Forest is up and running, and we are planning our first training on Gypsy Roma and Traveller History Month.
Five classic children’s picture books, each read in Romanes by Valdemar Kalinin. A sound indicates page turning.
Here are two traditional tales, and two sound files in Romani that tell two classic children’s stories in the Romani language