Gypsy, Roma, Travellers, Sinti LGBTIQ Communities Training day

Date: Friday 14th December 2018

Venue: Friends House 173 – 177 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ

Admission: The cost for the ½ day workshop is £108.39 per delegate, if you book before the Thursday 6th December and £124.56 per delegate if you book between Friday 7th December and Thursday 13th December 2018. Places will only be secured with a confirmed payment.

Organisers – The Romani Cultural & Arts Company

General Information

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company will be delivering training in on Friday 14th December 2018

½ day workshop in either the morning (9am -12.30) or the afternoon (1pm – 4.30):

Raising awareness of Gypsy, Roma, Travellers, Sinti LGBTIQ people

A minority within a minority

This unique training is 100% devised and delivered by LGBTIQ Romani People

The aim of the training is to make the general public aware that the intersection between these two groups is filled with real people. They face a specific set of problems and they have a specific advantages. Being able to take advantage of this for everyone’s benefit begins with awareness.

This training is intended for the general public. Participants should hopefully include a mixture of both Romani and non-Romani , LGBT and non-LGBT audiences, and any other non-expert. This is not a forum for researchers to gather data. This is a safe space for sharing experiences, anecdotes, practical information, and building a network of supporters.

During the training, there will be:

– a history of the LGBT Roma movement will be presented,
– a summary of the first two international conferences in Europe
– the questions discussed and the conclusions brought about by these two conferences
– practical exercises dividing participants into small groups will try to develop how to create a more inclusive environment, how can we ensure all voices are heard, and how can we reach a wider audience, and what the benefits are

William Bila Consultant for Romani Cultural and Arts Company said: “Being visible within our communities, at the intersection of our communities, is not just for the sake of being visible even though it would suffice as a valid reason to simply remind everyone of our existence. We are here because we have something more to offer, to initiate a convergence of actors to unite in our common struggles against the dehumanizing effects of stereotypes that make assumptions based on misperceptions about ‘the other’. ”

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