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Inclusion of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma histories in the school curriculum

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Join us for discussions and recommendations for inclusion of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history and culture across the national curriculum

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On 1st July 2020, the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers adopted a Recommendation for the first time calling on its 47 member states to include the history of Roma and/or Travellers in school curricula and teaching materials.

Friends, Families and Travellers are inviting education professionals, equality organisations, politicians and people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities to share good practice and ideas to drive change.

Join our webinar to hear discussions on how the inclusion of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller histories and cultures, and education about the Holocaust, can be an effective tool to combat hatred, discrimination and prejudice in society.

This event, falling the day after Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January) will be hosted by Baroness Janet Whitaker.

Speakers will include:

A speaker from the Anti-Bullying Alliance

Chelsea McDonagh, Education Policy Officer at The Traveller Movement

Speaker from the Department of Education

Oliver Petrovich, young person from the Roma community, sharing a personal perspective

Marko Pecak, Research Officer, Roma Education Fund

Natalie Stables, Head of Service, Salford Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS)

Sherrie Smith, Gypsies and Travellers Essex and Bucks New University

Suzanna King, Writer and Director of Crystal's Vardo, a Friends, Families and Travellers production

Prof Dr Rainer Schulze, Professor Modern European History at the University of Essex

Terezia Rostas, Roma Educational Consultant and Advocate

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