June 2020: Celebrating Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month
The final session will be a tea and chat with the Pavee Beoirs this coming Tuesday 30th June 2020 at 1pm - 2pm. To register for the final session in this series, please use the registration link here.
The first session began with the Education Meet and Greet which was held on Friday 12th June 2020. This was attended by many people, all you really engaged with the session.
The second session was the Policy Meet and Greet: After Dispatches which took place on Friday 19th june 2020, and was extremely successful. There was a large amount of people registered for this event, and it was an excellent networking opportunity.
The third session was the Criminal Justice Meet and Greet: Policing by Consent. It took place on Friday 26th June 2020 at 11am with a record number of people registering followed by fantastic feedback.
March 2020: Never Going to beat you Film Premier
‘Never Going to Beat You’ was originally a drama play about domestic abuse written by the late playwright Jennie Buckman from Giants Theatre Company together with 18 Gypsy and Traveller women. After two successful shows at the Blue Elephant Theatre in 2016, Traveller Movement and Giant’s Theatre decided to adapt the play into a film.
The film is directed and produced by Jennie’s son Michael Buckman (Crispy Biscuit Films).
‘Never Going to Beat You’ threads together the varying and different stories of the 18 Gypsy and Traveller women, and it will raise awareness about domestic abuse within all communities.
The screening was followed by a panel discussion about domestic abuse, mental health and well-being within the Gypsy and Traveller Communities.
November 2019: Annual Conference 2019
The booking lines opened in September for the conference: Waiting, Waiting, Waiting - is the wait finally over!! Government Announces New National Gypsy Roma and Traveller Strategy.
The conference provided a platform for community members, public institutions and supporters to write the blueprint for the new cross-government strategy to tackle Gypsy Roma and Traveller inequalities. It discussed the impact of weak data monitoring, hearing the voice of communities to produce a report to inform the strategy.
View the conference brochure with full list of speakers here
The Conference report can be found here